Tui Snider is an inquisitive world traveler who writes books, gives talks, and does a lot of research. Tui’s specialties include forgotten history, offbeat destinations, historic cemetery symbols, and haunted lore.
Hi! I’m Tui Snider. I love writing books and giving presentations with an eye for quirky details and a touch of humor.
To me, “even home is a travel destination” and I often joke that, “I used to write fiction, but then I moved to Texas.”
While I occasionally give classes based on my books, leading tours through historic cemeteries is my favorite way to teach.
My home base is North Texas, where I share a goth/tiki castle with my mad scientist husband and a stray tabby cat who adopted me during my travels. When not on the road, I enjoy composing music, singing karaoke, and practicing poi ball routines in our backyard.
Scroll down to learn about my books, presentations, newsletter, and how to contact me. (Full disclosure: There are some Amazon affiliate links on this page, which means I get a few pennies if you order after using them.)
Talks & Tours
Do you need a dynamic speaker for your next event or a lively guest to interview? I love sharing with audiences in an informative and lighthearted way. Click here to watch me give historic cemetery tours and/or see some of my past interviews. To book me click here: Booking Info.
Books by Tui Snider
Topic: Historic Cemeteries
6 Feet Under Texas This book takes readers on a fast-paced tour through unique, famous, and historic graves of the Lone Star State by sharing fascinating true stories behind the stones. (More info here.)
Understanding Cemetery Symbols This popular guidebook describes the meaning behind the symbols and architecture found in historic graveyards. (More info here.)
Grave Goods Ever wondered why people leave coins, stones, and other items at gravesites? This photo-laden book helps you understand the meaning behind this custom. (More info here.)
Graveyard Journal This workbook helps taphophiles (those who explore cemeteries) keep all their cemetery information in one place. (More info here.)
Topic: Offbeat Travel
Unexpected Texas This is a lighthearted travel guide to offbeat and overlooked places in North Texas. (More info here.)
100 Things to do in Dallas – Fort Worth Before You Die This is a playful bucket list meant to inspire readers to explore North Texas. (More info here.)
Dallas Scavenger – Rhyming clues take readers on a unique citywide scavenger hunt through Dallas. (Book in progress, will be released in 2022.)
Road Trip Postcards – Travel along with me through weekly photo essays based on an offbeat road trip through Texas and beyond. (Book in progress: Read a new chapter each week here.)
Topic: Forgotten History (true crime)
Santa Claus Bank Robber – This is a strange-but-true tale of a very bad Santa who terrorized West Texas during the Roaring Twenties. My research uncovered a mysterious blonde woman who may have gotten away with murder! (More info here.)
Topic: Haunted Lore
Paranormal Texas – This is a travel guide to haunted hot spots throughout North Texas. Learn the true history behind these spooky legends while planning your next ghost hunt. (More info here.)
Ghost Hunters Journal This book helps ghost hunters better analyze their data, identify trends, and become aware of recurring events that would otherwise be overlooked or forgotten. (More info here.)
Want to contact me – or stay in touch?
Would you like to reach me? Or would you simply like to stay in touch?
I have several books in progress, and share weekly chapters for some of them over here. For creative updates, sign up for my Sunday newsletter.
As a thank you gift, you can download my free book, “The Many Meanings of Hands in Historic Cemeteries.”
The best way to contact me directly is to email TuiSnider at gmail dot com. I look forward to hearing from you!