Exclusive Interview with Crenwinkle!

How was it growing up with Crosley as a brother? Brother Crosley and I were always different.  I’m not referring to our colors.  His redness happened later as a side effect of the Black Bottom pills. Our personalities are what really differentiate us.  Crosley is zany and free-wheeling and I’m not, and I’m a dignified […]

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Happy Holidays from the Night Buddies!

We over here at the Night Buddies Headquarters are absolutely crazy about the holiday season! Holiday treats, time with family, and of course, gift exchanges are some of the things we love the most. So we wanted to sit down with the stars of the series and ask what item is on the top of […]

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Crosley’s Very Own, One-of-a-Kind Cheese Wulger Recipe!

Hey Night Buddies! Crosley here! An’ have I ever got somethin’ for YOU! Namely, the genuine warranted recipe for Crosley’s Super Fantastical Cheese Wulgers. (Wulgers bein’ a crocodile word for somethin’ that’s been wulged, okay?) They’re nothin’ next t’ pineapple cheesecakes in my personal estimation, but it appears a whole lot o’ people think they’re […]

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What are the Night Buddies Thankful For?

This holiday season we sat down with the characters of the Night Buddies series and figured out what they were thankful for this year. Here’s what they said: Crosley: I’m thankful that me an’ John get to go out on more and more Programs together an’ that we can make each other laugh. An’ I’m […]

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The Original Mad Hatter?

My son John, who doubles as narrator in the Night Buddies series, is the namesake of our colorful ancestor, John Hetherington, a haberdasher of the Strand in London. Old John is my four-times great-grandfather, and may well have been the prototype for Lewis Carroll’s Mad Hatter. Surely Mr. Carroll knew about him, because they still […]

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Crosley’s Black Bottom Dance

I’ve heard that the Black Bottom started in Atlanta, in New Orleans, and in Jacksonville, Florida, in the first decade of the 20th century. It became well known by semi-rural blacks across the south then, and by the 1920s, it found its way up to Harlem where it was featured at the Apollo Theater in […]

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A Single Dad’s Memoir

It was a terrible shock when my ex-wife first told me that she was going to be moving away and taking our son John with her. I did everything I could to talk her out of leaving, especially since this was at a time when mothers were usually always granted custody by the courts, but […]

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Understanding the Iguana Gang

If you’ve read the Night Buddies books, you know that the iguana gang stirs up all sorts of trouble for John and Crosley. They are a greedy, manipulative, and evil gang—all the things that Night Buddies are not. But maybe we are just misunderstanding the iguanas because we don’t know enough about them! Here are […]

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Make Your Very Own Whatchamacallit!

Whatchamacallit: A small object having a special power and suitable for hanging on Crosley’s belt. If you’ve read the Night Buddies series, you would already know this definition. Crosley’s whatchamacallits are some of the most important things he and John need to be able to make it through their Programs. And if you’ve ever wished […]

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