New book offers more spooky Historic 25th Street stories

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:01 PM


Utah authors of “Tales from Two-Bit Street and Beyond … Part II” (DMT Publishing, $10.99) celebrate a launch party for the book 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Two-Bit Cafe,126 Historic 25th St., Ogden.

The book is the third book in the Tales series, which began in 2011 with “Tales from Huntsville, Eden, Liberty and Beyond” and was followed up in 2012 with “Tales from Two-Bit Street and Beyond … Part I.”

The first book is based on ghost stories in Ogden Canyon and Ogden Valley; the second on legends from Historic 25th Street in Ogden; and the third, compiled and edited by Eden author Drienie Hattingh, is a continuation of stories from 25th Street legends.

Contributing authors featured in the latest anthology include Hattingh, Lynda West Scott, Dimitria Van Leeuwen, Michele McKinnon, Patricia Bassano, Michael Bourn, Fred Seppi, Christy Monson, Doug Gibson and Vicki Droogsma.

“The success of the books are, in part, due to the fact that the spooky/scary stories are written by authors with extremely different backgrounds and styles of writing,” Hattingh said in a press release. “Backgrounds of the authors include a private investigator, physicist, dentist, therapist, newspaper editor, musician, housewife, accountant, columnist, translator and intepretor, and even a belly dancer!”

Prior to Saturday’s launch party, the author will also be discussing and signing copies of the book from 2-4 p.m. at Hastings, 340 E. 525 North, Harrisville. This is a free event.

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