Dinah Williams

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Dinah Williams, an editor and children's book author, is fascinated by odd and unusual stories. Her nonfiction books include Abandoned Amusement Parks; Secrets of Walt Disney World; Haunted Hollywood; and Spooky Cemeteries, which won the 2009 Children's Choice Award. Dinah's newest book, Terrible but True: Awful Events in American History is coming from Scholastic in Fall 2016. She lives in Cranford, NJ with her husband and daughters, who hate all things scary.

Water Street at Catherine Slip The evening April 23, 1891, The East River Hotel on Water Street was doing a brisk business. Carrie Brown was one of the prostitutes who brought a john there that night. She was well known…Read more ›
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Secrets of Walt Disney Worl...

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Shuttered Horror Hospitals

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Monstrous Morgues of the Past

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“I devised a sort of strategy for any sort of discussion that was over my head: I became the moderator. If you're the group's John McLaughlin, you can fake being informed while still being involved by deploying a few pointed but vague questions. If a person is holding forth and another is twitching to interrupt, jump in and ask her why she disagrees. Ask follow-up questions. Nod vigorously while saying things like 'in what sense?' or 'How, specifically?' That way, you smoothly take control of the conversation without actually contributing anything even remotely worthwhile or informative.”
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“It hit me that being hip was a full-time job, and I was only a part-timer. I couldn't hide forever that I liked county fairs, particularly the goat booth at the 4-H tent, or that I once spent a week with my grandmother at her house in the giant retirement community of Sun City, Arizona, and it was one of the most carefree times of my life.”
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“What most people find festive—a weekend at a beach shack with friends, a boat trip down a river, a crackling bonfire on a summer night—I see as a bleak nightmare to be grimly endured. I would sooner put lit cigarettes in my eyes than share a vacation house with a crowd.”
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“I'm a sucker for a man who giggles—not a high-pitched serial-killer sort of giggle, but a lighthearted laugh.”
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“Who thinks to interview their own mother? As a self-fixated teen, I never imagined that she had an actual personal history. To my young eyes, she was Source of Cash Obsessed With De-Cluttering”
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