Brown, Roberta Simpson, and Lonnie E. Brown. 2013. Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 174 pp.
Douglas, John. 2013. A Fog of Ghosts: Haunted Tales & Odd Pieces. Berkeley Springs, W. Va.: Blind Spring Press. 232 pp. Stories from Hancock, Cumberland, and Morgan counties, Md., and parts of adjacent Va. and W. Va. Douglas is a mystery writer and longtime local newspaper editor.
Emerson, D. Berton. 2013. “‘It’s Good to Be Shifty’: The Local Democracies of Old Southwestern Humor.” American Literature 85, no. 2 (June): 273-301. Considers three books including Sut Lovingood: Yarns Spun by a Durn’d Fool (1867), by George Washington Harris.
Guiley, Rosemary. 2014. The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole. 280 pp. One hundred accounts of hauntings.
Hilliard, Emily. 2016. “The State Folklorist’s Notebook: What Is Folklore?” Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 42, no. 2 (Summer): 6-7. The author is West Virginia’s first official state folklorist and will be writing a regular column for Goldenseal.
McGowan, Thomas, and Elizabeth Williams. 2013. “Jack and the Camera: The Depiction of Ray Hicks in Film and Video” [d. 2003]. North Carolina Folklore Journal 59, no. 2 (Fall-Winter): 28-63.
Medvec, Gerard J. 2013. Mid-Atlantic UFOs: High Traffic Area. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer. 128 pp. Accounts of sightings and encounters in eight states, from N.Y. to W. Va. and Va.
Musick, Ruth Ann, and Walter Barnes, comp. 2013. Mountain Mother Goose: Child Lore of West Virginia. Edited by Judy Byers; illustrated by Patricia Musick, Noel Tenney, and John Henry Randolph. Fairmont, W. Va.: Fairmont State University Press. 354 pp. Barnes (1880-1969) and his mentee, Musick (1897-1974), were avid oral historians and collectors of folklore. Eight chapters of jingles and rhymes, games, riddles, lesson tales, jump rope rhymes, play-party games, and more.
Newton, Michael. 2015. Strange West Virginia Monsters. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer. 192 pp.
Ritter, William. 2015. “Acting the Fool.” North Carolina Folklore Journal 62, no. 2 (Summer-Fall): 57-74. Ritter’s essay on the historiography of the Appalachian fool, trickster, storyteller interweaves a narrative bibliography beginning with Sandra Ballard and Anthony Harkins and ending with Cratis Williams’s Tales From Sacred Wind (McFarland, 2003).
Sturges, Mark. 2015. “Legends of the Susquehanna: Frontier Narratives and the Folkloric Sense of Place.” Pennsylvania History 82, no. 4 (Autumn): 489-515. “...set in the Susquehanna Valley during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: the historical legends of Juniata Jack and Cherry Tree Joe McCreery.”
White, Thomas. 2013. Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History & Lore. Charleston, S.C.: History Press. 110 pp. Ghost stories, monsters, tall tales.