Don't touch the clowns, and don't let the clowns touch you. Just off of highway 95 in the state of Nevada, there lies the small town of Tonopah. For miles around, it's desolate and in the silence, there lies one lonely motel. Across from the motel is an old cemetery where miners were buried. It's not the ghosts within the cemetery that will make you run in fear...for those of you faint of heart and fearful of clowns, this is not a delicate story. America's scariest motel is haunted...by hundreds of clowns. Spending the night in this creepy Motel is definitely a true test of courage, because it's full of clowns. There are clowns tacked onto the doors, shelves of clown dolls starring at you with their beady glass eyes, and collectibles in the lobby that are neatly seated in chairs as if guarding the place from harmful intruders. There are clown paintings on the walls that look at you. And if you have a second-floor room, you can look out from the balcony and see why the motel is so eerily quiet and dark at night. It's the cemetery. The Clown Motel stands right next to Tonopah's old, dusty, unlit cemetery. Closed for over one hundred years, it's packed with the graves of the town's miners who died very unpleasantly. That should be cause for panic and even more so, if you've ever watched the movie Poltergeist, and you decide to spend a night at this unique lodge. Spend at least a minute or two wondering if, just maybe, part of a cemetery full of graves of men who died horrible deaths once stretched underneath land now occupied by the Clown Motel... I tell this story with locked doors and windows. I was one of the lucky ones. They are coming. They are coming for me. As the saying goes, you can check out any time you want, but you can't leave. There's a lot more buried there than you might think...
About the Author
Patti Petrone-Miller (Patti and Andrew Miller) Andrew L Miller Television Author at Hildi Yanez Viadero Talent Management Lee Levinson Productions Andrew Miller and Patti Petrone-Miller are the husband and wife writing team of many books for children and adults. She is the Guest Judge for PBS where she was the first author in the history of the KIDS GO contest to present the awards. Patti is a member of many organizations for children’s literacy programs, including RIF, Reading Rockets, AIA, Autism Society, American Library Association, International Thriller Writers, Parapsychology Association, Horror Writer’s Association, National Summer Reading Association, Writer’s Guild, Association for the Blind and more. Andrew and Patti are represented by a leading US Brand Licensing Agent, Tina Burke and a Hollywood Film Producer, Lee Levinson and Hildi Yanez Vadero and the late Christopher Parker of ALA Access Talent Management. Patti is the head writer in conjunction with Creator and Entertainer/Magician, Mickey Silver, for a series of children's educational books that are backed by the voice actors Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson) and Tom Kenny (Sponge Bob Square Pants) for a project with Nickelodeon. Recently two of her series books have been accepted and purchased by the Mayor of Numana, Italy for the entire Marche region in English so the books can be distributed to schools and libraries so the children can learn the English Language. One of the books has been translated into braille for the Museum for the Blind in Ancona, Italy. Andrew has been actively writing since he was nineteen. He writes his own books under Andrew Miller. His beliefs about equality, libertarianism and personal potential lend his works direction and endings that often quite differ from the formulas seen in most other literary works. Andrew has studied and experienced a wide range of pursuits, ranging from courses in emergency medical procedures to several decades of training in martial arts styles from around the globe to baking and sushi making. He is currently an amateur Mui Thai kick boxer hoping to go professional (in the ring or in the NHB cage depending).