I’m an author, investigator and artist with a penchant for Lhasa Apsos and werewolves, living in the Kettle Moraine area of SE Wisconsin. My books include my latest, Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America (Tarcher/Penguin, August 2012) as well as Weird Wisconsin and Weird Michigan in the B&N Weird US series, sequels Strange Wisconsin and Strange Michigan (Trails Books), Trails titles The Poison Widow, The Beast of Bray Road, and Hunting the American Werewolf, and three volumes in a new Chelsea House YA series, Werewolves, Lake and Sea Monsters, and Mythical Creatures. Most recent are Monsters of Wisconsin, preceded by Haunted Wisconsin: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Badger State, both from Stackpole Books, and The Michigan Dogman, Werewolves and Other Unknown Canines Across the USA from Unexplained Research. Scroll down for book list with links)
I am represented by the amazing Jim McCarthy of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency, with which I’ve
recently co-published an e-book fantasy God Johnson: The Unforgiven Diary – think pet sphinxes, disciple-starved demigods and Abraham Lincoln (sort of), set in the weird heart of Madison, Wisconsin.
APPEARANCES! To contact me regarding a sighting or to book a presentation/talk or appearance for your radio or TV show, media interview, conference, meeting, school, library or other venue please e-mail me at lindagodfrey99(“at” symbol) gmail.com! Program topics include Werewolves and Other Strange Creatures, Weird Wisconsin, Haunted Wisconsin, Weird Michigan, The Michigan Dogman, God Johnson, and The Poison Widow (true historic crime).
Or Write: PO Box 702, Elkhorn WI 53121 or email lindagodfrey99 (at) gmail.com
Linda S. Godfrey’s BOOKS!
The Beast of Bray Road; tailing Wisconsin’s werewolf, Trails Books 2003
Weird Wisconsin (coauthored with Richard D. Hendricks), Sterling Publishers 2005
Hunting the American Werewolf ( basis of History Channel show Monsterquest’s American Werewolf) 2006
Weird Michigan, Sterling Publishers 2006
Strange Wisconsin; more Badger State weirdness, Winner of 2008 independent publishers best book awards bronze medal Trails Books (Big Earth) 2007
Werewolves, Chelsea House 2007
Lake and Sea Monsters, Chelsea House 2008
Strange Michigan (coauthored), Trails Books 2008) NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Mythical Creatures, Chelsea House 2009
The Michigan Dogman, Werewolves and Other Unknown Canines Across the USA, Unexplained Research 2011
Monsters of Wisconsin, Stackpole 2011
COMING UP: PUBLIC APPEARANCES TALKS & SIGNINGS
CALENDAR OF APPEARANCES AND SIGNINGS:
Sunday Sept. 8, 7:30-9 pm Central, Beyond the Edge Radio http://www.beyondtheedgeradio.com/
Sunday Sept. 15, 6-8 pm Central, Johnny McBigfoot interviews me http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mxr/2013/09/15/author-linda-godfrey
Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:30 pm Talk on Wisconsin Myths, Mysteries and Monsters at Southeast Wisconsin Book Fest, Waukesha, Wis. http://sewibookfest.com/
Tues. October 8th, Matheson Memorial Library Author Panel 6:30 pm, http://www.elkhorn.lib.wi.us/wordpress/calendar/
Thursday Oct. 10 – Live You-tube show Paranormal TV 9 pm CST one hour show
Wed. Oct. 15, 8-9 pm Central, discussing anomalous creatures on www.paraspeakradio.com
Sunday Oct. 20, author talk on getting published at Racine Barnes & Noble 3-4 p,m. SPECIAL ten minute SKYPE open chat with my agent, Jim McCarthy, V.P. at Dystel & Goderich, NYC, will take attendee questions 2710 S Green Bay Rd Mt Pleasant, WI 53406
Tues. Oct. 22 Black Earth Public Library 7 pm, talk, book sale and signing
Wed. Oct. 23, Paradigm Unhinged Radio with Todd Knurr, 8 pm Central http://paradigmunhinged.com/
FRIDAY. Oct. 26, Talk and signing at the Burlington Vortex Conference NO CHARGE 7 pm http://burlingtonnews.net/burlingtonvortexconference
Tues. Oct. 29 Muskego Public Library talk 7:00 pm S73W16663 Janesville
Muskego, WI 53150 (262) 971-2100 Email
Wed. Oct, 30 talk and signing 6:30-8 pm Martha Merrell’s Books and Cafe, 231 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 262-547-1060
Linda’s degree from UW-Oshkosh is in art education, and she taught part time while also working for ten years as a reporter, columnist and cartoonist for The Week, a county newspaper based in Delavan, Wisconsin. She won several first-place national awards from the National Newspaper Association for best feature stories, and additional state awards from organizations such as the Wisconsin Donor Network, Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Her editorial cartoons were featured in “Best Editorial Cartoons 1991, 1992, and 1993.” illustrates her own books.
She has canvassed Wis. and Michigan looking for the strange and offbeat, from outsider artists and giant roadside statues to local cemetery lore, eccentric people and history, to ghost stories and unidentified creatures and UFO’s. She put over 5,000 miles on her “weirdmobile” and found enough strangeness to fill both Weird Michigan and Weird Wisconsin for Barnes & Noble in 2006, and the sequels, Strange Michigan and Strange Wisconsin for Trails Books.
Her next non-fiction book on anomalous creatures is due in early 2014 from Tarcher/Penguin Books, and 21 years after breaking the first news story on the Beast of Bray Road, she still receives 1-3 reports of strange creatures per week from around the world.