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This week's ghost story from The Moonlit Road is an excerpt from a novel of the same name by 2011 Shirley Jackson Award winner Sheri Holman. Being called a masterpiece of the new Southern Gothic, Holman's tale of a family tragedy stretches from Depression-era Appalachia to modern New York City.

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A Q&A with The Moonlit Road storytelling site founder Craig Dominey, complete with a ghost story. How did The Moonlit Road come about? CD: I’m a native Southerner and used to write freelance articles on Southern history and culture. I always felt the South sometimes got a bad rap in other parts of the country so I wanted to create something that taught people about Southern culture in a fun way. So, I chose storytelling and ghost stories as a gateway to do that. Our visitors can simply read or listen to a story, or dig deeper and learn more about the place and culture that the story comes from.

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by Erin Z. Bass On June 12, Alabama lost its beloved storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to meet Kathryn. I first heard about her while on a tour of rural Alabama a few years ago. Our guide, Linda Vice, told some of Kathryn's stories to us and even took us by her house in Selma, but the storyteller wasn't home. At the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum in Thomasville, we learned more about her life and legacy in the community. Many of you know we're working on a Southern Literary Trail application here at Deep South, and the museum definitely made our list of literary sites. I'd like to share our app entry on the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum as a tribute to her today and hope you'll all click here to listen to Kathryn talk about her experience with ghosts on YouTube. A Tribute to Alabama’s Storyteller Born in Selma, AL, and raised in nearby Thomasville, Kathryn Tucker Windham is known as “Alabama’s Storyteller.” Windham got her start at the town newspaper reviewing movies and eventually went to work for the Selma Times-Journal, where she won several awards for her writing and photography. Locally, she’s know for her ghost stories

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