Oversized Underestimated: A Halloween Special with Horror Writer MontiLee Stormer


This week we take a break for our brains with an absurdly long but totally worth it Halloween special!

I am joined for an amazing conversation with horror writer MontiLee Stormer where we cover everything from women in horror, to accessibility for writers, and the history of Paradise Valley in Detroit.

You'll also hear stories from people about their favorite costumes, unforgettable Halloweens past, and creepy, disembodied whispers about body in the closet.

You'll even hear an interview that I did with my Mom.

Thank you for listening, and Happy Halloween!

For further research on Paradise Valley, here is a list of resources provided by MontiLee:


Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60,  Lars Bjorn, Jim Gallert


Detroit's Paradise Valley (MI) (Images of America), Ernest H. Borden 



Paradise Valley and Black Bottom


Bringing Detroit's Black Bottom back to (virtual) life


Detroit's Black Bottom and Paradise Valley Neighborhoods


Lottie the Body, burlesque dancer in Paradise Valley 


606 Horseshoe - was the last remaining bar in Paradise Valley (gone now)


Additional sounds credits this week go to:

"Spookster" by Wayne Jones from the YouTube Audio Library, "Tolling Bell Sound" by Daniel Simion via soundbible.com, "Human Heartbeat Sound" by Daniel Simion  via soundbible.com, and "Thunder Strike 1 Sound" by Mike Koenig  via soundbible.com. 

Elizabeth P.