Wow, what a year! I really pushed it to the limits this year. I took on too much, honestly, but I got it all done and no major disasters. It was a year of tackling major projects. As a writer, I freelanced for publications like the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee Record, and Scandinavian Traveler. I started this column in late June and got the ball rolling, writing a column every week, no matter how busy I was. One of the columns got reprinted in Fortean Times. But the most major thing of the year was finishing two manuscripts– my major work American Madness (out August, Feral House) and Wisconsin Legends & Lore (out in fall from The History Press). You’ll be hearing more about those in the coming months.
I also brought the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference back after a year off, and directed another huge Milwaukee Krampusnacht. I hosted ghost tours for Milwaukee Ghost Walk, facilitated selections for the Apocalypse Blog Book Club, worked day jobs at the Hubbard Park Beer Garden and the Cream City Hostel, both enjoyable places to be.
The year ahead is going to be busy, but I think it’ll be easier and that I’ll be benefitting quite a bit from the work I put in this year. I have a few smaller scale projects I’m working on, there will be book releases, and the events like the paranormal conference and Krampusnacht are going to be built on a foundation that’s been established.
“Tea’s Weird Week” is off the rest of the year, but check this out– I put all my 2019 columns, along with a few other articles I wrote this year into a good looking e-book, Tea’s Weird Week: 2019 Review. It’s only $1.99 (or free on Kindle Unlimited) and you can order it by CLICKING HERE.
(And if you’re on Goodreads please add to your list: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49238699-tea-s-weird-week)
There will be a lot to discuss in this column in 2020– ghosts, Mothman, flat earth hip hop, Krampus, legends and lore, conspiracy theory, and much more.
Thank you all for reading this year and to all of you who have helped support me or my projects in some way. I am deeply grateful and appreciative to know so many great people. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and are as happy as I was in 1988 when I got Super Mario Bros. 2 for Christmas!
Here are links to my new e-book and previous books (they make great holiday gifts, I’m obliged to tell you out of self-interest):