Quad Cities’ Press (May 14, 2011)
Available from Amazon
Ghostly Tales of Route 66, in single installments, or one combined volume, contain the true tales told to author Connie (Corcoran) Wilson in a drive across the Mother Road, from Chicago to California. Connie has spoken about Route 66 at the St. Louis Old Chain of Rocks Bridge celebration (and elsewhere) on several occasions. The stories in Volume III, tracing the highway’s path from Arizona to California, were named winners of an E-Book Award (travel category) and a Silver Feather award from IWPA (Illinois Women’s Press Association). The book(s) contains the stories, minus pictures, most of them told to the author by residents along the 2,800 miles of Route 66. The Fort El Reno ghost tour, which Connie and her husband took on a cold November day in 2009, comprise many of the stories, but other haunted tales are told, including that of the Riordan Mansion, the Weatherford Hotel the Museum Club and the Suicide Bridge of Pasadena, California. The final Volume of the Ghostly Tales of Route 66 trilogy (www.GhostlyTalesofRoute66.com) follows the adventures of 4 young travelers (“Four from Flagstaff.”) These 4 college-aged students, 2 boys and 2 girls, may go adventuring again, chasing the elusive ghosts found elsewhere in the United States, but, after you read of their adventures, you’ll wonder if they’ll dare. The stories will both enlighten and frighten you as you become informed.