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Author, Paranormal Investigator, featured on Animal Planet's The Haunted,
Bio Channel's My Ghost Story, and Fox 5 News in Washington!
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Ghosts of Maryland
Deadly Heirs
System of the Dead
Ghosts & Legends of Oklahoma

Book Tour Schedule

Here's a basic rundown of my upcoming book tour which begins August 27 in Louisville, KY, passes through a number of locations in Maryland, and concludes September 4 in Gettysburg, PA. Ghosts of Maryland will be featured, but I will also have copies of Deadly Heirs available as well as information about Oklahoma Paranormal Research and Investigations (OKPRI).

August 27 - 28:
2nd Annual Psychic and Paranormal Gathering Event
4110 Dixie Hwy
Louisville, KY
Friday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

September 1:
Book Signing with Inspired Ghost Tracking
Inspired Journeys
1350 Blair Dr., Suite E
Odenton, MD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

September 2:
Meet the Author @ Howard County Library
HCL Central Branch
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy.
Columbia, MD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

September 3:
Special After Hours Event @ Westminster Library
Westminster Branch Library
50 East Main St.
Westminster, MD
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

September 4:
Book Signing @ Gettysburg Ghost Excursions
Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone along the trail!


Radio Interview with Spirited History on Para-X Radio

Spirited History is a weekly podcast on Para-X Radio that takes a Historic look at locations throughout the US and world that have a Spirited past. I will be a guest on June 25, 2010 @ 9:00 PM EDT.

Topics we'll be discussing include "Ghosts of Maryland" and a number of locations I visited, history and tales from Maryland, investigating the paranormal, my love of mysteries and detective stories, my novel "Deadly Heirs," short stories I've written, upcoming events, and more!


Howard County Library Signing

Mark your calendars. I will be at the Central Branch of Howard County Library in Columbia, MD, on September 2, as part of my Ghosts of Maryland book tour. This is my second confirmed event for the tour, the first for Maryland, as I continue to line up venues. Ghosts of Maryland will soon be available at HCL as well, and will also be available at Carroll County, Queen Anne's County, and Enoch Pratt libraries.

I will soon have a calendar page added to the web site that will better allow you to track where I will be and on which dates. The book tour begins in Louisville, KY, on August 27 and will end on Labor Day weekend. There may be other sporadic appearances throughout the year as well. Check back often for new details!


Welcome to the New Web Site!

As you can see, the format of mikericksecker.com has been updated! Gone is the old flat file HTML site, and in is the new dynamic site powered by a content management system. I wanted to keep most of the look the same, but this will make it easier for me to give you, the readers and fans, more information and updates!

There will likely be a few kinks to work out and a bit more content to add over the coming days, so please bear with me in the transition. Also, I have included a secret link somewhere on the site that will take you to a special page that will later be updated with... well, that will be a surprise for later!

I also want to thank my son, Collin, for the "Eerie House" background art. This is the same image that has been featured on some of the Mike Ricksecker Mystery t-shirts. He has been busy working on artwork for the upcoming Chase Michael DeBarlo mini-mystery game due out in April.

Enjoy the new site!


First Book Tour Date

The first stop for this summer's "Ghosts of Maryland" book tour has been set -- I'm going to be set up as a guest author at the 2nd Annual Psychic and Paranormal Gathering Event in Louisville, KY, on August 27 - 28.

More details will be coming for this and other events as they become officially booked. Also... I do still have some open dates August 30 - September 3 for organizations that would like to host me.


Upcoming Radio Interviews

In the next couple weeks I'm going to be interviewed by two different paranormal associations on internet radio. First, on February 25, at 8:00 PM EST, I will appear on Paranormal Research and Resource Society radio with host Jenny Stewart. PRRS was recently featured on Animal Planet's new show "The Haunted." A week and a half later on March 7, and 11:00 PM EST, Colorado Springs Paranormal Association founder, Bev Sninchak, will interview me on Inside Paranormal Colorado Springs. We'll discuss views of the paranormal, how I researched Ghosts of Maryland, my personal experiences with the paranormal, and my upcoming book on the ghosts and legends of Oklahoma.

For more details, please check out my Event Calendar.


Ghosts of Maryland Now Available!

My latest book, Ghosts of Maryland, is now available at your favorite local and online bookstore!

"Explore the supernatural history of Maryland through ghost stories and legends, and discover why the state may be one of the most haunted in America. Learn how a woman, killed by an oil lamp, locked the parlor doors of her house from her coffin. Play cards with the devil in a home where a ghost led a player to a hidden gold chain. See the impression left in a bed at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd house and discover what person of infamy may have left it. Solve the mystery of the ghost of a headless peddler that kept pointing a stick at the ground, and read about the testimony of a ghost used in court. With over 100 ghost stories and an atlas to guide you, this comprehensive collection includes details unearthed for the first time in decades!"

Available at:
Barnes and Noble
Schiffer Books