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Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


by John Weagly

I hate Halloween, Max Regan thought to himself in the dark of his living room. He was doing his best to ignore the endless knocking at the door. It was just stupid kids looking for free candy. He wanted the brats to think nobody was home.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

What could be more perfect for Halloween than interviewing real life ghost hunters! KRL sat down with Jackie Meador, one of the founders and Director and Chief Investigator for Central California Paranormal Investigators (CCPI), to talk about their organization and what they do.


by Kathleen Costa

Anglophiles living in the U.S. have for decades been at a disadvantage when trying to find UK movies and television programs. Oh, sure, you might see some recent episodes or movies on PBS or a few cable channels, but they are inconsistently available. Hurrah for AcornTV!


by Cindy Sample

“Caramel apples are my favorite,” Shelly said to her partner. “The thicker the caramel, the better.”
“Yep, when I think of autumn, I think of food – apple cider, apple donuts and candy apples.” Buck patted his khaki-clad belly. His shirt, which looked ready to burst a button or two, demonstrated his love of Apple Hill delights. Buck stepped back and snapped a few more photos. “And Halloween ghosts and goblins, of course.”


by Lorie Lewis Ham

Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!


by Cynthia Chow

As Halloween arrives on Mackinac Island, Michigan, residents are celebrating early with a “Night of the Walking Red” American Heart Association charity walk and costume contest. McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop owner Allie McMurphy has already donned her zombie pinup girl, but it is her cat Carmella who arrives covered in very real blood. For once it is the feline and not “Grim Reaper” Allie who has discovered a corpse, with the zombie-costumed victim definitely dead and not just walking dead.


by Sarah Peterson-Camacho

As the air grows crisp and the dying leaves descend like fallen flames, October ushers in a spooky season of Halloween parties, scary movie marathons, and pumpkin spice everything. Thoughts drift like ghosts to seasonal festivities like pumpkin carving, trick or treating, and finding just the right costume.


The Bully BOO! Walk

IN THE October 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures

by Bridgette Boothe

The Bully BOO! Walk, Fresno Bully Rescues’ largest fundraiser of the year, is coming up this Sunday, October 20, at Woodward Park, Fresno, California!

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Are All Black Cats Bad Luck?

IN THE October 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,

by Elaine Faber

Halloween is right around the corner, and people are decorating with pumpkins, witches, goblins, and black cats. My name is Black Cat, but I’m not “All Black” because I have a white chest and white feet. My cousin cats who are “All Black” have a much tougher time fitting into society. They’re the most likely to be left behind at the shelter because many people think they bring bad luck.


by Steven Sanchez

Trick or Treat! Yes, Autumn is upon us. Goodbye triple digit heat and hello colorful leaves, jack o’ lanterns, and horror movies. There are certain criteria that need to be check-marked for Fall to be official: pumpkin spice flavored everything, decorations, football, sweet tooth cravings till the end of the year, and of course, plenty of scares. Raisin Hell Ranch & Haunted Corn Field been raising a lot of scares for the past few years.


by Terrance Mc Arthur

In Haunted Rails: Tales of Ghost Trains, Phantom Conductors, and other Railroad Spirits, Matthew L. Swayne offers three-score tales of hauntings at train museums, stations, tunnels, bridges, and accident sites. The bibliography lists twice as many sources. This slim-ish volume is exhaustively researched, bringing together story as well as tales of hauntings from across the United States (even Hawaii gets a paranormal mention) and Canada.


by BJ Wingate

She stepped off the bus at the usual place, waving to the driver as he took off. Then she turned in the opposite direction and started walking. It was later then her usual time and, since it was fall, it was darker than normal.


by Kathleen Costa

I am always excited about the release of the annual “magical” mystery anthology. The Curses and Cauldrons collection, released in September, highlights many of my favorite authors and some new ones I have begun to explore. I was able to connect with a couple of my favorite authors and ask a few questions about writing.


Halloween at Gazebo Gardens

IN THE October 12 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Still looking for something special to do on Halloween? Why not head over to Gazebo Gardens in Fresno! On Halloween night they will have a special performance by local band Scats on the Sly. We took a moment to chat with Brian Guerrero Buchheim, event coordinator at Gazebo Gardens, and Mallory Moad of Scats on the Sly about this event.


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