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My Coast to Coast AM Interview from Miss Molly’s Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas

A wonderful surprise! Last week, I answered the phone, fully expecting yet another telemarketer, only to find the producer from Coast to Coast AM on the other end of the line. Wowza! What a wonderful surprise! She peppered me with questions about all three of my books, Unexpected Texas, Paranormal Texas, and The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber) and then asked if I’d like to be a guest on the show. Would I ever! Quest for a Landline Since my husband and I no longer have a landline at our home, she suggested we stay at a hotel for…

Ghost Hunting in Mineral Wells, Texas: Haunted Hill House & So Much More!

FREE Cemetery Symbols Guide: Would you like a FREE guide to historic cemetery symbolism? If so, click the image below: Writing Research Trip & Ghost Hunting Even though I wrote a chapter on Mineral Wells in my first book, Unexpected Texas, I keep learning interesting things about this historic Texas town. (So much so that I’ve got another book underway – but that’s another story for another day!) Meanwhile, there’s so much on my Mineral Wells to-do list that I recently took a writing research trip there. My husband, Larry, and my pal, Teal Gray, came along for the ride. We had…

Paranormal Texas Book Launch Party Winners

Paranormal Texas Book Launch Party is Over! While I’m sad that the Paranormal Texas Online Book Release Party is over, I am happy to announce all the prize winners! Since I had giveaways tucked all over the blog, it was a little confusing, but I finally sorted out who won what. PARANORMAL TEXAS LAUNCH PARTY PRIZE WINNERS: 10 Members of my Newsletter, will be mailed: Quirky postcards from my next writing research road trip! The Mysterious Mystery Gift of Mystery goes to: Sumoflam The $25 Amazon Gift Card goes to: Nina F. The following party goers won signed copies of Paranormal…

Paranormal Texas Book Release Trick-or-Treat Giveaway!

Book Release Trick-or-Treat Giveaway! To celebrate the recent release of Paranormal Texas , a travel guide to haunted places, I’m hosting a Book Release Trick-or-Treat Giveaway now through October 31, 2014. Since I can’t have you all over for homemade skeleton gingerbread cookies, I had to get a little creative: 99 Cents eBook Sale through Halloween For starters, I’ve lowered the price on the Kindle version of Paranormal Texas to a mere 99 cents during the Book Release Trick-or-Treat Giveaway. On November 1st, the price pops back up to $4.99. I know some of you already own a copy of…

Is there Paranormal Evidence in Paranormal Texas?

Paranormal Activity While Researching Paranormal Texas Since my latest book, Paranormal Texas, is a travel guide to haunted places, readers often ask if I saw any ghosts, or had any paranormal experiences while researching it. I visited a lot of real life haunted places while researching Paranormal Texas. I went to seances and ghost hunts, I roamed through haunted cemeteries and parks, I stayed at haunted hotels, and even dined at haunted restaurants. While I certainly had some subjective experiences while investigating all these paranormal hot spots here in the Dallas – Fort Worth region of Texas, I can’t claim…

To be free, or not to be free? That is the book marketing question!

I’m an Angsty Little Hamlet! “To be free, or not to be free, that is the book marketing question— Whether ’tis Nobler for indie authors to suffer The Slings and Arrows of Amazon’s algorithm, Or to take Arms against a Sea of freebies, And by opposing, end them? To download, to sell— No more; and by sell, to say we end The Heart-ache, and the thousand Marketing shocks Authors are heir to? ‘Tis an extroversion, Devoutly to be wished. To buy, to sell, To write, perchance to Sell; Aye, there’s the rub, For in that point of sale, what reviews…

What’s in Tui Snider’s Book, Paranormal Texas?

What’s in Paranormal Texas? Paranormal Texas is an entertaining travel guide to real haunted places near Dallas and Fort Worth. It includes the haunted history behind these true ghost stories, as well as directions for those who want to see them in person. While Paranormal Texas is chock full of well-known Texas ghost stories, it also includes a bunch of haunted places in Texas that are not in most other books. As with my first book, Unexpected Texas, I went out of my way (often, literally!) to find quirky, offbeat and overlooked sites to share with readers, including: *Serial Killer’s…

Real Ghost Photo in a Historic Victorian Home, or…?

Is This a Real Ghost Photo? See that mist in the photo above? Do you think it could be a ghost? Folks often tell me they see a ghost in that picture, but interpretations vary. Some see a woman in a gown. Others see a woman’s face peering out from beneath a veil. Depending on which monitor I view the photo on, I see different things, too! About this Ghost Photo I snapped this picture a few years ago during a tea party at a historic Victorian home in Port Townsend, Washington. No one was smoking, but I had a…

Why Read Paranormal Texas?

Why read Paranormal Texas? Sure, there are other books about real haunted places in Texas – I should know, my bookshelves are crowded with them! So, what makes Paranormal Texas different? Overlooked Haunted Places First off, Paranormal Texas includes a bunch of haunted places in Texas that are not in most other books. As with my first book, Unexpected Texas, I went out of my way (often, literally!) to find quirky, offbeat and overlooked sites. For instance, I haven’t seen Moxley Manor (a haunted attraction that may truly be haunted) mentioned in any other books about real haunted places in…

Haunted Texas: The Beckham Hotel in Mineola

The following is an adapted excerpt from Paranormal Texas, my fun travel guide to haunted places near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you are looking for road trips to paranormal hot spots that are open to the public. Also, for a *FREE* 50-page guide to ghost hunting groups and haunted history tours in north Texas, sign up for my infrequent-but-interesting newsletter by clicking here: Beckham Hotel During its boom years, Mineola, Texas was a bustling railway terminal for train crews and featured two railroad hotels, one on either side of the tracks. (For more about Mineola’s history and…

Subscribe for a Free copy of the North Texas Paranormal Resource Guide!

If you sign up for my newsletter, I assume you are interested in quirky, offbeat, and/or haunted travel and lore – in other words, the same wacky, weird, and overlooked stuff I share on this blog! How often will I receive your newsletter? Good question! My motto for the newsletter is to keep it infrequent-but-interesting. In other words, I won’t be filling your inbox with long-winded emails every day. Expect to hear from me roughly once a month. Behind the scenes… Plus, as a subscriber you will be the first to know when my next book comes out, when they…

Daytime Hauntings, Strange Mist, & a Mysterious Pair of Shoes….

The following is an adapted excerpt from Paranormal Texas,my fun travel guide to haunted places near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you are looking for road trips to paranormal hot spots that are open to the public. Also, for a *FREE* 50-page guide to ghost hunting groups and haunted history tours in north Texas, sign up for my infrequent-but-interesting newsletter by clicking here: Daytime Hauntings in Texas There’s no need to creep around Arlington City Cemetery after dark and wait for things to go bump in the night. In 2012, north Texas ghost hunters Martin Bravo and…

Quirky Facts about the Ice Bucket Challenge

Quirky Facts about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge I was recently nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by fellow Texas writer, Brandy Herr, author of Haunted Granbury. The way the challenge goes, after being nominated you are supposed to either dump a bucket of ice over your head, then donate $10 to the ALS charity of your choice (I donated here) or decline the ice, and donate $100. Although I was traveling and unable to respond right away, I chose the former. Even so, my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was rather pitiful. (Scroll down for details and to see…

Glowing Tombstone in Springtown, Texas

The following is an adapted excerpt from Paranormal Texas, my best-selling travel guide to haunted places and paranormal hot spots near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you enjoy learning historic haunted lore, or are looking for unusual road trip ideas in north Texas. Veal Station Cemetery’s Glowing Tombstone When I first moved to north Texas in the fall of 2009, I kept hearing about a glowing tombstone over in Springtown; it even made the local news! Intrigued, I ran the story by my uber-skeptical, science teacher husband, Larry, who had a few theories. Some stones can be slightly…

Paranormal Texas – Book Release September 1st!

Travel Guide to Haunted Places While researching offbeat and overlooked places for Unexpected Texas, I came across a whole bunch of ghost stories – so many, in fact, that I wrote a whole book, called Paranormal Texas: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas & Fort Worth Near Dallas & Fort Worth Paranormal Texas is a travel guide to haunted places within a day’s drive of Dallas & Fort Worth. I had a blast researching the haunted history and lore that abounds here in north Texas. And since it’s a travel guide, I only shared places that you could…

Ghosts & Gold: The Legend of Crystal Canyon

The following is an adapted excerpt from Paranormal Texas, my best-selling travel guide to haunted places and paranormal hot spots near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you enjoy learning historic haunted lore, or are looking for unusual road trip ideas in north Texas. The legend of hidden gold in Arlington’s Crystal Canyon Natural Area is one of those tall Texas tales that make historians roll their eyes. It’s such a persistent bit of folklore, however, that I had to look into it. Besides, all fiction aside, people do report paranormal activity here. Like many legends, the story of…

Free North Texas Paranormal Resource Guide

My Gift to You: North Texas Paranormal Resource Guide As a thank you for signing up to my newsletter, subscribers can download a copy of the North Texas Paranormal Resource  Guide, a 50-page ebook I created. What to expect from Tui Snider’s Offbeat & Overlooked newsletter? If you sign up for my newsletter, I assume you are interested in quirky, offbeat, and/or haunted travel and lore – in other words, the same wacky, weird, and overlooked stuff I share on this blog! How often will I receive your newsletter? Good question! My motto for the newsletter is to keep it…

Arlington’s Lost Cemetery of Infants – A Surprisingly Cheery Tale

FREE Cemetery Symbols Guide: Would you like a FREE guide to historic cemetery symbolism? If so, click the image below: Lost Cemetery of Infants The following is an adapted excerpt from my travel guide to haunted places in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, a book called PARANORMAL TEXAS:  While single mothers are common in today’s world, and it’s often an intentional life choice, back in 1894, single mothers were shunned by society and had few options. And it wasn’t just unwed mothers; the world of 1894 didn’t include many choices for girls who were runaways, addicts, widows, or in other unfortunate…

Bedford, Texas: Is Moxley Manor Haunted?

The following is an adapted excerpt from Paranormal Texas, my best-selling travel guide to haunted places and paranormal hot spots near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you enjoy learning historic haunted lore, or are looking for unusual road trip ideas in north Texas. This Texas Thrill House May Actually Be Haunted! While businesses often downplay or deny on-site paranormal activity, Moxley Manor has every reason to flaunt its strange occurrences. Why? Because it is a commercial haunted house attraction. Texans celebrate Halloween with gusto, and the last I counted, there were at least 24 commercial haunted house…

Press Release: North Texas Ghost Hunter Debunks Springtown’s Glowing Tombstone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: North Texas Ghost Hunter Debunks Springtown’s Glowing Tombstone North Texas author discovers the truth behind Veal Station Cemetery’s famous glowing grave – with photos to prove it. FORT WORTH, Texas – Oct. 7, 2014 — If you live in north Texas and enjoy true ghost stories, chances are you’ve heard of the mysterious glowing tombstone in Veal Station Cemetery near Springtown, Texas. Recalls Tui Snider, author of Paranormal Texas (ISBN-10: 1500766089, Amazon.com), “Springtown’s glowing grave was the first strange-but-true tale I heard when I moved to north Texas. I saw it on the news, read about it…