2018 promises to be an important year in terms of my becoming a self-published author and editor. Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspapers, 1865-1917 was published in October of last year, and I made that the premier volume from Brom Bones Books (BBB). However, if all goes according to plan, this year will see three new books of mine released by BBB.
The first is The Lost Limericks of Edgar Allan Poe, and it’s already available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This is a collection of 100 limericks inspired by the work, life, and spirit of Edgar Allan Poe. Many of the limericks are humorous, some are spooky, and a few are serious. Poe’s fans will especially enjoy the book, but those wishing to learn more about the great author’s less popular works and his unusual life might find the footnotes useful.
The second will be the re-release of Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries, 1899-1909. You can read more about that book and the forthcoming series on this page.
I wrote both of those books, but the third BBB volume is one I edited. Entranced by Eyes of Evil: Tales of Mesmerism and Mystery features fiction about sinister hypnotists written by Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others. This is the first of what I’m hoping is a long series called The Phantom Traditions Library. This series will be made up of quirky genres of fiction that were popular in the 1800s and early 1900s. Learn more about that on this page.
2018 is also the year I’m launching this BBB website. It will have many of the features that were introduced on The Merry Ghost Hunter blogsite. The Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detectives, the Ghost Hunter Hall of Fame, and more resources will find their home here now. You’ll also find some fresh treats, such as the Old Phantoms with New Captions page. My plan is to blog a bit less and focus a bit more on putting out entertaining and informative books. That’s why I’ve started this new site.
But I have saved a spot for news updates and research discoveries. I’ll keep in touch, in other words. In the meantime, feel free to wander around the new site!