Released this week is my latest book, GHOSTORIAN CASE FILES: VOLUME 1. This work has been in the making for a couple years and I’m happy to finally have put this collection together and have it out in time for Halloween 2015. Here’s a quick glimpse of what’s inside:
Crack open the case files of a Ghostorian and venture into the depths of mysterious historic paranormal investigations!
• “The Inscription Of Evil Times” – An ancient stone tablet with a mysterious inscription and paranormal secrets is unearthed in mid-1800s America.
• “Mysteries Of The Church Of Darkness” – Mysterious crawling shadows, graves of unknown cowboys and the plight of a young murdered girl are unearthed at a rural church.
• “Horrors From An Empty Chair” – Long after she died in a lunatic asylum, a letter written by a young woman surfaces revealing a secret birth and family atrocities.
Plus more, including “The Dream Journal” and an new addition to the chronicled Chase Michael DeBarlo mystery for “Friends of the Fedora”! Unlock hidden secrets through exhibits of collected supernatural evidence and carefully researched data, connecting dots that have been centuries in the making.
What the Ghostorian Case Files aims to do is to give you a taste of what it would be like to crack open my file cabinet, pull out a folder on any particular case, and start reading through the notes I’ve taken. In order to protect the innocent (and, sometimes, guilty), the cases in these stories are fictional, but they are based on real history and legends from throughout the world.
For instance, the inscription of King Naram Sin of Chaldea is real, the histories behind the Black Bear Church and Blue Belle Saloon locations are true, and Dr. Walter Freeman did commit his terrible acts.
Giving the mixture of truth and fiction and the style in which I’ve written these tales, I’ve been calling the Ghostorian Case Files hybrid paranormal research written works, and it’s fitting enough. One may even call this type of work experimental, and I’ve received a mix of criticism, both good and bad, on the way it’s written.
My dear reader, that just happens to be the style of the work. It’s written as if you are holding open a folder of case notes from one of my investigations and not a book. It may look and feel like a book, but that is not how it reads.
The first three case files in this volume were previously published on Kindle as standalones, and “The Inscription Of Evil Times” also made an appearance in Campfire Tales:Midwest. “The Dream Journal” is new and is something I truly keep because of the number of dreams I’ve really had that have come to pass. Therefore, the Exhibits in “The Dream Journal” are actually true.
This is yet another step down the road with me into the realm of the supernatural. It’s always my hope that my readers glean something from the works I’ve written, whether it’s something that’s plainly on the page or something deeper within. I try to provide for both, things both obscure an in plain sight. Let’s continue the journey together…