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Spooky Texas

“It was growing darker as the storm clouds thickened above us. Rosa lit a kerosene lantern to give the digging men more light. Suddenly, I saw a white figure rise up from the ground right beside Alberto. The familiar shaking began in my knees and spread to the rest of my body, clenching my stomach. “Al…Al…Alberto!” I shouted around the knot in my throat. Alberto whirled around and the handle of his shovel went right through the body of the ghost…”

“Guarded by a Ghost” from Spooky Texas

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for 35 creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in Texas. From the ghost lights of Marfa and the werewolf of Elroy, to the Devil’s brand in the eternal roundup of El Paso, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.

Texas folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser and through artist Paul G. Hoffman’s evocative illustrations. You’ll meet ghosts and a witch, hear things that go bump in the night, and feel an icy wind on the back of your neck on a warm summer evening. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and dreary night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to Grandma’s, this is a collection to treasure.

Spooky Texas by S.E. Schlosser
Spooky Texas by S.E. Schlosser


Spooky Texas by S.E. Schlosser

Part One: Ghost Stories

1. Guarded by a Ghost – San Antonio
2. Amber – Dallas
3. The Old Bridge – Camden
4. On the Front Deck – Bandera
5. The Warning – Wichita Falls
6. El Muerto – Kingsville
7. Sifty-Sifty San – Wallis
8. The Black Car – Angelina County
9. Ghost Light – Marfa
10. The Lady in the Veil – Brownsville
11. Restless Spirit – Wink
12. Remember – San Antonio

Part Two – Powers of Darkness and Light

13. White Wolf – Elroy
14. Madstone – Socorro
15. Eternal Roundup – El Paso
16. Little Eight John – Jacksonville
17. Grandmother Matilda – Houston
18. Evil Eye – Austin
19. Llorona – Laredo
20. No Trespassing – Amarillo
21. Rattler’s Ridge – Wimberley
22. The Gray Lady – Fort Worth
23. Spearfinger – Hardin County
24. Lost and Found – Abilene
25. The Letter – Galveston