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New Year? New Reads! Blog Hop Your Way through these 99 Cent Book Deals!

Did Santa give you a gift card? Whoo hoo! The party is on, y’all! A whole bunch of authors, including me, have put their books on sale for 99 cents so you can celebrate the new year with some new reads! So, if Santa tucked a gift card in your stocking, take a moment to check out the books I’m offering, then hop your way through the links at the bottom of this post to see what other authors have for you today! Psst! If you’re on Twitter, help spread the word using the hashtag #NewBooks4Me. My 4 books are 99 cents through January…

Cover Reveal: Abducted Life by Patricia Josephine

Abducted Life by Patricia Josephine Whoo hoo! My pal, Patricia, has a brand new book coming out! I had the pleasure of beta-reading Abducted Life and I’ve gotta say: It’s a real page turner that will keep you guessing until the end! So, without further ado, let’s reveal that cover as advertised. Check it out below: About the book: Abducted Life by Patricia Josephine: Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace. When she reappears a year later––alone––she’s a shell of her former self. Robbed of her popularity and her boyfriend, she has no…

Understanding Cemetery Symbols: Book & YouTube Series Trailer by Tui Snider

Book Trailer & YouTube Series Trailer Yee haw! I finally made a video for Messages from the Dead: Understanding Historic Cemetery Symbols. The video is actually a two-for-one deal. It’s a Book Trailer *and* a YouTube Series Preview all in one. About the book: If you are a genealogist, taphophile, history buff or paranormal researcher, you might enjoy my upcoming book, Messages from the Dead: Understanding Historic Cemetery Symbols. Basically, it’s a field guide explaining the meaning behind historic cemetery symbols. About the YouTube Series: Each episode of my YouTube series will focus on the meaning behind one historic cemetery symbol or interesting graveyard…

#Review Log Cabin Guest Haus in Cisco, Texas

Weekend getaway in West Texas Last weekend, my husband, father-in-law, and I had a weekend getaway at the Log Cabin Guest Haus in Cisco, Texas. [Please note: While our lodging was provided free of charge and this post may contain affiliate links, the opinions expressed here are wholly my own.] Historic cabin purchased on eBay! This historic log cabin dates back to the 1840’s but it was not built here in Texas. BnB hosts, John and Mary Kay Williamson, purchased the building on eBay, yes, eBay! I had no idea you could buy a house on that site, but there…

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…

Para Mysteries Radio with Teal Gray: Hypnosis: the Good, the Bad, & the Controversial!

Para Mysteries Radio: What in the World? It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means tonight I co-host Para Mysteries Radio with the talented and lovely Teal Gray! Teal shares my love for all things quirky, offbeat, and overlooked. We call our first Thursday shows “What in the World?” because we focus on all the wacky goodness that we come across both online and off. Call in your questions & comments during the show by dialing: 1-618-421-4522 Listen Live and/or Chat with us During the Show: I hope you’ll tune into our show tonight. You can listen by visiting this link…

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…

Ghosts of Denton: Haunted History Tours & a Spooky Book, Too!

The following is an adapted excerpt from Unexpected Texas,my travel guide to quirky, offbeat and overlooked places near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you are looking for fun road trips in north Texas. Also, for a *FREE* 50-page guide to ghost hunting groups and haunted history tours in north Texas, click here Historic Ghost Tours Led by a Professional Storyteller “Sometimes folks come to Denton and never want to leave – ever!” – Shelly Tucker, tour guide for the Ghosts of Denton, Texas: Haunted History Tours Last summer, my husband, Larry, and I popped over to Denton,…

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…

Photo Essay: UFO Themed Town of Roswell, New Mexico

OK, so it was actually more of a roadtrip through Roswell than a roadtrip to Roswell, New Mexico, but I am glad we stopped by because I made two startling discoveries: The singer John Denver hails from Roswell, New Mexico. (Gasp! Perhaps his ultralight aircraft was reverse engineered?) New Mexican style Mexican food is quite different than the Tex Mex we get here in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. I didn’t spot any UFOS in the sky, but shop windows and signs featured aliens galore: For those who don’t know, Roswell’s main claim to fame is that in 1947…

1897 UFO Crash & Alien Body – Is this the Roswell of Texas?

Did a UFO Crash in Texas in 1897? The following is an adapted excerpt from Unexpected Texas – my best-selling travel guide to quirky, offbeat and overlooked places near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you enjoy learning quirky facts, or are looking for offbeat road trip ideas in north Texas.   Back in 2012, I learned of a strange incident that allegedly occurred in Aurora, Texas. According to a newspaper article published by the Dallas News in April of 1897, a cigar-shaped object crashed in a farmer’s field, an alien body was found in the debris, and…

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

#GraveHour Photo Essay: Lost Cemetery of Infants The following is an adapted excerpt from my travel guide to haunted places, 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 situations. Many otherwise charitable institutions, including churches, routinely turned their backs on women facing hard times. Forward Thinking for 1894 So when Reverend James…

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…

True Spooks 2013: True Ghost Stories

Welcome to the 2013 True Spooks blog carnival No matter what you believe, ghost stories can be a lot of fun! Each year, I host a Blog Carnival with true ghost stories as its theme. If you’re still in the mood for more spooky tales after reading this batch, check out past years’ ghost stories at: True Spooks 2012 and True Spooks 2011, too. Welcome to the October 25, 2013 edition of true spooks – share your ghost story: Ajay presents Ajay Cheruthon’s Blog: The Ghost Tracks of San Antonio posted at Ajay Cheruthon’s Blog, saying, “Check out the mystery…