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Paranormal Texas – Free Necklace Deal!

Love Haunted Places? Want a Unique Necklace? Yes, I make jewelry, too! I make unique pendant necklaces featuring some of the beautiful images I have photographed in historic cemeteries all around the world. Here’s the special free necklace deal: If you preorder the ebook for $2.99, I’ll either send you a copy of the paperback when it comes out OR I’ll send you one of my handmade necklace of your choice. Let me know which one you would like. But hurry: I only have 25 books and 15 necklaces left to give out! Here’s how to get your FREE necklace:…

Quick Tips: How to Participate in a Twitter Chat

What is a Twitter Chat and Why Should I Bother? Chatting on Twitter = Fun! Even though I’ve been on Twitter since 2008, it wasn’t until the fall of 2011 that I began participating in Twitter chats. Up until then, I resisted the idea of using Twitter for live chats. Silly me! Once I finally took the plunge, I discovered that chatting on Twitter is a blast. Why join a Twitter chat? Twitter chats let you connect with others to pool information. You will make friends and you can learn a lot. What is a Twitter chat? Here’s the deal:…

8 Strange 4th of July Facts

8 Strange Facts about The 4th of July How will you celebrate Independence Day this year? If you’re American, chances are you’ll join family and friends for a backyard barbecue and a firework display. But how much do you really know about this annual summer celebration? I do a lot of newspaper research for the books I write. Not only is it a great way to separate Urban Legends from actual facts, but it helps me understand the mindset of different eras. However, every time I dig into a newspaper archive for something specific, I end up learning completely different…

Do You Celebrate Juneteenth?

What the Heck is Juneteenth? In this era of cell phones and social networking, it’s easy to forget news did not always travel so quickly. Case in point: even though Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22nd, 1862, slaves in Texas did not learn of their freedom until nearly two and a half years later! Can you imagine finding out that you were no longer a slave, and that you had actually been free for the past two years? Juneteenth celebrates the day Texans finally got wind of this tremendous news! Here’s the story in a nut shell:…