About the Author
I am the NYT and internationally-bestselling author of children's books, which include the NEED series, FLYING series, TIME STOPPERS series, DEAR BULLY and other books. I like hedgehogs and puppies and warm places. I have none of these things in my life.

Cold Case in Acadia National Park Leslie Spellman Part One

There’s something so alluring about national parks, alluring and sometimes dangerous. The big vistas of nature tend to lend themselves to both mishaps and murder. Join us as we talk about the death of 27-year-old yoga instructor, Leslie Spellman. We’re going to have a part two next week where we clean up some of the…

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The Bigfoot of Bear Brook State Park and Did Carrie See Him

Is Bigfoot real or not? That’s the first question of this episode. A lot of people have been pondering this question for decades. And in other centuries and other cultures, there was no question. It was just an assertion. By whatever name and whatever language, Bigfoot was real to them. This week on the podcast,…

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Maine Man Becomes a Mummy The Life and Death of Elmer McCurdy

Sometimes you can’t catch any breaks. Sometimes you might have the worst train robbery in history with the smallest take ever. And sometimes you die and become an amusement park dummy. It sounds like an episode of Supernatural or the X-Files, but it’s actually true. Join us at Dude, No as we hear about the…

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The Accountant Who Went Missing In Maine

How many people go missing every year in the United States? According to  National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NamUS) database, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 600,000. In Maine this year so far there are 108 people missing. Right now there are a couple of men missing in our area and…

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This is a local case that Shaun (co-podcaster of awesome) helped break a few years ago. It’s his birthday week so he needs a little extra love. We hope you’ll listen. It comes out Tuesday.

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What Really Happened to Mary Catherine?

This is our first episode, and honestly? It kind of hurts. Join us as we delve into the cold case of Mary Catherine Olenchuk. The death of this sweet thirteen-year-old girl at a small coastal Maine town spurned many a conspiracy theory, but no arrests. We have all the sources at and a bit…

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What Happened to Mary Catherine Trailer

Mary Olenchuk was only thirteen years old when she was abducted from a resort town on the coast of Maine. Her dad was an army major general, and when she went missing in the early 1970s, there were all sorts of suspects, but no arrests. This is the trailer for our first episode about one…

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Dude No Begins

It’s Dude, No! Our first full episode is September 6, but listen to find out what we’re all about. Hosts Shaun Farrar and Carrie Jone have been friends for years and years now, and they even got married.  They met while Shaun was a cop and Carrie was a reporter, and bonded over their love…

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