Tonight! Sunday! Live! Video! with Dave Cruz & Beyond The Strange Radio

Happy Halloween week, you lovers of the bizarre and starlings of the strange. Tonight join me on Beyond The Strange Radio for a live video interview with the one and only Dave Cruz. We’ll try and scare one another as we traverse the world of ghosts, vampires and other creatures of the night. Join us by clicking the YouTube link below.(one of us! one of us!)

And if you’re looking for all of my recent and upcoming radio appearances, check this link.

If you haven’t yet ordered your copy of my most recent book, just click one of the links below!

Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and Tales of True HauntingsAvailable  AmazonBarnes & Noble & IndieBound

Jeff Belanger Interviewed Me on GhostVillage (Life Goal, Achieved!!!)

If you are a fan of the paranormal, then you have no doubt spent time on Ghostvillage.com, Jeff Belanger’s website dedicated to ghost research and evidence. If not, for shame! Get thee on over and join the community of thousands—ghost encounters, curious and skeptics alike. It’s been around since 1999 and I’ve been a fan since about that time myself.

Need a place to start? Here’s one:

Jeff’s recent interview with me on my new book, Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances and Tales of True Hauntings (available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble & IndieBound )

Click HERE to read the GhostVillage interview.

Yes!!! Life goal achieved. Thank you, Jeff!!

Click HERE to read the GhostVillage interview.

 

cool-ass image: darksouls1 via Pixabay

 

 

4th of July Surprise! Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast

If you know the world of paranormal radio you likely know the name Jim Harold. He’s one of the great hosts of many para-projects over the years, currenty two of my favorites are Jim Harold’s Campfire Stories (which I often drift asleep listening to in the wee hours of the morning when insomnia takes hold) and Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast.

I was his honored guest recently. From his parlor to mine, thank you Jim for another wonderful experience. You can listen here!

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Radio Ga-Ga: Upcoming Interviews & Archived Podcasts

Looking to tune in, turn on or maybe just space out? This is my (mostly) current list of upcoming and past radio appearances. Many of these were to discuss topics relevant to my latest book, Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and Tales of True HauntingsAvailable  AmazonBarnes & Noble & IndieBound (and wherever books are sold!!!).

NEW FOR 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott,

Midnight, EST. http://spacedoutradio.com/

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. Nox Mente. 9pm EST. Dreams & Dreaming show!

noxmente.com 

Monday, January 14th, 2019. Open Canvas. 10 pm EST. Revolution Radio, link here: http://www.freedomslips.com

Thursday, February 7th, 2019. Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott. Midnight, EST. http://spacedoutradio.com/

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.  Night Light with Mark Eddy and Barbara DeLong.

10 pm to midnight blogtalkradio/nightlight 

PAST SHOWS

Many of these are archived so you can still listen! Click the links to try it!

Friday, June 1st, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, 10 PST to Midnight. coasttocoastam.com

Friday, June 1st, Podcast, Now live: talking Bridal Bizarre on Episode #11 of Podenstein’s Lab podensteinslab.com

Monday, June 4th, Dr. Pat Show, 10 a.m. PST thedrpatshow.com  ARCHIVED, CLICK TO LISTEN.

Monday, June 4th, I recorded a great talk with Justin from Beyond Reason. Check it out at here. .

Tuesday, June 5th, Paradelphia Radio.8-10 EST, paradelphia.com

PODCAST OF PARADELPHIA AVAILABLE HERE: http://wildfireradio.com/paradelphia-radio-207/

Wednesday, June 6th, Ghost Chronicles, 7 p.m. EST, neghostproject.com

Thursday, June 7th, Stirring the Cauldron with Marla Brooks. 9-10 EST. stirringthecauldron.podomatic.com

(AVAILABLE NOW AS A PODCAST!)

Wednesday, July 4th, Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast, available here:

https://jimharold.com/parting-veil-paranormal-podcast-542/

Sunday, July 15th, Beyond the Strange Radio with Dave Cruz, 6 pm PST, 9 EST

Live video youtube stream here. VIDEO!!!

Tuesday, July 17th, Weiser Books Radio Hour with Mike Conlon (link forthcoming)

Sunday, July 22nd, 11 PM EST (10 CST, 8 PST) Paranormal Into the Night Radio. Check it out here.

Thursday, Aug. 9th, Within the Chaos, 10-midnight EST. Go to http://tobtr.com/10894493 or call in to listen at 516-387-1922 and www.blogtalkradio.com/viberadionetwork .Visit the Within the Chaos Facebook page for more info.

Thursday, August 16th. Paranormal Now, 9 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. CST. with Alan B. Smith. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormalnow

Sunday, August 19th, Paranormal Soup with Jason Bland (VIDEO) 11 p.m. EST to 1 a.m. EST. mwpparanormalsoup.com

Friday, August 31st, Church of Mabus Radio. 8 p.m. EST churchofmabus.com 

Tuesday, September 11th, Coast Insider Live Chat Hour, with George Noory, 11 p.m. EST/8 p.m. PST.

Wednesday, September 12th, Spirit Radio-The Paranormal Experience with Lynne Nickerson & Willy Hassell, 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST/7 p.m. PST. WSCA FM.

Thursday, October 4th, Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott, Midnight, EST. http://spacedoutradio.com/

Friday, October 12th, Hyperspace with Solaris Blueraven. Midnight EST. kcorradio.com

Sunday, October 14th, WBGU Dead Air Paranormal, 8 p.m. EST, https://www.bgfalconmedia.com/wbgu-fm/

Thursday, October 25, Within the Chaos, 10-midnight EST. Go to http://tobtr.com/10894493 or call in to listen at 516-387-1922 and www.blogtalkradio.com/viberadionetwork .Visit the Within the Chaos Facebook page for more info.

Saturday, October 27, Into the Parabnormal with Jeremy Scott. Show is from 6-9 pst/9-midnight EST and I’ll be on about 9:30 EST. www.ParabnormalRadio.com

Sunday, October 28,  Beyond the Strange Radio with Dave Cruz, 6 pm PST, 9 EST. Live video youtube stream here. VIDEO!!! We will be dressing up!

Tuesday, October 30, 1:05 pm CST I’ll make a brief appearance live on the Tom Barnard show to discuss the weirdest and wackiest spots and stories of Minnesota! http://www.tombarnardpodcast.com/

Wednesday, October 31, 11:30-midnight EST I’ll be joining Jim Harold’s Halloween show via FB live! Details forthcoming!!!

Thursday, December 6th, Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott. Midnight, EST. http://spacedoutradio.com/

NEW TIME! Wednesday December 12th, 11 pm -1 am EST. The Angel Rock with Lorilei Check it here: lnmradionetwork.com/theangelrock

Thursday, December 20th,  Within the Chaos, 10-midnight EST. Go to http://tobtr.com/10894493 or call in to listen at 516-387-1922 and www.blogtalkradio.com/viberadionetwork .Visit the Within the Chaos Facebook page for more info

There are a few more podcast recording/being recorded during this time as well, so watch here for details.

Image by Daniel von Appen via Unsplash

Here There Be Ghouls: A Teaser from Paranormal Parlor

Creatures of mist, half credited;

Our faint form flings

No shadow in moonlight on the bed

We visit; noiseless is our tread,

Who come from deserts of the dead,

Where no bird sings.

—Anon, 1887 (from Ghost Stories and Presentiments)

Here There Be Ghosts

I have never met a ghost story I didn’t like. Whether it ends in a ridiculous joke (the wrapping paper in the closet the source of the phantom “rap, rap, rapping”) or lingers long enough to make you jump at the shadows, I find the genre and all of its many incantations delightful. But nothing quite gets me going like the story right from the mouth of babes: when a first-hand experience is recounted to me (preferably in the dim light of the fire on a dark and stormy night). When I began writing this book I put out a call for stories among my people: the midnight podcaster, the horror novelist, the paranormal lovers and those whom the paranormal seem to love. While my original intention was to create one opening chapter chock full of as-told-to-me tales, as I gathered them they found their own way into the manuscript. In later chapters, you’ll find the case of the haunted tarot deck and the pot-smoking Ouija board user and even a haunting from the catacombs of Paris. In this chapter, many of the stories I wanted to tell from my own experiences include the child ghost that I lived with for a number of years. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one with a kid apparition. In addition, you will find the unnamed Lovecraftian thing that moaned in the woods and other horrifying joys. Read on, my friends, read on.

—an excerpt from Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances and Tales of True Hauntings

Available June 1st on Amazon, Barnes & Noble & IndieBound and wherever books are sold.

image credit: Jordan Jansen via Unsplash

 

Happy New Year & An Annoucement

Happy 2018 you delightful devils! Let’s hope your celebrations (and libations) didn’t take you too far off the path. We all know how those Pookas can appear when you least expect them…

2017 was a big year for me personally: it saw the publication of my latest book, Fairies, Pookas, and Changelings: A Complet Guide to the Wild & Wicked Enchanted Realm in April. By the fall I had completed the manuscript for my next book, Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and True Tales of Hauntings (available for pre-order on Amazon, IndieBound or B&N). And in October, with the talents of Bo Luellen, we launched a new podcast, Varla Ventura’s Tales of the Strange: Season One–Strange America

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, Bo is no longer able to do the podcast. I am indebted to him for motivating me to think outside the book and he and I will remain forever friends. But this means that 2018 will have me reinventing the Podcast just a lil’ bit, and I will be learning some new skills (uh, mainly podcasting…know any good books on the subject?). For those of you who noticed nothings doin’ in the podcast realm, bless ye, for you are paying attention.

There are currently 3 episodes live and episodes 4 & 5 awaiting my nimble fingers but I’ve booked several guests that I can guarantee will delight you. So please bear with me as I try new things, take the reigns and make Tales of the Strange my own.

In the meantime, please enjoy the current episodes, tune in for upcoming interviews where I am the guest and take a peek at my books!

May 2018 bring you the vision of starlight, the creative genius of 10,000 novels and one more for the road.

 

 

Arkansas- Strange America – 4

Greetings friends of the bizarre! We proudly present to you, our Arkansas episode of Tales of the Strange!!

Varla Ventura’s Tales of the Strange: Strange America—Episode 2—Arkansas

We interview with Cryptozoologist of the Year 2017, Seth Breedlove.

Host: Varla Ventura

Co-Host:  Bo Luellen

Guest Website: Smalltownmonsters.com

Arizona—Strange America – 3

Greetings all you wicked weirdos and friends of the bizarre! We proudly present to you, our Alaska episode of Tales of the Strange!!

This episode we interview Stephen Hall, the curator of the History of Pharmacy Museum in Arizona. He talks to us if poison bottles, the pharmacy at Disneyland and John Dillinger’s chewing gum, among other highlights!

Varla Ventura’s Tales of the Strange: Strange America—Episode 3—Arizona

We interview the curator of the History of Pharmacy Museum, Mr. Stephen Hall.

Guest Website:  Pharmacy Museum

Host: Varla Ventura

Co-Host:  Bo Luellen

Alaska – Strange America – 2

Ladies and gentlebeans, wicked weirdos and friends of the bizarre! We proudly present to you, our Alaska episode of Tales of the Strange!!

Varla Ventura’s Tales of the Strange: Strange America—Episode 2—Alaska

We interview Neelie Ravenclaw of the IOPIA (Investigation of Paranormal in Alaska)

Host: Varla Ventura

Co-Host:  Bo Luellen

Visit:  IOPIA website

Is That ME in Your Pocket? Or Are You Just…

NOW ON ITUNES, PEOPLES!!

I am terribly excited to discover that our BRAND NEW podcast, Varla Ventura’s Tales of the Strange is live and now available on iTunes. Oooooh! That means you can just log in and subscribe and every time a new episode drops, bam! I’ll be right there, waiting for you. In your pocket.

Oh, okay or in your purse. Just plug in, tune in. Now you can listen easily while scrubbing away those mystery stains (is that blood? honestly!) or walking your wolves around the lake.

And I’m not above begging, so please, please, if you like it, subscribe and give us a happy little rating. The first episode, Strange America: Alabama is up. Coming soon, Alaska’s most famous ghost hunter and UFO-ologist and Small Town Monsters filmmaker and mastermind, Seth Breedlove.

Download me, darling. You know you want to.