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“My life is a reading list.”—John Wheelwright, A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

The podcast’s description:

Carla is: a bluestockinged bookdragon;

a 50-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology;

a woman who has lived in three haunted houses;

a former Virginian Pilot journalist and counselor, who is never bored;

a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere–like John Nash, only less math-y;

a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion.

Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write it all down in her commonplace book.

Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles.

It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

First podcast episode: April 28, 2017

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Thank you “in my rags of light”*,


*Leonard Cohen, “If It Be Your Will”

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“My life is a reading list.”—John Wheelwright, A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast | 2017- | Books, history, true crime, horror, paranormal, personal stories | finding cupcakes to make each day easier | ♿️ | she/her


My pic is me at two reading a Book on Record, the original audiobook. You can see EDS in the posture of my arm & my twisty feet. I have been writing all my life & podcasting for seven years, from a mountain outside Amherst, Virginia.