Halloween Is Over (Or is it???)

All Hallow’s Eve has passed. All of the free roaming spirits have returned to their graves. Or have they?


They might have “clocked out” for the season, but a bunch of them are still haunting this blog! PLEASE, help me get rid of them!

This is a Ghost Hunt Contest! Find Ghosts – win a book!!


Help me find these ghosts. In turn, I will reward you with points. When all is said and done, the person with the most points will win an autographed copy of Matt Power’s book, “Ghosts of Manor House”

Some ghosts are worth more points than others. The chart below shows the point value for each ghost:

Some ghosts are worth more points than others. The chart below shows the point value for each ghost:

Red Ghost: 1 point



Yellow ghost: 5 pointsyellowghost2

Blue Ghost: 10 points


Green ghost: 25 points


Orange ghost: 50 pointsoramgeghost3

Purple Ghost: 75 points


White ghost: 100 points



Find one, find two, or find them all! Once you find a ghost, post the identity (color) and location of the ghost in the comment section below and then I shall remove the ghost from the blog and distribute to you the earned points. For instance, you might say in the comment: “In the Cat and the Canary article, inside the paragraph that begins ‘the movie is a remake of the 1927 film’, I found a blue ghost.

Or you can email me the identity and location at dwcheely@yahoo.com

The person with the most points wins a free autographed copied of Matt’s book – Ghosts of Manor House



Ghost Hunt Contest! Win a book!

Remember in my last post when I wrote that I would soon have the details on how you can win an autographed copy of Matt Power’s book “Ghosts of Manor House”?   Well How Soon is NOW!!


Several ghosts are hiding in this blog. Find them. Earn points. The Ghostbuster with the most points wins the book!

For further details, click anywhere around those cute pictures that are posted above! You will be directed to the contest page!

Or, you can go to the Special Features section of this blog! Click on the menu and this contest appears as the first item!

October Happenings!

leaveAutumn is like my spring. As the summer winds down and the air becomes cooler, I reflect and refresh.  Tis’ not the season to mourn the loss of nature’s greenery, but to enjoy the explosion of colorful varieties of foliage.  Nature remains very much alive. In autumn, “Things are a brewin’”, a Halloween witch might say.  Likewise, I’m going to get busy brewing.  Brewing and stirring up a batch of fun! Exciting activities are a comin’!

First of all, my book The House Sitter will go on sale for a week in October. The electronic version of this book will be priced at 99 cents.  pumkin

Later in the month, I will offer up an e-version of my book Voices: The First Chorus for free.  Free free free free free!!

I also have some exciting news about the print version of “The House Sitter” as well! There will be opportunities to win autographed copiesleave I will be hosting two fun contests, one at my Facebook page Haunted Houses of Film and Literature and the other right here at this blog.

The contest on the Facebook page involves recognizing haunted houses of film from pictures. Whoever correctly identifies the most houses will win a copy of the autographed novel.  More details to come. As for the contest being held here at this page, it will coincide with a “blog makeover.”  That’s right folks,  “this here blog” will have a fresh new look!  It’ll almost be as if I’m moving to new place. (But I’m not – I’m staying here at wordpress.) Be that as it may, as a sort of house-warming activity, I will host a ghost hunt. There will be ghosts hiding in various places on the page. The person that finds the most ghosts wins the autographed book!  Again, more details to come.  pumkin

I’m looking forward to October. I hope you are as well. I will do what I can to help make it a “spooktacular” month for you!