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Ghastly Tales of Gaiety and Greed

Unauthorized and Haunted Cedar Point

by E.F. Schraeder

Coasters, carousels, an old cemetery, and a sprawling hotel on a stormy lakeside. Visit this haunted tour of scrapbook memories where legendary summers intersect with history and rumor. Told in vignettes that weave stories, newspaper clippings, postcards, and images, Ghastly Tales follows four families through the decades at a lakeside resort and amusement park where everyone eventually returns.

About the Author

E. F. Schraeder believes in ghosts, magic, public schools, and dogs.  Schraeder is the author of As Fast as She Can (Sirens Call Publications, 2022); the Imadjinn Award finalist, Liar: Memoir of a Haunting (Omnium Gatherum, 2021); the story collection Ghastly Tales of Gaiety and Greed (Omnium Gatherum, 2020), and two poetry chapbooks.  A semi-finalist in Headmistress Press’ 2019 Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest, Schraeder's creative work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including What Remains, Dancing in the Shadows: A Tribute to Anne RiceMystery Weekly Magazine Sinister Wisdom, Lavender Review, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and others. Schraeder’s nonfiction has appeared at Fright Girl, Vastarien: A Literary Journal, the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Blog, Radical Teacher, and other places.