New Book due out in October, available for pre-order now!
“Linda S. Godfrey explores the mystical, legendary, and scientific aspects of these creatures…and the surprising secret portals and doorways some may use to enter our world.”
BIO: Author, investigator and artist Linda Godfrey is the author of 17 books on strange creatures, phenomena and people. She’s a frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, including Monsterquest (Seasons 1 and 4), Lost Tapes, Monsters and Mysteries, Sean Hannity’s America, Inside Edition, Coast to Coast AM, Wis. Public Radio and many more. She lives in the Kettle Moraine area of SE Wisconsin with her husband and monster dog, Grendel. Latest Book: American Monsters; A History of Monster Lore, Legends and Sightings in America (Tarcher/Penguin). Please scroll down for more books, info and pictures.
TO CONTACT OR REPORT A SIGHTING/ENCOUNTER: email lindagodfrey99 (at) gmail.com Or write: PO Box 702, Elkhorn WI 53121 or SCROLL down to submit a form. All submitters names and contact info remain confidential unless permission is given.
Other books include 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)
She is represented by Jim McCarthy of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency, with which she’s co-published a fantasy novel God Johnson: The Unforgiven Diary — think pet sphinxes, disciple-starved demigods, Abraham Lincoln and epic battles as one young woman defends herself against the Wrath of these gods, all set in the weird heart of Madison, Wisconsin. Available as e-book or print paperback.
APPEARANCES! talks, signings and presentations THIS FALL —
Sept. 17, Spooky South Coast podcast 9:30 pm Central
Sept. 21: Astonishing Legends with Scott Philbrook (taped for ongoing podcasts)
Sept. 29: Spaced Out Radio with Dave Scott, 11 pm Central
Oct. 2: WGBU Dead Air Radio in Bowling Green Kentucky, 7:30-8:50 pm Central
Oct. 3: The Stuph File Podcast, 12 noon Central
Oct. 12: The Jenny McCarthy Show, Sirius XM Radio, in studio at NYC 10:30 am Central
Oct. 13: Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones podcast, 8:30 am CST
Oct. 13: Pop Culture Tonight, 5:30 pm Central
Oct. 15: Milwaukee Paracon, Milwaukee WI October 15 2016, Speaking 11 am Saturday on 24 Years Hunting Dogmen, also panel discussion on Wisconsin Bigfoot
Oct. 16: Big Blend Radio, 2:30 pm Central
Oct. 16: The Moore Show, 6 pm Central
Oct. 17: The Valder Beebe Show, 9:30 am Central
Oct. 18: Night Fright Show with Brent Holland 7:30-8:50 pm Central
Oct. 19: Jim Harold’s Campfire 11 am Central
Oct. 20: Darkness Radio with Dave Schrader, noon to 2 pm Central
Oct. 20: Paranormal Underground Radio 8:30 pm Central
October 21: Coast to Coast AM Radio Midnight Central
Oct. 22: Scott Colborn, Explaining Unexplained Phenomena, 10:40 am Central
Oct. 25: Beyond the Forest UFO and Bigfoot Show with Stan Gordon and Doug Hajicek 7-9 pm Central
Oct. 26: KWRE Radio, 9:30 am Central
Oct. 26: Temple of Health 5-6 pm Central
Oct. 30: Dave Nemo, Sirius XM 9:30 am Central
Nov. 5: Henry Foister Radio Show
Nov. 9: Talk at Niagara Community College, Niagara, NY
Nov. 11: Anomalous Realities Radio; 7-9 pm Central
Nov. 16: Arcane Radio
In addition to her TV and radio work, Linda is a frequent headline speaker at all types of conferences and group meetings. She has given presentations, signings and sat on guest panels at Chicago Ghost Con, the Michigan Paracon, Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, Unexplained! Conferences, The Wisconsin State Historical Museum, Milwaukee Museum, Chicago’s WindyCon, Annual Fortean Society Conference in Baltimore, as well as numerous libraries, universities, book stores, and many other types of business and organization meetings and venues.
Linda S. Godfrey’s BOOKS
Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms and Odd Phenomena. Forthcoming in Oct. 2016, PRE-ORDER now!
American Monsters: A History of Monster Legends, Lore and Sightings in America, Tarcher/Penguin 2014 NOW OUT!
The Poison Widow, a true story of sin,strychnine and murder, Trails Books 2003
The Beast of Bray Road; tailing Wisconsin’s werewolf, Trails Books 2003 new ebook and print edition NOW AVAILABLE!
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
The Michigan Dogman, Werewolves and Other Unknown Canines Across the USA, Unexplained Research 2011
Werewolves, Chelsea House 2007
Lake and Sea Monsters, Chelsea House 2008
Mythical Creatures, Chelsea House 2009
Urban fantasy novel, God Johnson; the Unforgiven Diary of the Disciple of A Lesser God, 2013 Print and e-book editions, sequel is forthcoming
Monsters of Wisconsin, Stackpole 2011
Strange Michigan (coauthored), Trails Books 2006
Strange Wisconsin; more Badger State weirdness, Winner of 2008 independent publishers best book awards bronze medal Trails Books (Big Earth) 2007 (no longer in print)
Linda worked 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.
She has canvassed Wis. and Michigan looking for all types of monsters as well as the strange and offbeat, from outsider artists and giant roadside statues to local cemetery lore, eccentric people and history, to ghost stories and UFO’s.
23 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.