Cell at Eastern State

Cell at Eastern State

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Guest Blogging Today!

Gripping Strangers,

Jump over to The Abbot Gran Medicine Show, where I'm guesting today. The blog is the work of two amazing writers, Sara Gran and Megan Abbott, and it's jammed with cool stuff - Bob Hope controlling minds, Rip Torn attacking Norman Mailer with a hammer, witches, Weegee, the odd lure of playing cards, Winnie Ruth Judd and Doris Day and the always-great writing of Sara and Megan.

My post is called Satan's Day Care, and it's about the Ritual Abuse Panic of the 80's. I've been fascinated for years by this odd episode in American history, in which dozens of daycare workers, teachers and parents were falsely accused of repeatedly abusing and abducting preschool children in testimony that was the blatant result of coercion, threats and bribes.

Come on over and join the fun!

4 comments:

  1. Can't help but wonder if you've ever seen the book or seen the video WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP. Lots of your interests seem to coincide with it. It's worth looking for.

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  2. And the DVR is pretty cool too. What's that house is Doylestown built by the pottery guy. Crazy house. Loved it. Stay well and if you ever want to do a "HOW I CAME TO WRITE THE BOOK" for my blog, I'd love to have it.

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  3. Henry Chapman Mercer. He built the tile works, his house (Fonthill) and a huge museum. Very eccentric guy who built everything out of concrete, apparently because he was worried about fires.
    Thanks for the offer! I'll try and put something together for you.

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