I’m Varla Ventura, author of Beyond Bizarre and The Book of the Bizarre, trivia books chock full of ghost stories, historical myths, legends, and truths, tales from the crypt, synchronicity, aberrations, animal wonders, and much more. I’ve created this blog to keep readers abreast of exciting news in the world of the weird–there are enough bizarre facts out there to wow, puzzle, and scare for the rest of time. I am also the curator of a new series of digital books from Weiser Books: Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor. These cover varied topics such as mermaids, vampries, and werewolves as well as seances, parlor games, and good old vintage ghost stories. They available now for your e-reading pleasure! You can read more scary stories in the books, available through amazon and at bn.com, or wherever books are sold!