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Legends, ghosts and witches, superstitions, storytelling and jack tales, rhymes and riddles

Absher, R. G.  2009.  Ghosts of the Yadkin Valley [N.C.].  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  127 pp.  Tales and the “history behind the haunts.”

Adkins, Mari, ed.  2009.  Harlan County Horrors [fiction].  Lexington, Ky.: Apex.  178 pp.  Twelve separately authored tales from Kentucky coal country, by the following authors: Debbie Kuhn, Earl P. Dean, Geoffrey Girard, Jason Sizemore, Jeremy C. Shipp, Maurice Broaddus, Robby Sparks, Ronald Kelly, Stephanie Lenz, Steven L. Shrewsbury, TL Trevaskis, Alethea Kontis, and Preston Halcomb.

Akers, Donna Gayle.  2005.  Legends, Stories and Ghostly Tales of Abingdon and Washington County, Virginia.  Boone, N.C.: Laurel Publishing.  116 pp.

Anderson, Glen Muncy, and Jane Muncy Fugate, narrators; Introduction by Carl Lindahl.  2001.  “Two Versions of ‘Rawhead and Bloodybones’ from the Farmer-Muncy Family” [Ky.; 1997 and 2000].  Journal of Folklore Research 38 (January-August): 55-67.

Archie Green (1917-2009).  2009.  Folklife Center News (Library of Congress) 31, no. 1- 2 (Winter-Spring): 11-12.  Brief biography and tribute.

Austin, Sherry.  2001.  Mariah of the Spirits: And Other Southern Ghost Stories [14 tales].  Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press.  181 pp.

Baker, Amy.  2002.  “Mothman: Believe It or Not” [legendary creature; 1966 sightings; map].  Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness 8: 51-53.

Baker, Amy.  2002.  “The Flatwoods Monster Goes to College” [Dr. Judy Byers, West Virginia Folklife Center, Fairmont State College].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 28 (Fall): 62-63.

Ball, Donald B.  2001.  “Knoxville Folklore Miscellany” [Knox Co., Tenn.; summarizes 1975 field observations relating to folk life, expression, architecture, and death].  Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin 60 (no.1): 1-13.

Ballad of Frankie Silver: Reflections On a Murder.  2000.  Special issue, North Carolina Folklore Journal 47 (Winter/Spring): 1-76.  Editor’s foreword by Karen Baldwin, 1-4.

Ballard, H. Byron.  2012.  Staubs and Ditchwater: A Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’ Hoodoo. Asheville, N.C.: Silver Rings Press.  122 pp.  “This simple system of folk magic [Wiccan] has come down to modern Southern culture through the immigrants and natives who called these hills home.”

Barden, Thomas E., ed.  1991.  Virginia Folk Legends.  Publications of the American Folklore Society, New Series.  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.  347 pp.  Gathered between 1937 and 1942 by the field workers of the Virginia Writers Project of the WPA.  150 legends arranged under the following topics: Animals | Beginnings | The Civil War and Emancipation | Conjure and Witchcraft | Ghosts | Haunted Houses | Indians | Legendary People (from the African American files) | Legendary People (from the Anglo-American files) | Murder and Violence | Place-Names | Simon Kenton | Spirit Dogs | Supernatural Events | Treasure | Unusual Events.  Appendices index: collectors, informants, counties, and places.

Barefoot, Daniel W.  2002.  Haints of the Hills [ghost tales from 28 Western N.C. counties]. North Carolina’s Haunted Hundred [counties], vol. 3.  Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair.  130 pp.

Barefoot, Daniel W.  2004.  Haunted Halls of Ivy: Ghosts of Southern Colleges and Universities [39 stories from as many schools].  Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair.  193 pp.

Barker, Gray.  [1970] 2008.  The Silver Bridge: The Classic Mothman Tale.  2nd ed.  Seattle, Wash.: Metadisc Books.  151 pp.  Silver Bridge collapse, 1967, Point Pleasant, W. Va.  “...the first book ever written on the mysterious Mothman creature....UFOlogist...Barker became nationally famous for his seminal book They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers, which set the standard for reportage of the infamous Men In Black.”

Barker, Gray.  [1983] 2012.  Men in Black: The Secret Terror [W. Va., Ohio].  Seattle, Wash.: Metadisc Books.  219 pp.  “Barker was the first researcher to coin the term ‘Men in Black’ in the 1950s....This special 2012 edition features new introductions by noted paranormal researchers Andy Colvin, Adam Gorightly, Allen Greenfield, and Nick Redfern, as well as extended original passages from legendary ufologists John Keel [The Mothman Prophecies,1975] and Jim Moseley.”

Blackmarr, Amy, with R. Brian Keith, psychic.  2006.  Dahlonega Haunts: Ghostly Adventures in a Georgia Mountain Town.  Tifton, Ga.: Willacoochee Pub. Co.  139 pp.

Blythe, Hal, and Charlie Sweet.  2001.  Bloody Ground: Stories of Mystery and Intrigue from Kentucky.  Ashland, Ky.: Jesse Stuart Foundation.  300 pp.

Bottles, Rich, and Gary Lee Vincent, ed.  2011.  The Big Book of Bizarro [stories].  Bridgeport, W. Va.: Burning Bulb Publishing.  512 pp.  Fifty “weird tales”: horror and erotica.

Bottles, Rich.  2011.  Hellhole West Virginia: a.k.a. – Almost Hell West Virginia  [fiction: vampires, zombies, deviant sex].  Bridgeport, W. Va.: Burning Bulb Publishing.  330 pp.

Brake, Sherri.  2012.  The Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary: Afterlife With No Parole [built 1866, Moundsville].  [No location]: Raven Rock.  618 pp.  100 interviews with ghost hunters and investigators; legacy of “998 murders and suicides combined with 85 hangings and 9 electrocutions.”

Bronner, Simon J.  1996.  Popularizing Pennsylvania: Henry W. Shoemaker and the Progressive Uses of Folklore and History [folklorist and story collector; Central and Western Pa.; 1910s to 1950s].  University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Brown, Alan.  2006.  Ghost Hunters of the South.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.  393 pp.  Profiles 44 ghost hunting groups across twelve southern states (not including W. Va.).

Brown, Leona G.  1998.  “The Ghosts of Stretcher’s Neck” [Fayette Co.; CSX railroad tunnel].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 24 (Fall): 64-67.

Brown, Roberta Simpson, Lonnie E. Brown.  2010.  Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts.  Foreword by Elizabeth Tucker.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  259 pp.  Dozens of stories told from memory, gathered from friends and family.

Brown-Hudson Folklore Award.  1998.  North Carolina Folklore Journal 45 (Summer-Fall): 124-127.  N.C. state folklore society’s highest honor; list of winners, 1971-1996.

Brunvand, Jan H.  2005.  “Nostalgia Ain’t What it Used to Be: The Case of ‘Grandma’s Washday’” [pioneer-era numbered steps for doing kettle-washing laundry in the backyard: modernized].  Overland Review: The Journal of the Mid-America Folklore Society 32, no. 1-2: 7-32.

Bullard, Tim.  2011.  Haunted Watauga County, North Carolina.  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  124 pp.  Twenty-one paranormal experiences.

Burchill, James V., and Linda J. Crider.  2002.  Specters and Spirits of the Appalachian Foothills [63 haunted tales and legends].  Birmingham, Ala.: Rutledge Hill Press.  224 pp.

Burchill, James V., Linda J. Crider, and Peggy Kendrick, ed.  1997.  The Cold, Cold Hand: More Ghosts and Haunts From the Appalachian Foothills [55 ghostly tales].  Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press.  191 pp.

Burns, Sean.  2011.  Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press.  190 pp.  “...celebrates one of the most revered folklorists and labor historians of the twentieth century. Devoted to understanding the diverse cultural customs of working people, Archie Green (1917-2009) tirelessly documented these traditions and educated the public about the place of workers’ culture and music in American life.”

Byers, Judy P.  2008.  “A Classification Index of Witches, Ghosts, and Signs” [and motif index, of Gainer’s collected lore].  Appendix in Witches, Ghosts, and Signs: Folklore of the Southern Appalachians, comp. Patrick W. Gainer, 1-18.  2nd ed.  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.

Byers, Judy P., John H. Randolph, and Noel W. Tenney.  1999.  In the Mountain State: A West Virginia Folklore and Cultural Studies Curriculum [ten lesson plans covering: customs, material culture, language, sense of place, local history, nature lore, oral literature, folk arts, folk music, and written literature].  Charleston: West Virginia Humanities Council.  200 pp., approx.

Campbell, Marie.  [1958] 2000.  Tales from the Cloud Walking Country [78 Appalachian folktales].  Illustrated by Clare Leighton.  Rpt. ed.  Athens: University of Georgia Press.  272 pp.  Originally published: Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Carden, Gary.  2012.  “Appalachian Bestiary: Wondrous and Fearsome Creatures of the Southern Wild.”  North Carolina Folklore Journal 59, no. 2 (Fall-Winter): 60-92.  Definitions for 30 creatures such as Belled Buzzard, Milk Snake and Uktena, plus four-page bibliography.

Casstevens, Frances Harding.  2007.  Ghosts and Their Haunts: The Legends and Lore of the Yadkin River Valley[N.C.].  2nd ed.  Charlotte, N.C.: Catawba Publishing Co.  158 pp.

Chesky, Anne E.  2009.  “Orville Hicks in Two Books: A Review Essay.”  North Carolina Folklore Journal 56, no. 1 (Spring-Summer): 41-48.  Titles reviewed: Jack Tales and Mountain Yarns as Told by Orville Hicks (2009), and Orville Hicks: Mountain Stories, Mountain Roots (2005), both books published: Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers.

Clark, Billy C.  2007.  To Find a Birdsong [“wise old muskrat,” deluge legend; Weatherford Award nominee].  Illustrations by Elizabeth Ellison.  Nicholasville, Ky.: Wind Publications.  97 pp.

Clines, Francis X.  2001.  “In Search of the Old Masters of the Mountains” [Gerry Milnes of the Augusta Heritage Center, W. Va.].  New York Times, 18 December, 16(A).

Coleman, Christopher K.  2011.  Ghosts and Haunts of Tennessee [28 tales and legends from East Tenn. and the Smokies, Cumberland Valley and Nashville, West Tenn. and Memphis].  Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair.  187 pp.

Coleman, Loren.  2002.  Mothman and Other Curious Encounters [WV supernatural sightings; bibliography].  New York: Paraview Press.  205 pp.

Crandall, David.  2000.  “Jack and the Signifying Machines” [new Jack tales evolve; rhizomatic traditions].  Appalachian Heritage 28 (Winter): 29-41.

Culp, Martha Street.  2007.  “Cousin Wash Garner: An Appalachian Folktale” [North Ga. story telling].  Georgia Historical Quarterly 91, no. 2 (Summer): 206-216.

Davis, Diane.  2001.  “Rhoda Ward” [18th century, hanged witch’s curse on Simpson Creek Baptist church endures].  Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness 6: 31-34.

Davis, Donald.  [1992] 1997.  Southern Jack Tales [13 tales].  Little Rock: August House.  217 pp.  Originally published as Jack Always Seeks His Fortune.

Deaton, Jerry.  2011.  Appalachian Ghost Stories: Tales from Bloody Breathitt [Breathitt Co., Ky.].  Prestonsburg, Ky: Williams Printing Co.  158 pp.  “...16 Eastern Kentucky ghost stories told in authentic mountain dialect.”

Deitz, J. Dennis, ed.  2003.  The Greenbrier Ghost III: Featuring Stories about the Braxton County Green Monster [46 stories].  South Charleston, W. Va.: Mountain Memories Books.  109 pp.

DeSpain, Pleasant.  1995.  Strongheart Jack & the Beanstalk [children’s story].  Illustrated by Joe Shlichta.  Little Rock, Ark.: August House LittleFolk.  30 pp.  “In this version of the classic tale, Jack climbs the magic beanstalk with a wise cat who helps him kill the giant, rescue his true love, and regain his father’s fortune.”

Dewalt, Robert.  2012.  “Sut Lovingood and the Germans” [German Tennesseans].  Mississippi Quarterly 65, no. 4 (Fall): 491-515.

Ebel, Julia Taylor.  2005.  Orville Hicks: Mountain Stories, Mountain Roots: As told to Julia Taylor Ebel [biography (b. 1951); storyteller and folklorist cousin of Ray Hicks (1922-2003)].  Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers.  151 pp.

Feather, Carl E.  2001.  “Harpers Ferry Ghost Walk” [NPS volunteer guide Shirley Dougherty].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 27 (Fall): 60-65.

Feather, Carl E.  2011.  “Harper Ferry’s Haunted Cottage.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 37, no. 3 (Fall): 68-69.  Paranormal museum and training site.

Feschino, Frank C., Jr.  [2004] 2012.  The Braxton County Monster: The Cover-Up of the Flatwoods Monster Revealed  [W. Va.; 1952 siting; UFO/alien encounter].  Rev. ed.  Morrisville, N.C.: Lulu Enterprises.  318 pp.  Originally published: Charleston, W. Va.: Quarrier Press.

Fine, Elizabeth C.  1999.  “‘Lazy Jack’: Coding and Contextualizing Resistance in Appalachian Women’s Narratives.”  NWSA Journal: A Publication of the National Women’s Studies Association 11 (Fall): 112-137.

Four Beech Mountain Jack Tales.  [1978] 2002.  Edited by Thomas McGowan.  North Carolina Folklore Journal 49 (Fall/Winter): 69-115.  Reprinted from vol. 26, no. 2.  Includes the following: Marshall Ward: “An Introduction to a Jack Tale,” “Jack and the Heifer Hide,” “Cat ‘n Mouse” (collected 1944);  Ray Hicks: “Jack and the Three Steers” (collected 1963), “Whickity-Whack” (collected 1973-74).

Frankie Silver — A Full Text of the Ballad, from Bobbie McMillon.  2000.  North Carolina Folklore Journal 47 (Winter/Spring): 5-7.

French, Vivian.  1995.  Lazy Jack [children’s story].  Illustrated by Russell Ayto.  Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press.  32 pp.  “A retelling of the misadventures of Lazy Jack who can never do anything right, but people find his mishaps so funny that they employ him anyway.”

Fugate, Jane Muncy, narrator, and Carl Lindahl, introd.  2001.  “Two Tellings of ‘Merrywise’: 1949 and 2000” [Ky.].  Journal of Folklore Research 38 (January-August): 39-54.  Audio-video clips:

Fulton, Marge.  2010.  The Holler: Twisted Tales from Appalachia [Ky.].  Louisville, Ky.: BlackWyrm.  87 pp.  Twenty four weird/horror vignettes.

Hatcher, Brian J., ed.  2010.  Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia.  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  114  pp.  Short stories, poems, and anecdotes by 13 contributors.

Gainer, Patrick W., comp.  [1975] 2008.  Witches, Ghosts, and Signs: Folklore of the Southern Appalachians.  2nd ed., with a preface and motif index by Judy Prozillo Byers.  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.  216 pp.  Chapters: Speech of the mountaineers / Traditional activities and customs / Ghostlore / Folk cures / Nature lore and rules for farming / Superstitions / Witchcraft.

Gavenda, Walter, and Michael T. Shoemaker.  2001.  A Guide to Haunted West Virginia.  Glen Ferris, W. Va.: Peter’s Creek Publishing.  278 pp.

Ghostly and Ghastly: Legends from West Virginia [36 tales].  2011.  Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness 12: 10-29.  Part One contains tales gathered by Ruth Ann Musick with her students, 1950s-1970s.  Part Two contains tales gathered by Judy Byers and her students, 2010.

Gilbert, E. Reid.  2009.  Trickster Jack [ten jack tales].  Tucson, Ariz.: Wheatmark.  102 pp.

Graham, Patricia H., and Verna Crowe Humphrey.  2011.  Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains: And Other Homespun Remedies, Proverbs, and Poetry.  Montgomery, Ala.: E-BookTime.  124 pp.

Green, Archie.  2001.  Torching the Fink Books and Other Essays on Vernacular Culture [hillbilly music; folksinging].  Foreword by Robert Cantwell.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.  242 pp.

Green, Judy Lee.  2009.  “The Bottle Tree” [to ward off evil spirits].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 25, no.2 (Fall/Winter): 13-14.

Griffith, Buddy.  2002.  “The Legend of the Flatwoods Monster” [Flatwoods, W. Va., supernatural creature; 1952 sightings].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 28 (Fall): 56-61.

Griffith, Rosanne.  2010.  “The Truholt Madstone.”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 26, no. 1 (Summer): 60-61.  Madstones, taken from the belly of a deer and boiled in milk, had the power to cure rabies.

Gruner, Elisabeth Rose.  2003.  “Saving ‘Cinderella’: History and Story in Ashpet and Ever After [Ashpet: An American Cinderella (1989), film dir. Tom Davenport].  Children’s Literature 31: 142-154.

Guiley, Rosemary Ellen.  2012.  Monsters of West Virginia: Mysterious Creatures in the Mountain State.  Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books.  139 pp.  Contents: The Grafton monster | Monster birds, thunderbirds, and flying reptiles | Mothman | The Braxton County monster | The Yayho: West Virginia’s bigfoot | Mystery dogs, demon dogs, and werewolves | Strange felines | White things and sheepsquatch | The snallygaster | Death creatures | Screamers, flying manta rays, and other oddities | The enchanted holler.

Haley, Gail E.  [1992] 2002.  Mountain Jack Tales [ten tales for children; wood engravings].  Written and illustrated by the author.  Rpt. ed.  Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers.  131 pp.  Originally published: New York: Dutton Children's Books.

Hamilton, Mary.  2012.  Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies [25 tales; statewide].  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  219 pp.  Twenty-five tales by professional storyteller Hamilton who appends a commentary to each story, and an introduction to each of five thematic sections.  Index, bibliography.

Hanlon, Tina L.  2000.  “Strong Women in Appalachian Folktales.”  Lion and the Unicorn 24 (April): 225-246.

Hanlon, Tina L.  2008.  “It’s Not All About Jack: Old and New Tales from Anne Shelby.” Appalachian Journal 35, no. 4 (Summer): 366-370.  Review essay of Anne Shelby’s Adventures of Molly Whuppie and Other Appalachian Folktales (University of North Carolina Press, 2007).

Harmon, Samuel, narrator, and Carl Lindahl, introd.  2001.  “A Tale of Verbal Economy: ‘Stiff Dick’” [1939; Tenn.].  Journal of Folklore Research 38 (January-August): 1-6.

Harvey, Todd.  2003.  “Jack Tales and Their Tellers in the Archive of Folk Culture.”  Folklife Center News (Library of Congress) 25, no. 4 (Fall): 7-10.

Hatcher, Brian J., ed.  2010.  Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia.  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  114 pp.  Stories and poems by thirteen authors.

Hatcher, Brian J., ed.  2011.  Stories from the Hearth: Heartwarming Tales of Appalachia. Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  120 pp.  Short tales by twelve new writers.

Heatwole, John L.  1995.  Shenandoah Voices: Folklore, Legends, and Traditions of the Valley.  Berryville, Va.: Rockbridge Publishing Company.  147 pp.

Hensley, Judith Victoria, ed. 2008. Mountain Mysteries II: The Unexplained. By the Sixth Graders of Wallins Elementary and Junior High School, Wallins Creek, Ky., 2008-2009.  Coldiron, Ky.: Ascended Ideas ePublishing. 196 pp.  [“Special Thanks: To Silas House and Jack Wright”].

Hensley, Judith Victoria, ed.  2008.  Mountain Mysteries II: The Unexplained.  By the Sixth Graders of Wallins Elementary and Junior High School, Wallins Creek, Ky., 2008-2009.  Coldiron, Ky.: Ascended Ideas ePublishing.  196 pp.

Hensley, Judith Victoria, ed.  2010.  Mountain Mysteries III: Tales to Tell at Dusky Dark.  By the Sixth Graders of Wallins Elementary and Junior High School, Wallins Creek, Kentucky, 2009-2010.  Wallins Creek, Ky.: Wallins Creek Press.  386 pp.

Hensley, Judith Victoria, ed.  2012.  Mountain Mysteries IV: Animal Encounters.  By the Students of Wallins Elementary and Junior High School, Wallins Creek, Kentucky, 2011-2012.  Wallins Creek, Ky.: Wallins Creek Press.  444 pp.

Hicks, Orville, and Thomas McGowan.  2003.  “Remembering Ray Hicks” [1922-2003; brief tribute].  North Carolina Folklore Journal 50, no. 1-2 (Spring/Summer - Fall/Winter): 12-17.

Hicks, Orville.  2009.  Jack Tales and Mountain Yarns: As Told by Orville Hicks [b. 1951; 20 stories].  Transcription by Julia Taylor Ebel; illustrations by Sherry Jenkins Jensen; Afterword by Thomas McGowan.  Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers.  189 pp.

Hicks, Orville.  2010.  “Waaaaay Back Up in the Mountains”: An Interview with Storyteller Orville Hicks.”  By Lisa Baldwin, Anne E. Chesky, Rachel F. Westrom, Meredith Doster, Joshua Noah, Danielle E. Rector, Brittony S. Fitzgerald, Mollie K. Surber, Dave Wood, and Zachary Fulbright, with Thomas A. McGowan.  Appalachian Journal 37, no. 1-2 (Fall 2009-Winter 2010): 44-75.  Addendum: “Selected Writings by and about Orville Hicks” [12 sources], p.75.

Hicks, Ray.  2000.  The Jack Tales [juvenile audience; includes CD].  New York: Callaway.  40 pp.

Hill, R. T.  1997.  “Revenants in Folk Tales: Examples from the Lower New River” [W. Va., five tales].  In  Proceedings, New River Symposium, April 11-12, 1997, Glade Springs Resort, Daniels, West Virginia, 20-28.  Glen Jean, W. Va.: National Park Service.

Hinson, Glenn, and William R. Ferris, ed.  2009.  Folklife, Vol. 14 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.  402 pp.  One-hundred-five signed topical essays and entries.

Horner, Kathleen May, informant.  2002.  “The Legend of the Braxton County Monster/Flatwoods Monster.”  Collected by Judy P. Byers and Dennis Deitz.  Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness 8: 30-31.

Hufford, Mary, section editor.  2006.  “Folklore and Folklife” [signed entries].  In Encyclopedia of Appalachia, ed. R. Abramson and J. Haskell, 843-909 (with introductory essay, 843-848).  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Hutcheson, Neal.  2006.  “Gary Carden: Folklorist, Playwright, and Storyteller.”  North Carolina Folklore Journal 53, no. 2 (Fall-Winter): 7-10.

In Memoriam: “W.K. McNeil (1940-2005).”  2006.  Appalachian Journal 33, no. 2 (Winter): 136-137.

Inge, M. Thomas, and Edward J. Piacentino, ed.  2010.  Southern Frontier Humor: An Anthology [1815-1875].  Columbia: University of Missouri Press.  337 pp.  Stories by 23 authors including Davy Crockett, William Gilmore Simms, George Washington Harris, and Hardin E. Taliaferro.  Compare The Humor of the Old Southwest, eds, H. Cohen and W. Dillingham (1964, 3rd ed. 1994).

Ives, Edward D.  1995.  The Tape-Recorded Interview: A Manual for Field Workers in Folklore and Oral History.  2nd ed.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  128 pp.

Johnson, Polly.  2001.  “Two Transcriptions of ‘Jack and the Bull’ by Polly Johnson” [1941; Wise, Va.].  Transcribed by James Taylor and Richard Chase; Introduction by Charles L. Perdue, Jr.  Journal of Folklore Research 38 (January-August): 99-105.

Jones, Loyal, and Billy Edd Wheeler.  1995.  More Laughter in Appalachia: Southern Mountain Humor.  Little Rock: August House.  224 pp.

Jones, Loyal, section editor.  2006.  “Humor” [signed entries].  In Encyclopedia of Appalachia, ed. R. Abramson and J. Haskell, 963-996 (with introductory essay, 963-969).  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Jones, Loyal, ed.  2010.  Appalachian Folk Tales.  Ashland, Ky.: Jesse Stuart Foundation.  117 pp.  Contents: Ezell and the black-speckled gizzard stone / Aileen Kilgore Henderson -- Raglif Jaglif Tetartlif Pole / Leonard W. Roberts -- The three gold nuts / James Taylor Adams -- Ashpet’s dreams / Brenda Gough -- Little Esmond / Patty Reese -- Nail soup / Bob Rennick -- The boy who wanted gold / James Taylor Adams -- Cheese and quackers / Anne Shelby -- Mutsmeg / Loyal Jones -- Robin Hood, mountain man / James Taylor Adams -- Jack goes a-hunting / Loyal Jones -- Through thick and thin / James Taylor Adams.

Jones, Michael Owen, ed.  1994.  Putting Folklore to Use.   Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  264 pp.

Joslin, Michael.  2009.  “The Ghosts of Lees-McRae” [College; Banner Elk, N.C.].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 25, no.2 (Fall/Winter): 10-11.

Keding, Dan.  2003.  “Ray Hicks: 1922-2003.”  Sing Out! 47 (Fall): 213-215.

Kelley, Saundra Gerrell, ed.  2011.  Southern Appalachian Storytellers: Interviews with Sixteen Keepers of the Oral Tradition.  Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies series, no. 27.  Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.  215 pp.  Contents: Sheila Kay Adams -- Lloyd Arneach -- Marilou Awiakta -- Gary Carden -- Jo Carson -- Angelyn Debord -- Elizabeth Ellis -- John Thomas Fowler -- Linda Goss -- Rosa Hicks -- Ted Hicks -- Dot Jackson -- Charlotte Ross -- James “Sparky” Rucker -- Betty Smith -- Jerry Wolfe.

Kight, Caitlin.  2009.  “Supernatural Athens: One of the ‘Scariest Places on Earth’.”  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 25, no.2 (Fall/Winter): 15-17.  Haunted Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.  Four websites of interest.

Knoblich, Rich.  2008.  Talking ‘bout the Relatives: Tales That Grow Taller with Each Telling [17 stories].  Columbus, Oh.: Arcadian House.  129 pp.  Author is a seven-time winner of the West Virginia State Liar’s Contest.

Knost, Michael, and Mark Justice, ed.  2009.  Appalachian Winter Hauntings: Weird Holiday Tales from the Mountains [11 separately-authored ghost stories].  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  134 pp.

Knost, Michael, ed.  2007.  Legends of the Mountain State.  Chapmanville, W.Va: Woodland Press.  160 pp.  Thirteen ghost stories.

Knost, Michael, ed.  2009.  Legends of the Mountain State 3: More Ghostly Tales from the State of West Virginia.  Foreword by Homer Hickam.  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  131 pp.

Knost, Michael, ed.  2010.  Legends of the Mountain State 4.  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  124 pp.  Thirteen separately-authored ghost tales.

Knost, Michael, ed.  2010.  Specters in Coal Dust.  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  128 pp.  Fourteen separately-authored, coal camp ghost tales.

Knost, Michael, ed.  2011.  The Mothman Files.  Foreword by Jeff Wamsley.  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  128 pp.  Collection of fictional tales surrounding the winged, red-eyed monster/being of 1966-67 Point Pleasant, W. Va.

Knost, Michael,ed.  2008.  Legends of the Mountain State 2: More Ghostly Tales from the State of West Virginia [13 tales].  Chapmanville, W.Va: Woodland Press.  116 pp.

Lepp, Bil.  2002.  Inept, Impaired, Overwhelmed: Tall Tales from West Virginia and Beyond [28 tales by five-time winner of the West Virginia State Liars Contest].  Charleston, W. Va.: Quarrier Press.  164 pp.

Lepp, Bil.  2004.  Armadillo Recon Unit: And Other Tall Tales [W. Va.].  Charleston, W. Va.: Quarrier Press.  157 pp.

Lepp, Bil.  2008.  Halfdollar [fiction].  Charleston, W. Va.: Quarrier Press.  223 pp.  Author is a five-time winner of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest.

Lepp, Paul, and Bil Lepp.  1999.  The Monster Stick: & Other Appalachian Tall Tales [storytelling champions].  Little Rock, Ark.: August House.  159 pp.

Lightfoot, William E.  2006.  “Remembering Bill McNeil” [legendary folklorist, 1940-2005].  Appalachian Journal33, no. 2 (Winter): 138-139.

Lindahl, Carl ed.  2001.  Perspectives on the Jack Tales: And Other North American Märchen.  Special publications of the Folklore Institute, no. 6.  Bloomington, Ind.: Folklore Institute / Indiana University Bloomington.  179 pp.  (Originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Folklore Research 38, no. 1-2, January-August 2001).  Contents: A Tale of Verbal Economy: “Stiff Dick” / Samuel Harmon, narrator -- Introduction: Representing and Recovering the British- and Irish-American Märchen / Carl Lindahl -- Two Tellings of “Merrywise”: 1949 and 2000 / Jane Muncy Fugate, narrator -- Two Versions of “Rawhead and Bloodybones” from the Farmer-Muncy Family / Glen Muncy Anderson, Jane Muncy Fugate, narrators -- Sounding a Shy Tradition: Oral and Written Styles of American Mountain Märchen  / Carl Lindahl -- Two Transcriptions of “Jack and the Bull,” by Polly Johnson / James Taylor Adams, Richard Chase, transcribers -- Storybook Style: “Jack and the Green Man” / Louise Fontaine Mann, narrator -- Is Old Jack Really Richard Chase? / Charles L. Perdue Jr. -- A Model of Appropriate Behavior? “The Ship That Sailed on Land and Water” / Alice Lannon, narrator -- Jack and His Masters: Real Worlds and Tale Worlds in Newfoundland Folktales / Martin Lovelace -- In Memoriam: Herbert Halpert / Gerald Thomas.

Lindahl, Carl, ed.  2004.  American Folktales: From the Collections of the Library of Congress. Vols. 1 and 2. [based on collections of the American Folklife Center; 215 tales, many Appalachian]. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe in association with Library of Congress.  729 pp.

Lindahl, Carl.  2001.  “Sounding a Shy Tradition: Oral and Written Styles of American Mountain Märchen” [folktales].  Journal of Folklore Research 38 (January-August): 68-98.

Lindahl, Carl.  2005.  “The Making of American Folktales” [American Folktales: From the Collections of the Library of Congress, ed. C. Lindahl. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2004].  Folklife Center News (Library of Congress) 27, no. 1-2 (January): 9-12.

Lindahl, Carl.  2006.  “The Uses of Terror: Appalachian Märchen-Telling, Folklore Methodology, and Narrator’s Truth.”  Fabula 47, no. 3-4: 264-276.

Lindahl, Carl.  2010.  “Leonard Roberts, The Farmer-Lewis-Muncy Family, and the Magic Circle of the Mountain Märchen (American Folklore Society Fellows Invited Plenary Address, October 2008).” Journal of American Folklore 123, no. 489 (Summer): 251-275.  Celebrates the work of Roberts (1912-1983), “and commemorates Roberts’s first audio folktale recording, a 1949 performance of ‘Merrywise’.”

Lindahl, Carl.  2011.  “Female Narrators, Protagonists, and Villains of the American Mountain Märchen.”  Fabula: Zeitschrift Für Erzählforschung/Journal of Folktale Studies/Revue d’Études  Sur Le Conte Populaire 52, no. 1: 2-16.

Lofaro, Michael A., ed.  2001.  Davy Crockett's Riproarious Shemales and Sentimental Sisters: Women’s Tall Tales from the Crockett Almanacs, 1835-1856 [122 stories].  Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books.  334 pp.

Lovern, Kyle.  2008.  Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena, Volume 2 [W. Va.; 18 accounts].  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press. 108 pp.

Lovern, Kyle.  2008.  Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena.  Chapmanville, W. Va.: Woodland Press.  108 pp.  Documents 16 sightings.

MacNeal, Patricia M., Bonelyn Kyofski, and Kenneth Thigpen, ed.  1997.  Headwaters and Hardwoods: The Folklore, Cultural History and Traditional Arts of the Pennsylvanian Northern Tier [Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, and Sullivan Counties].  Mansfield, Pa.: Northern Tier Cultural Alliance.

Mann, Louise Fontaine, narrator.  2001.  “Storybook Style: ‘Jack and the Green Man’” [1945; Va.].  Introduction by Carl Lindahl and Charles L. Perdue, Jr.  Journal of Folklore Research 38 (January-August): 106-110.

Mayfield, John.  2003.  “George Washington Harris: The Fool from the Hills” [creator of Sut Lovingood tales].  In The Human Tradition in the Old South, ed. J. Klotter, 137-151.  Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources.

McCarthy, William Bernard, ed.  1994.  Jack in Two Worlds:  Contemporary North American Tales and Their Tellers.  With  tales edited by William Bernard McCarthy, Cheryl Oxford, and  Joseph Daniel Sobol.  Publications of the American Folklore  Society. New Series.  Winston-Salem: University of North  Carolina Press.  290 pp.

McCormick, James, and Macy Wyatt.  2009.  Ghosts of the Bluegrass. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  187 pp.  Ghostly tales and anecdotes arranged under eleven headings: Unfinished business -- Disappearing ghosts -- Mysterious events and haunted places -- Presences sensed by light, cold, or sound -- Poltergeists -- Communication with the dead -- Ghosts that weren’t ghosts -- Ghosts at educational institutions -- Death omens and superstitions -- A collection of ghost stories -- A ghost story from the nineteenth century.

McCoy, Edain.  1997.  Mountain Magick: Folk Magick & Wisdom From the Heart of Appalachia.  Llewellyn’s Practical Magick Series.  Saint Paul, Minn.: Llewellyn Publications.  240 pp.

McCoy, Kurt.  2008.  White Things: West Virginia’s Weird White Monsters.  Morgantown, W. Va.: Ogua Books.  105 pp.  Collected stories of supernatural creatures.

McGowan, Thomas.  1998.  “Orville Hicks: Appalachian Storyteller” [Watauga Co., N.C.].  North Carolina Folklore Journal 45 (Summer-Fall): 105-108.

McGowan, Thomas.  2002.  “‘Sort of like an Appalachian Journal Editor’: Presenting and Playing with Identity in the Storytelling of Orville Hicks.”  Appalachian Journal 29 (Fall 2001-Winter 2002): 164-179.

McIntyre, Les.  2001.  “A Personal Journey in Search of Frankie Silver” [N.C.; 1833 hanging].  Bluegrass Unlimited35 (January): 38-42.

McMillon, Bobby.  2000.  “‘A Fly in Amber: Faded Leaves of Time’: An Autobiographical Excerpt” [author is descendant of Charlie Silver - murdered by Frankie Silver, 1831, N.C.].  North Carolina Folklore Journal 47 (Winter/Spring): 8-14.

McNeil, W. K.  2004.  “The South and Southern Highlands: Introduction.”  In American Regional Folklore: A Sourcebook and Research Guide, by Terry Ann Mood, 153-163.  Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO.

McNeil, W. K.  2005.  “Mountain Masculinity: Jokes Southern Mountain Men Tell on Themselves.”  In Manly Traditions: The Folk Roots of American Masculinities, ed. S. Bronner, 261-273.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Mignola, Michael, Richard Corben, Josh Dysart, Duncan Fergredo, Jason Shawn Alexander, Dave Stewart, and Clem Robins.  2010.  Hellboy, Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others [graphic novel; horror/fantasy].  Milwaukie, Ore.: Dark Horse.  160 pp.  Contents: The crooked man -- They that go down to the sea in ships -- In the Chapel of Moloch -- The mole.  This installment “teams Hellboy with a wandering hillman in a devilish tale of Appalachian witchcraft.”

Mignola, Michael, Richard Corben, Josh Dysart, Duncan Fergredo, Jason Shawn Alexander, Dave Stewart, and Clem Robins.  2010.  Hellboy [vol. 10]: The Crooked Man and Others [graphic novel].  Introduction by Gahan Wilson.  Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse.  160 pp.  The Crooked Man, one of four collected stories, is set in Appalachian Virginia and inspired by fantasy/horror writer Wade Manley Wellman (1903-1986).  Appended essay, “Manly Wade Wellman: American Mythmaker,” by John Pelan, [4 pp.].

Miller, Bobbi.  2009.  Davy Crockett Gets Hitched [children’s story].  Illustrated by and Megan Lloyd.  New York: Holiday House.  32 pp.  “An accidental encounter with a thorn bush on his way to the spring dance has Davy Crockett kicking up his heels and out-dancing even the audacious Miss Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind.”

Miller, Jim Wayne.  1995.  “The Laughing Snake: A Serpentine Look at Appalachian Humor.”  In More Laughter in Appalachia: Southern Mountain Humor, by L. Jones and B. E. Wheeler, 186-205.  Little Rock, Ark.: August House.

Milnes, Gerald.  1995.  “West Virginia’ss Omie Wise: A Folk Process Unveiled.”  Appalachian Journal 22 (Summer): 376-389.

Milnes, Gerald.  [1990] 1999.  Granny Will Your Dog Bite and Other Mountain Rhymes.  Rpt. ed.  Little Rock, Ark.: August House.  48 pp.  Originally published: New York: Knopf.

Milnes, Gerald.  2007.  Signs, Cures, & Witchery: German Appalachian Folklore [18th century, Old World influences; oral histories from W. Va. highlands].  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  245 pp.

Milnes, Gerald.  2010.  “Groundhog!”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 36, no. 4 (Winter): 46-49.  History of Groundhog Day including French Creek Freddie, counterpart to Pa.’s Punxsutawney Phil, plus folksong verses.

Moerk, Alice.  2002.  “The Flatwoods Monster: A Musical Drama: Creative Interpretation in Text Form.”  Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness 8: 31-32.

Montell, William Lynwood.  1994.  Kentucky Ghosts.  New Books for  New Readers.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 58 pp.

Montell, William Lynwood.  [1983] 2000.  Don’t Go Up Kettle Creek: Verbal Legacy of the Upper Cumberland[Cumberland River Valley, Ky./Tenn.; oral history].  Reprint, with a new foreword.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  247 pp.

Montell, William Lynwood.  2000.  Ghosts Across Kentucky [280 tales].  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  208 pp.

Montell, William Lynwood.  2001.  Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky [statewide collection of ghost stories].  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  291 pp.

Montell, William Lynwood.  2004.  “‘That’s Not the Way I Heard It’: Traditional Life and Folk Legends of the Upper Cumberland” [Ky., Tenn.].  In Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland, ed. M. Birdwell and W. Dickinson, 122-139.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.

Montell, William Lynwood.  2010.  Tales of Kentucky Ghosts [270 stories].  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  211 pp.  Contents: Cemetery ghosts | Return of family members as ghosts | Haunted houses and public buildings | Civil War ghosts | Roadside ghosts and odd phenomena | Headless ghosts | Animal ghosts and animal tales | Ghostly lights and screams | Strange sounds, lights, and unexplained events | Legends and folktales.

Mood, Terry Ann.  2004.  “The South and Southern Highlands” [186-item annotated bibliography; Selected Authors; Museums; Journals; Websites; Introduction by W. K. McNeil].  Chap. 3 in American Regional Folklore: A Sourcebook and Research Guide, 151-214.  Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO.

Moore, Jonathan.  2011.  True West Virginia Ghost Stories.  [No location]: West Virginia Ghosts.  274 pp.  Collection of 400 tales contributed via ; no index.

Morris, Valda.  2010.  “Every Picture Tells a Story: AFC Acquires the Tom Raymond Collection” [American Folklife Center].  Folklife Center News (Library of Congress) 32, no. 1-2 (Winter-Spring): 11-12.  Raymond was official photographer, 1984-2003, of the National Storytelling Festival in Johnson City, Tenn.  His collection comprises 13,200 images including more that 1600 documenting Ray Hicks (d. 2003) whose photo appears on the cover of this issue.

Moynahan, Denise Hillman.  2005.  The Great Cavern of the Winds: Tales from Backbone Mountain [juvenile literature; Tolkein-style adventures of little mountain people cave-dwellers].  Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press.  65 pp.

Mullins, Matthew.  2002.  “Gray Barker: West Virginia UFologist” [1925-1984; UFO and supernatural personal archive].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 28 (Fall): 64-65.

Mullins, Matthew.  2002.  “UFO’s in West Virginia: An Historical Overview.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 28 (Fall): 66-69.

Musick, Ruth Ann, comp.  2004.  “Folklore of Coal” [22 brief, oral narratives collected in 1950s-60s from W. Va. miners].  Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness 9: 8-15.

Musick, Ruth Ann, comp.  2009.  “A Sampler of Folklore from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, and Italy: Customs, Beliefs, Tales, Legends, Oral Histories, and Ballads.”  Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness 11: 15-33.  Tales and ballads reprinted from issues of West Virginia Folklore(1954-1966).

Musick, Ruth Ann.  2002.  “Folklore of Belief: Omens, Tokens, Signs, and Tales of Wisdom, Caution, and Hope” [from unpublished collection; 1950s and 60s informants].  Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness 8: 18-26.

Nelson, Scott Reynolds, with Marc Aronson.  2008.  Ain’t Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry.  Washington, D.C.: National Geographic.  64 pp.  Juvenile literature; biography; research clues and discoveries.

Nelson, Scott Reynolds.  2006.  Steel Drivin’ Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend [W. Va.; identifies the real man, the folk ballad history, black convict labor, railroad robber barons; Chesapeake and Ohio Railway].  New York: Oxford University Press.  214 pp.

Nelson, Scott Reynolds.  2008.  “Who Was John Henry? Railroad Construction, Southern Folklore, and the Birth of Rock and Roll.”  In Other Souths: Diversity and Difference in the U.S. South, Reconstruction to Present, ed. P. Holloway, 38-66.  Athens: University of Georgia Press.  Originally published in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 2 (May 2005): 53-79.

Nelson, Scott.  2005.  “Who Was John Henry? Railroad Construction, Southern Folklore, and the Birth of Rock and Roll.”  Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas 2, no. 2: 53-79.

Nesbitt, Mark, and Patty A. Wilson.  2006.  Haunted Pennsylvania: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Keystone State.  Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books.  133 pp.

Nickell, Joe.  2001.  “The Flatwoods UFO Monster” [W. Va., supernatural being].  Chap. 46 in Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.

Norman, Gurney.  2012.  Ancient Creek: A Folktale.  Lexington, Ky.: Old Cove Press.  156 pp.  Contents: Ancient Creek / Gurney Norman -- Living into the land / Jim Wayne Miller -- ‘I’m Jack!’ / Kevin I. Eeyster -- Reading Ancient Creek / Annalucia Accardo -- October 30, 1975 / Dee Davis -- The story of Ancient Creek / Gurney Norman.  Political and social satire aimed at injustices committed by King George Condominium III and The Black Duke of Cumberland.  An earlier, oral version of Ancient Creek was recorded by Norman and Si Kahn in 1976 for June Appal Recordings (Whitesburg, Ky.).  Norman served as poet laureate of Kentucky, 2009-2010. “His novella-length folktale tells the story of resistance among ‘the folks’ against an evil King. The tale describes a mythic ‘hill domain’ that has been exploited by the forces of a colonizing empire. The hero Jack is the fugitive leader of the people’s revolt and the nemesis of the King. Wounded survivors of the revolution find solace and healing on Ancient Creek where old Aunt Haze is the guiding spirit.”  A digitally remastered CD of the 1975 spoken-word album is being published concurrently with the book by June Appal Recordings.

Owen, Jerry, Linda Anders, and Pamela A. Yarborough, ed.  2006.  Voices of Our Mountain Kin: Folklore and Traditions from the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  Colorado Springs, Colo.: Andborough.  157 pp.  “...a collection of legends, folk tales and memories of our heritage set in the Blue Ridge, Balsam and Great Smoky Mountains.”  Chapter headings: Ghosts, superstitions and beliefs | Civil War in the mountains | Moonshinin’ and cookin’ | Healin’, dowsin’ and cauls | Mountain people and their history | Owen Hymn.

Owen, Jerry, and Linda Anders, ed.  2007.  Voices of Our Mountain Kin, Volume Two: More Folklore and Traditions from the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  Colorado Springs, Colo.: Andborough.  181 pp.  Chapter headings: Calling us home | Humor, haints and tragedies | Life in the mountains | Mountain memoirs | Family histories and tributes | Annals of the past.

Park, Edwards.  2000.  “A Tale of Fatal Feuds and Futile Forensics: A Smithsonian Anthropologist Digs for Victims of a West Virginia Mob Murder” [1889 murders of fiddlers Milt Haley and Green McCoy].  Smithsonian 30 (March): 32, 34, 36.

Paschkis, Julie.  2007.  Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella [cultural interpretations incl. Appalachian; children’s literature].  Illustrated by Julie Paschkis.  New York: Henry Holt.  32  pp.

Patrick, Kevin J.  2000.  “Joe Magarac and the Spirit of Pittsburgh” [steel folk hero; Pittsburgh’s Paul Bunyan and John Henry].  In A Geographic Perspective of Pittsburgh and the Alleghenies: From Precambrian to Post-Industrial, ed. K. Patrick and J. Scarpaci, 10-16. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Geographers.

Patrick, Kevin J.  2006.  “Joe Magarac and the Spirit of Pittsburgh” [steelworkers’ mythical, Slavic folk hero: Monongahela and Ohio Valley].  In Pittsburgh and the Appalachians: Cultural and Natural Resources in a Postindustrial Age, ed. J. Scarpaci, 53-63.  Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Patterson, Daniel W.  2000.  A Tree Accurst: Bobby McMillon and the Stories of Frankie Silver [N.C.].  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.  240 pp.  McMillon is a folk singer/storyteller, and performs in the 1996 film The Ballad of Frankie Silver.

Patterson, Daniel W.  2009.  “A North Carolina Memorial to Archie Green” [1917-2009].  North Carolina Folklore Journal 56, no. 1 (Spring-Summer): 4-9.  Folklorist, musicologist, and champion of laborers and working people.

Pavesic, Christine L.  2005.  Ray Hicks and the Jack Tales: A Study of Appalachian History, Culture, and Philosophy[d. 2003; Beech Mountain, N.C.].  New York: iUniverse.  92 pp.

Penot, Jessica, and Amy Petulla.  2011.  Haunted Chattanooga [Tenn.].  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  106 pp.  Ghosts and paranormal experiences.

Perdue, Charles L., Jr.  2001.  “Is Old Jack Really Richard Chase?” [jack tale collector; 1904-1988; Appendix A: Cross-Correlation of Jack Tales in Selected Early Collections; Appendix B: Traits of Jack Tales in the Five Collections; Appendix C: Traits of Jack Tales (a comparison with other early collectors)].  Journal of Folklore Research 38 (January-August): 111-138.

Perspectives on the Jack Tales and Other North American Märchen.  2001.  Special issue, Journal of Folklore Research 38 (January-August): 1-179.

Price, Charles Edwin.  1993.  Haunted Jonesborough [Tenn.; 12 ghost stories]. Johnson City, Tenn: Overmountain Press.  69 pp.

Price, Charles Edwin.  1996.  Diggin’ Up Bones: And Other Creepy Tennessee Tales.  Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press.  146 pp.

Price, Charles Edwin.  1996.  Lullaby Aggie of Sweet Potato Cave.  Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press.  75 pp.  Ghost story based on a Scott County, Va., legend.

Price, Charles Edwin.  1999.  Mysterious Knoxville: Ghost Stories, Monster Tales, and Bizarre Incidents from the “Gateway to the Smokies”.  Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press.  100 pp.

Purkey, Virgil.  2006.  “Groundhog Lore from Dry Fork” [1902-1981; Whitmer, Randolph Co.].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 32, no. 4 (Winter): 52-53.

Renegar, Michael F.  2005.  Roadside Revenants and Other North Carolina Ghosts and Legends.  Fairview, N.C.: Bright Mountain Books.  165 pp.

Renegar, Michael.  2011.  Tar Heel Terrors: More North Carolina Ghosts and Legends.  Fairview, N.C.: Bright Mountain Books.  160 pp.  Twenty-eight paranormal tales, each tied to a specific location.

Rennick, Robert M.  2001.  “What’s Folklore?” [defines “the folk”].  Appalachian Heritage 29 (Fall): 36-40.

Rivers, Micheal.  2012.  Appalachia Mountain Folklore [N.C.].  Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer.  159 pp.  Forty paranormal/ghost stories covering sixteen counties.

Robinson, James Foster.  2012.  West Virginia Weird and Wonderful.  Lexington, Ky.: Create Space.  75 pp.  Ghost stories, monsters, tall tales.

Rolph, Daniel N.  1994.  “To Shoot, Burn, and Hang”: Folk-History  From a Kentucky Mountain Family and Community.  Knoxville:  University of Tennessee Press.  171 pp.

Russell, Randy, and Janet Barnett.  1999.  The Granny Curse and Other Ghosts and Legends from East Tennessee[25 tales].  Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair.  112 pp.

Salsi, Lynn.  2008.  The Life and Times of Ray Hicks: Keeper of the Jack Tales [1922-2003].  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.  206 pp.  Interviews with a legendary N.C. storyteller and 1985 Smithsonian National Heritage Fellow.

Samples, Mack.  2002.  Elk River Ghosts: Tales & Lore [21 stories].  Charleston, W. Va.: Quarrier Press.  82 pp.

Samples, Mack.  2005.  The Devil’s Tea Tables: West Virginia Ghost Tales and Other Stories [25 tales].  Charleston, W. Va.: Quarrier Press.  117 pp.

Sawin, Patricia.  2004.  Listening for a Life: A Dialogic Ethnography of Bessie Eldreth through Her Songs and Stories[b. 1913, N.C.; singer, story teller; interview-based].  Logan: Utah State University Press.  254 pp.

Schlosser, S. E.  2004.  Spooky South: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore [30 tales].  Retold by S. E. Schlosser; illustrated by Paul G. Hoffman. Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press.  197 pp.

Schlosser, S. E.  2007.  Spooky Pennsylvania: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore [30 stories].  Illustrated by Paul G. Hoffman.  Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press.  200 pp.

Sergent, Donnie, Jr., and Jeff Wamsley.  2001.  Mothman: The Facts Behind the Legend [W. Va.; winged supernatural creature; 1960s sightings].  Point Pleasant, W. Va.: Mothman Lives Publishing.  164 pp.

Shelby, Anne.  2007.  The Adventures of Molly Whuppie and other Appalachian Folktales [inspired by Leonard Roberts’ tales; featuring a clever female hero or “Jack”].  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.  88 pp.  Contents: The adventures of Molly Whuppie -- Molly the giant slayer -- Tater toe -- Molly and Blunderbore -- Molly Fiddler -- Runaway cornbread -- Molly and the ogre who would not pick up -- Pig tale -- Molly and the unwanted boyfriends -- Grind mill grind -- Jack and the Christmas beans -- Molly and Jack -- Molly, Jack, and the sillies -- Just past dreaming rock.

Sheppard, Susan.  2008.  Cry of the Banshee: History and Hauntings of West Virginia and the Ohio Valley.  Charleston, W. Va.: Quarrier Press.  241 pp.

Shoemaker, Henry W.  [1911] 2005.  Pennsylvania Mountain Stories [29 backwoods stories from lumber camps, farms, and taverns].  State College: Pennsylvania State University Press.  121 pp.  Originally published: Reading, Pa.: Reading Times Publishing Company.

Smith, Barbara.  2001.  “The Philippi Mummies: ‘Preserved Until Judgement Day’” [locally famous, 19th-century, mummified bodies displayed in the Barbour County Historical Museum].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 27 (Fall): 56-59.

Smith, Jimmy Neil.  2001.  “Storytelling Collection Comes to the Library of Congress” [from Jonesborough, Tenn.-based National Storytelling Festival, founded 1973].  Folklife Center News (Library of Congress) 23, no. 3 (Summer): 3-5.

Sobol, Joseph Daniel.  1999.  The Storytellers’ Journey: An American Revival [National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tenn.].  Urbana: University of Illinois Press.  304 pp.

Sobol, Joseph Daniel.  2006.  “‘Whistlin’ towards the Devil’s House’: Poetic Transformations and Natural Metaphysics in an Appalachian Folktale Performance.”  Oral Tradition 21, no. 1 (March): 3-43.  Ray Hicks (1922-2003); “The Smith Outwits the Devil.”

Sobol, Joseph.  2002.  “Ray Hicks and the Doctors” [account of the storyteller’s amiable “cultural standoff” with Johnson City, Tenn., hospital interns when he is diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer; Hicks died April 20, 2003].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 19 (Summer): 14-16.

Spirits of Appalachia.  2009.  Special issue, Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 25, no.2 (Fall/Winter): 1-72.  Articles, essays, fiction, poetry, and reviews on haunting spirits, alcohol spirits, and the “phenomenon – energy of the mountains mixed with centuries of human spirit.”

Still, James, and Margot Tomes.  1996.  Jack and the Wonder Beans.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  32 pp.

Storytelling in West Virginia.  1998.  Special Report [five articles on festivals and individuals], Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 24 (Spring): 10-27.

Taft, Michael.  2001.  “Vance Randolph: ‘Mr. Ozark’” [1892-1980].  Folklife Center News (Library of Congress) 23, no. 2 (Spring): 3-4.

Taft, Michael.  2005.  “W. K. ‘Bill’ McNeil (1940-2005)” [director of the Ozark Folk Center].  Folklife Center News(Library of Congress) 27, no. 1-2 (January): 20.

Tassin, Susan.  2007.  Pennsylvania Ghost Towns [guidebook; 46 sites in six subregions].  Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books.  152 pp.

Tate, J. R.  2006.  Walkin’ with the Ghost Whisperers: Lore and Legends of the Appalachian Trail.  Philadelphia: Xlibris.  405 pp.

Tennis, Joe.  2010.  Haunts of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Highlands [ghosts, legends, spirits].  Charleston, S.C.: History Press.  109 pp.  Contents: Heart of Appalachia -- Holston Valley -- Central Highlands -- New River Valley -- Roanoke Region.

Thacker, Larry D.  2007.  Mountain Mysteries: Investigating the Mystic Traditions of Appalachia [scholarly treatment: folklore/folklife; supernatural; death rituals; ghost stories; interviews].  Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press.  226 pp.

Thomas, Roy Edwin.  1994.  Come Go with Me: Old-timer Stories from the Southern Mountains [Ozarks].  New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.  187 pp.  “...ninety-four tall tales, poignant reminiscences, and family stories - some going back to Civil War days - chosen from hundreds of interviews recorded by Arkansas folklorist Roy Edwin Thomas.”

Tice, John.  2003.  “Searching for Ikie’s Tomb” [solving mystery of vandalized mausoleum of Pleasants Co. infant, d. 1904].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 29 (Fall): 64-69.

Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness [heritage; curricula guide].  Annual. 1993-- .  Fairmont, W. Va.: Fairmont State College.

Traylor, Ken, and Delas M. House.  2006.  Asheville Ghosts and Legends [N.C.].  Charleston, S.C.: Haunted America.  121 pp.

Turner, Erin, and Isaac McKinnon.  2011.  Monsters & Ghosts of West Virginia [juvenile audience].  Illustrated by Erin Turner.  Charleston, W. Va: Quarrier Press.  61 pp.

Vincent, Gary Lee.  2010.  Darkened Hills [fiction; horror; W. Va.; vampires].  Bridgeport, W. Va.: Burning Bulb Publishing.  264 pp.

Wamsley, Jeff.  2005.  Mothman...: Behind the Red Eyes, the Complete Investigative Library. Point Pleasant, W. Va.: Mothman Press.  160 pp.  “Human-alien encounters”; West Virginia.

Watson, Bruce, with photographs by Rom Raymond.  1997.  “‘The Storyteller is the Soybean . . . the Audience is the Sun’”   [storytelling festival; Jonesborough, Tenn.] Smithsonian 27 (March): 60-62,64,66-68,70.

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