Trapped in Beaumaris Castle

Story Summary of
Trapped in Beaumaris Castle

If someone dares you to spend the night in a haunted castle, would you do it? Of course, you can only get to this particular castle by going to the town of Beaumaris. The town can be found on the island of Anglesey. The island is part of the country of Wales. Beaumaris Castle, though never finished, was built by 1296. Seven hundred years later, in 1996, twelve-year-old Gwyn makes this tiny town his home.

One day, Gwyn's new friends reveal that Beaumaris Castle is haunted. Gwyn declares, “There is no such thing as a ghost!” To prove him wrong, his friends dare him to spend the night inside one of the guard rooms. Gwyn agrees. What he sees finally puts to rest a 700-year-old question: How and why did the king's archer die?

Outside of Beaumaris Castle

Outside of Beaumaris Castle

Outside of Beaumaris Castle

Outside of Beaumaris Castle

Corridor inside Beaumaris Castle

Corridor inside Beaumaris Castle

Guard room inside Beaumaris Castle

Guard room inside Beaumaris Castle

Guard room inside Beaumaris Castle

Guard room inside Beaumaris Castle



PERFORMANCE OPTIONS & DETAILS

Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons is a professional storyteller and published author. In addition to a book-signing, she performs a One-Woman Show called "The Kudzu Monster & Other Spooky Tales." This story plus "Trapped in Beaumaris Castle" can be found in her second book entitled "White Reindeer, Kudzu Monster, & Other Tales Of Wonder" written under her pen name of DJ Lyons.

Kudzu Monster Story Description:Imagine you are a little girl growing up in the Midwestern frontier in the 1870's. Your parents have just died. You are going to be farmed out to live with some obscure family attending the community church. To stave off loneliness, you bring along the only friend you have in the world - the Kudzu Monster. 

Trapped in Beaumaris Castle Story Description:If someone dares you to spend the night in a haunted castle, would you do it? Of course, you can only get to this particular castle by going to the town of Beaumaris. The town can be found on the island of Anglesey. The island is part of the country of Wales. Beaumaris Castle, though never finished, was built by 1296. Seven hundred years later, in 1996, twelve-year-old Gwyn makes this tiny town his home.

One day, Gwyn's new friends reveal that Beaumaris Castle is haunted. Gwyn declares, There is no such thing as a ghost! To prove him wrong, his friends dare him to spend the night inside one of the guard rooms. Gwyn agrees. What he sees finally puts to rest a 700-year-old question: How and why did the king's archer die?

KUDZU MONSTER & 
OTHER SPOOKY TALES

Performance Details for
Kudzu Monster
Location Time Period

Shoppard Springs Music Barn & Playhouse

Jonesborough, TN

10-2-1992

Historic Rugby

Rugby, TN

10-21-2011

Performance Details for
Trapped in Beaumaris Castle
Location Time Period

Ooltewah Intermediate School

Ooltewah, TN

2-17-1993

Yeoman's in the Fork

Franklin, TN

10-15-2011



Option #1: 
Debbie could perform "Kudzu Monster" alone. 

Option #2: 
Debbie could perform "Trapped in Beaumaris Castle" followed by an intermission. Then she could perform "Kudzu Monster" after intermission. 

Option #3: 
Debbie could perform 30 minutes or so of other spooky tales followed by an intermission. After intermission, she could perform "Trapped in Beaumaris Castle" or "Kudzu Monster."



White Reindeer, Kudzu Monster, & Other Tales Of Wonder
by DJ Lyons (pen name for Debbie Dunn)
ISBN: 978-1-4489-7603-4
291 pages, 6 x 9
Publisher: PublishAmerica
Publish Date: December 2009

* Click HERE to buy paperback version for $9.95 from PublishAmerica.
* Click HERE to buy soft cover version for $27.95 from PublishAmerica.

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* Click HERE to e-mail Debbie about a book-signing or one-woman show based on the book, or you can call her directly at (423) 422-9728.

* The White Reindeer book is a collection of 32 short stories and novellas by DJ Lyons:

* White Reindeer - Lost on a Norwegian mountain, DJ faces rock slides, raging waterfalls and other challenges. Miraculously, a white reindeer appears and leads her to safety. Click HERE to see some photos and for more information.

* Kudzu Monster - An unlikely love story involving a young frontier girl and the Kudzu Monster who saves her life. Click HERE to see some photos, videos, and for more information.

* Trapped in Beaumaris Castle - Gwyn agrees to spend the night in a haunted castle. What he sees finally puts to rest a 700-year-old question: How did the king's archer die? Click HERE to see some photos, videos, and for more information.

* Grandmother Lyons' Tales - True stories about a tornado, a Civil War love story, a scam, a premonition saving two lives and a scary Rag Man. Click HERE to see some photos and for more information.

* 12 Tales of Wonder plus 12 Stories for the Young At Heart - Exciting adventures involving ghosts, wishes, secrets, bullies, animals, amazing characters, a Broccoli Monster, fairy godmothers, magic and fun.
Click HERE to see some videos and for more information about 12 Tales of Wonder.
Click HERE for more information about 12 stories for the Young At Heart.