Show Notes – Sleepy Hollow with Jonathan Kruk

The Legend and Lore of Sleepy Hollow with Jonathan Kruk on Fieldstone CommonFollowing are some items that were mentioned during the 11 October 2012 Fieldstone Common interview with storyteller Jonathan Kruk, author of The Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

Jonathan Kruk’s book the Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley is available from Amazon.com and other books sellers. For an autographed copy of Jonathan’s book please order through his website.

Learn more about Jonathan Kruk from his website and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

In July 2013, Jonathan’s second book, The Legends and Lore of the Hudson Highlands, will be published by the History Press.

One of Jonathan’s current projects is to provide content for the historical research subscription site BiblioLabs.

Jonathan Kruk has recorded many of his Sleepy Hollow and Hudson Valley tales for digital listening. You can find them on Amazon.com.

He also gives many presentations to school and organizations. You can find information about his programs and book one through his website.

The History Press, the publisher of Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley, donated two copies that were given as a door prizes during the live show. A big thank you to the History Press for  their generosity!

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Legends & Lore of Sleepy Hollow is Now Archived as a Podcast

The Legends & Lore of Sleepy Hollow is Now Archived as a Podcast
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The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring storyteller Jonathan Kruk speaking about his book The Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).

Listen to internet radio with Fieldstone Common on Blog Talk Radio
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow with Jonathan Kruk

Author and storyteller Jonathan Kruk
photo by Todd Atteberry

Listen in to Fieldstone Common this week as host Marian Pierre-Louis talks to Jonathan Kruk, author of Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley.

Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of the best-known works of American literature. But what other myths lie hidden behind the landscape of New York’s Hudson Valley? Imps cause mischief on the Hudson River; a white lady haunts Raven Rock, Major Andre’s ghost seeks redemption and real headless Hessians search for their severed skulls. Storyteller Jonathan Kruk tells these and other tales of the lore of the Hudson Valley–the stories that have created an atmosphere of mystery that helped inspire Irving’s legend.

Studying English, and educational theater, Kruk earned a B.A. from Holy Cross College, and a M.A. from New York University. He performed Ritual Urban Theater with Gabrielle Roth, and entertained at over 1000 children’s birthday parties. The Freeport Schools on Long Island made him storyteller in residence. Now, he enchants children every year at hundreds of schools, libraries, historic sites and festivals performing finger fables, story theater and New York lore.

His book Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley was published in 2011 by The History Press. He has keynoted for New York State reading teachers, environmental educators, national native plants conference, and the Hudson River Quadricentennial, and American Revolution’s 225th anniversary.

LIVE: THURSDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2012 at 1:00pm EST

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Show Notes – Final Thoughts with John Thomas Grant

Following are some notes on items that were mentioned during the 4 October 2012 Fieldstone Common interview with photographer John Thomas Grant, author of Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

You can learn more about John Thomas Grant at his website and you can follow him on his blog, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

John is involved a joint business venture called The Passion Projects with Lisa Griffiths.

John and Lisa are both busy working on upcoming books.

Lisa will be publishing International Steampunk Fashions in January 2013 and another called The Fashionable Victorians and Edwardians.

John and Lisa are also working on a television show called All Things Victorian.

John is working on a number of projects including two civil war books – one which is a collection of civil war letters and the other on a 12 year old civil war soldier.  He also has in the works two more cemetery photography books called The  American Cemetery and  Death in Color.

John currently is exhibiting in two Gallery Shows:

The Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road
Cotuit, Massachusetts
Exhibiting until Oct. 28, 2012

The Vanover Fine Arts Gallery
49 East Main Street
Springville, New York
Exhibiting until Nov. 3, 2012

Schiffer Books, the publisher of Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone, donated a copy that was given as a door prize during the live show. A big thank you to Schiffer Books for  their generosity!

Press play below to listen to the podcast.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Final Thoughts with John Thomas Grant is Now a Podcast

Final Thoughts with John Thomas Grant now available as a podcast
by Derrickkwa

The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring photographer John Thomas Grant speaking about his book Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).

Listen to internet radio with Fieldstone Common on Blog Talk Radio
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Upcoming in October on Fieldstone Common Radio

Be sure to mark your calendar. We’ll be giving away some great books during the live broadcasts of Fieldstone Common.

4 Oct 2012 at 1pm EST

Final Thought: Eternal Beauty in Stone with John Thomas Grant. John interprets and connects with history through the camera lens. He reminds us that the past resides with us, sometimes forgotten and sometimes celebrated.  Join us as we talk with John Thomas Grant about his book, Final Thoughts.

11 Oct 2012 at 1pm EST

Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley with Jonathan Kruk. Beyond Sleepy Hollow are tales of an imp that causes mischief, a white lady that haunts Ravens Rock and the ghost of Major Andre. Storyteller Jonathan Kruk shares the lore of the Hudson Valley.

18 Oct 2012 at 1pm EST

Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut with Richard G. Tomlinson.  Connecticut’s colonial settlers feared witches. In England where the prosecution of witches was rising to its peak, and they were anxious about the possible threats to their new settlements that witchcraft might represent. Dick Tomlinson presents the evolution of witchcraft prosecution in Connecticut from 1642 to its disappearance in the early 1700s.
25Oct 2012 at 1pm EST

Murdered by His Wife with Deborah NavasIn March 1778, Joshua Spooner, a wealthy gentleman farmer was beaten to death and his body stuffed down a well. Four people were hanged for the crime: two British soldiers, a young Continental soldier, and Spooner’s wife, Bathsheba, who was charged with instigating the murder.Come hear a story of 18th century murder.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis