Paranormal Underground Radio: Mark Leslie, Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores & Libraries

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In this episode of Paranormal Underground Radio: In The Dark, we talk with Mark Leslie, whose writing has been described as “Twilight Zone” in nature. Mark is a writer, editor, and bookseller who still cowers under the covers when he hears strange noises in the night, worried that the monster under the bed might finally get him. Despite his fear of the dark and the shadows, he travels around with a life-sized skeleton named Barnaby.

Mark’s affinity for storytelling started at an early age, converting his childhood fears into tales to be shared around the campfire, and hammered out his first serious attempt at a “novel” on an Underwood typewriter when he was 13 years old. While that book will never see the light of day (for good reason), he sold his first short story in 1992 and received honorable mention in The Years Best Fantasy & Horror for it, and has since published the short story collection One Hand Screaming (2004) and the horror novel I, Death (2014), as well we edited the anthologies North Of Infinity II (2006), Campus Chills (2009), and Tesseracts Sixteen (2014).

Dundurn has published a number of Mark's non-fiction explorations of the paranormal, true eerie tales of the paranormal, since 2012, and they include Haunted Hamilton: The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle & Other Steeltown Shivers (2012), Spooky Sudbury: True Tales of the Eerie & Paranormal (2013), and Tomes Of Terror: Haunted Bookstores & Libraries (2014). He is hard at work on Creepy Capital: Eerie Tales of Ottawa & the National Capital Region for release in 2016.

Air Date: May 21, 2015

Topic: Haunted Bookstores, Haunted Libraries, Paranormal Research, Paranormal Investigation, Psychic Phenomena

Guest: Mark Leslie

Hosts: Karen Frazier and Chuck Gotski

Producer: Cheryl Knight