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Start Halloween off with Kid-Friendly "Scary" Stories at Somerset Community College

Ghost StoriesAuthor and storyteller Roberta Simpson Brown to share ghost stories with public; costumes encouraged

The Queen of Cold Blooded Tales will be on the campus of Somerset Community College on Halloween night to tell ghost stories and provide an eerie start to the evenings festivities.

Roberta Simpson Brown, author of the book Scariest Stories Ever Told will be sharing tales of shadows, feathered things, grouchy old teachers, creaky cabins and more in SCCs Meece Auditorium, located in Meece Hall at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on October 31, 2016. The tales are family-friendly, although somewhat spooky.The free event is open to the public and is ideal for all ages. Costumes are encouraged. Somerset Community College is located at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

Brown grew up on a farm near Russell Springs. Stories she heard at home and as a student at Berea College made her realize the importance of preserving storytelling.

Brown has authored or co-authored several books including The Walking Trees and Other Scary Stories, which was nominated for the 1992 Parents Choice Award, The Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales, Scared in School, Strains of Music, Lamplight Tales and Spooky, Kooky Poems for Kids. Her audio tapes, called Scary Stories for All Ages and The Scariest Stories Ever are available through August House Publishers. She also has CDs, Creaking Porch Stories and Streamers.

A nationally-known author and storyteller, Brown has appeared in many states to share her art. She has also written for Louisville Magazine and has performed on National Public Radio and Voice of America, and at The Kentucky Center for the Arts. On February 23, 2002, she was featured telling one of her own stories on Lifetime TVs show, Beyond Chance.

Brown has been a featured author at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee, the Kentucky Book Fair and the Southern Festival of Books at Bowling Green.

Brown retired from teaching in 1999 to devote more time to writing and storytelling. She and her husband Lonnie reside in Louisville where they do paranormal investigations with the Louisville Ghost Hunters and The American Ghost Society.

Brown will be autographing copies of her new book Scariest Stories Ever Told, which will be available for purchase for $9.95 at the event. Other titles by Brown will be available for purchase.

Visit somerset.kctcs.edu/Visitors_and_Community/Ghost_Stories_by_Roberta_Simpson_Brown.aspxfor more information!