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Busy First Month of 2012

It's been a busy opening for 2012 with mulptiple radio interviews, an online interview with GetFanged.com, articles, a new relationship with DarkMedia Magazine, book projects, and paranormal investigations with Society of the Haunted. Below is a brief recap:

Podcasts of Radio Interviews:
1/13/2012: Spirited History with LeeAnne Ball and Angela Ghataor
1/26/2012: Guardian Radio with Danielle Arnold

Interview with GetFanged.com

DarkMedia Magazine Article:
History and the Paranormal: A working Relationship

Other Articles:
Welcome to the number 2012
Moving objects a paranormal rarity


99 Cent New Year's Specials!

For a limited time Deadly Heirs will be on a 99 cent special for both Kindle and Nook! This won't last long, so if you're looking for some suspenseful mystery in your life this is the best price you'll ever find the adventures of private investigator Chase Michael DeBarlo!

Deadly Heirs on Kindle!

Deadly Heirs on Nook!


Deadly Heirs Now Available on Kindle!

Chase Michael DeBarlo is searching for Earl Kiddering's missing last will and testament once again, but this time he's doing so on Kindle! This first foray into the world of e-books is a second edition of my first mystery novel, Deadly Heirs. Most changes to the text are quite subtle, but there are also a number of extended scenes throughout the book.

Saying Earl Kiddering is rich is like saying Babe Ruth hit a couple of home runs, but saying he's dead is more accurate. A month after the billionaire drowns in his own swimming pool, Earl's great-niece hires private investigator Chase Michael DeBarlo to find Kiddering's missing will while other family members squabble over the fortune. Dark family secrets are uncovered during Chase's investigation, including adultery, and tax evasion -- and Earl's death continues to look less like an accident. In the meantime, Chase feels obligated to help his mother's friend, a lounge singer who fears she is being stalked. He reluctantly takes the case, fearing it may infringe on his time with the Kiddering case -- and it does. Deadly Heirs explores the loyalties (and disloyalties) of family bonds, exposes a private investigator's time-management crisis, and uncovers the corruption of a mysterious art market.


Halloween Treats

It's been a busy month with a lot going on, so here's a rundown of link "treats" for Halloween of all that has happened:

Reviews and articles:
Review: 'Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma' Showcases Haunted History
Baltimore Sun article: A Haunting impression of the Mudd House

Investigation blogs:
Ramona Theater Investigation
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and Inspired Ghost Tracking

Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma: EP4 - Black Bear Church and Cemetery

Paranormal Examiner articles:
Hauntings across Oklahoma
Haunted Oklahoma spotlight: Old Woodward Hospital
Haunted Oklahoma spotlight: Belvidere Mansion


October Calendar

There are plenty of events going on this month from Oklahoma to Maryland, including a two day stop for a book signing at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. All the details are here:

October 1 - 2, 2011
Book Signing and Speaking with Society of the Haunted

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Oct. 1
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Oct 2
Oklahoma Psychic Educational Research Association (OPERA) Fair
India Shrine Center
3601 NW 36th St.
Oklahoma City, OK
"Evidence from Behind the Veil" speaking segment on Oct. 1 @ 1:00 PM

October 14 - 15, 2011
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Book Signing

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Saturday
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
71 Asylum Dr.
Weston, WV
Facebook event page

October 16, 2011
Meet and Greet with Inspired Ghost Tracking

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sunday
Bob Evans Farms
8051 Ritchie Hwy
Pasadena, MD
Facebook event page

October 29, 2011
Signing @ 5th Annual Ghouls Gone Wild Parade, OKC

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday
"Field of Screams"
East side of Broadway, between NE 3rd and NE 4th streets
Oklahoma City, OK


Bradshaw Chronicles Interview

Bryan Lee Whatley interviewed me for The Bradshaw Chronicles, and the video presentation of it is today's Friday Edition of the show. Featured is an in-depth conversation about my soon-to-be-released Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma and a number of ghostly tales from the book. Watch below:


New Video Releases!

I've had a couple video releases of late with more on the way! First, Society of the Haunted has released the deleted scenes clips from the episode of The Haunted we were featured in, "Monster in the Closet." We were a bit amazed that the producers elected not to include the fantastic scene of the cat reacting to something in the bedroom considering the show airs on Animal Planet.

Secondly, I've released my third episode of Paranormal Vines. In this one I bottle a "paranormal pomegranate" and include a clip from the recently incinerated Fort Chaffee.