Halloween greetings to all of our Dogman fans! Tis the season, the season of the Dogman! The chill of incoming winter can be felt as the velvety blackness of night steals the sky from the twilight of the autumn sunsets. The time of the harvest has arrived, and the demon moon shall rise on Halloween night!
But enough of all that.
What have we been up to? This past weekend was a big one, as we sandwiched a Saturday morning & afternoon in Traverse City between nights at the Ghost Ship in Manistee. Tons of fans showed up to hang out, talk folklore, and share in the legend. We were also honored to be joined at the Ghost Ship by our good friend, and father of "The Legend" Steve Cook. And to top off the evening on Saturday, we got to meet Deputy Jeff Chamberlain, one of the two original officers on the scene at the original Dogman attack/cabin break-in in Luthor back in 1987!
Now, as to the rumors everyone's waiting breathlessly for...Yes, MonsterQuest was back in Michigan!!!! They're filming a follow-up to the first season finale (the American Werewolf, primarily featuring the Wisconsin legends.) But this time, I'm assured, the whole show is on our own beloved Michigan Dogman legends!!! How's that for cool? MonsterQuest hung out at WTCM all week, interviewing Steve Cook and the other radio personalities, and our friend Jeff Chamberlain took them all over the swamps of Luthor, setting the stage for a 're-enactment' of the famous 1987 Dogman attack.
Of course, as I get more details, I'll be sure to share them with you. Will the Gable Film be featured prominently? I would think so. Will there be scenes from around the state? I sure hope so. Will they play "The Legend" during the episode? Almost a guarantee!
From what I have heard, this new MonsterQuest episode will air sometime in January or February of 2010. That's perfect timing, as the remake of the original 1941 classic The Wolfman (starring the ever-famous Lon Chaney Jr.) opens in theaters on February 12, 2010.
Where are we off to next? October wraps up with a Haunted Halloween afternoon at Horizons bookstore in Petoskey. I've been asked to guest judge the second annual 'Scariest Story In Northern Michigan' contest. And let me tell you, I'm really looking forward to reading northern Michigan's best thrills and chills!
See our website for the full fall book signing tour schedule:
Our upcoming schedule for November (tentatively) is below:
November 14: Cadillac craft fair at the Wexford Civic Center
November 22: Traverse City Park Place Hotel holiday show
November 28: Indian River -Inland Lakes Schools craft show
Novemver 29-30: Sterling Heights Ford II HS -St. Nicks Warehouse
Anything else new? How about our book + t-shirt special? It has been such a hot item that we're going to extend it through November 15 (the first day of fire-arm deer season). You can see the special prices of any book with any t-shirt (black or white) for only $20 on the website below:
We are now getting more books all around northern Michigan, and new stops on our book tour are being added for fall, winter, and (hard to believe) spring of 2010 already!
Thanks for your support and keep scouring the woods for signs of the elusive legendary folklore creature, the Michigan Dogman!!!