Monday, May 31, 2010



Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Third Ghost Book Done and Manuscript Sent to Publisher

Haunted Historic Triangle and Nearby Haunted Places (working title) was finished completely and mailed off to my editor at Schiffer Publishing Thursday, May 27th that very morning. It looks to be even bigger than Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales, with 121 photos. When I get the news of the date it will be released I will be sure to report it here on this very blog. For now, I can relaxed this Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Four Questio0ns Friday

Four Questions Friday asks about what is your summer reading list.

1. What book is top most on your list of books to be read this summer?

2. What book will you not read?

3. Are you planning to read any eBooks?

4. Name three things that come to mind when you think of reading and summer.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


When I was in Colonial Williamsburg and passed this tree limb on the ground by the Capitol I thought it looked like some animal opening its mouth. A odd piece of wood.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Four Questions Friday

Today the questions asks about your Memorial Day plans for next weekend.

1. What are you planning to do Memorial Day weekend?

2. Will you be using the pool that weekend, or head to the beach?

3. Will you go camping?

4. Or will you just stay home and veg out, or have to work all weekend?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Book Video for Haunted Richmond Nominated for Best Video

The book video for my ghost book, Haunted Richmond, Virginia is now up at Gotta Reads Videos blog. During May 21st-27th there'll be voting open to vote for best book video of May. This includes this book video.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I'm Signing at Life Through Literature Festival Saturday, May 22nd

I will be doing the "Life through a Literature" Festival given by Petersburg Public Library on Saturday, May 22nd, doing book signing 12 Noon to 2 p.m in the Authors’Pavilion. The whole event is free and the whole thing will be from Noon until 7:00 p.m. It's their annual celebration of reading and literary arts. It will be held at the Poplar Lawn Park, Petersburg, Va. Here is map to find it:

Friday, May 14, 2010


Four Questions Friday asks about how you felt about the last episode of Supernatural from last night. This may be the last season, at least with the producer. Please do tell about how you felt, even go ahead and feel free to talk spoilers. For those who did not see it yet (maybe recorded it to watch later) don't look at the comments until you have seen it.

1. Did you like the ending?

2. Do you thought it could have been done better, or were you satisfied with the whole season 5?

3. What is your take on the whole five seasons of the show?

4. Name your favorite episode. The one you can watch over and over.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


This tree is on Berkeley Plantation grounds. I was there doing pictures taking for my ghost book and research and I had to snap a picture of it for a Weird Wednesday. Looks like a swing seat alomst, doesn't it? What does it look like to you?

Friday, May 07, 2010


Four Questions Friday asks about paranormal investigating.

1. have you ever been on a paranormal investigation?

2. Dou you watch "Ghost Hunters," or any of the orther shows?

3. If you could do an investigation, what piece of equipment would you like to use? (not counting a camera)

4. What does evp mean? What is an EMT meter do?

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Today's Weird Wednesday picture is the Kansas City Public Library buidling in Missouri. Cool or not?

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Review of Sparrow Rock by Nate Kenyon

First, let me say that I got a free pdf of this book and am not making any money off this review.

Sparrow Rock by Nate Kenyon starts out innocently enough. At least as innocent it can be with teenage friends deciding to spend the night a bomb shelter, built by the grandfather of one of the friends. They spend the night, playing card games, smoking weed and drinking. And while they are in there, the world comes to a terrible end.

It begins with a slight tremor. The next one causes things to crash off shelves and Pete gets a feeling that all is not right. And when a purple, then pink, followed by blinding white, glow comes down the steps, two of the six, Dan and Pete, rushed up to close the hatch and catch sight of several mushroom clouds. From then on, the six friends find their night has stretched into who knows how long. Tensions build and secrets slip out. Worse, they find worse things than radiation to contend with, as undead rats and strange bugs come out of hiding and begin to attack.

The characters are interesting and the storyline kept me involved until the very end. Sparrow Rock is one part Stephen King’s Stand By Me, one part Nevil Shute’s On the Beach, and definitely a haunted house story for the Apocalypse. This is a must read that surely will be added to the lists of the best Post-Apocalypse novels.Whether download or print, this is a book for that great summer read at the beach.