Information on the phenomenology of apparitional experiences comes from several collections of spontaneous case studies. Many cases have been presented to societies for psychical research and were investigated carefully to determine the reliability of the data that was collected. Ignoring the fictional accounts, several case study collections provide some rather compelling testimony to the phenomenology … Read moreModern Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Hunting: The stuff you may not know about ghosts and hauntings
Although ghost stories have existed throughout time and across many cultures, the beginning of the serious study of ghosts started in 1840 with the creation of spiritualism. Spiritualism is a religious movement based on the belief that the spirits of the dead exist and have both the inclination and the ability to communicate with the … Read moreModern paranormal investigation, ghost hunting and Spiritualism
In 2012, my book Ghosts of Old Town Albuquerque was published. One featured topic was the infamous ghost stories surrounding La Hacienda restaurant. As a writer consumed by the supernatural, I found myself irresistibly drawn to the interesting stories told to me by the employees that worked there. However, I was told that there was … Read moreUncovering haunted truths in Old Town Albuquerque
For the holiday season, I am giving you an entire chapter of my audiobook, Tesla St. Vrain, The Power Within for free. I had a blast writing Chapter 18; it’s definitely one of my favorites in the book (werewolves, anyone?). However, if you’re not familiar with the plot, there are some things you should know … Read moreHear a chapter of the audiobook, Tesla St. Vrain: The Power Within for free!
Tombstone was a wild place during Arizona’s territorial era, with violence and criminal activity running rampant. It wasn’t just the Earp brothers’ iconic gunfight at the O.K. Corral that left behind a trail of death and destruction—lawlessness and vigilante justice reigned throughout the Old West era. Driven by tension between the sheriff ’s office and … Read moreThe cover for my next book has been finalized.
Most people know that ghost hunters make use of EMF detectors in order to identify the presence of a spirit. But where did this belief stem from? As it turns out, the idea has been around for quite some time. The theory of electromagnetism which set the foundation for wireless communication was built during the … Read moreThe origins of EMF and its connection with ghosts
In 1881, a malevolent force descended upon the mining town of Nightfall, overtaking its citizens with an eerie brainwashing and avaricious supernatural creatures. As the people vanished without a trace, Agent Jack Durham was summoned to investigate what sinister force had cast its shadow over this once-peaceful town in the Superstition Mountains. NIGHTFALL, a Western … Read moreNIGHTFALL, a Western Horror Story
Episode 2 is written from an omniscient point of view, providing insight into Patience’s thoughts and emotions as well as those of other characters like Milo and Brick. It sets up an intense conflict between Patience and Blackwood while also introducing elements such as mechanical marvels, dark secrets lurking within Highforge, and a battle against … Read moreBeyond the Moonlight of Doom, Episode 2 (Danger in the Skies)
This chapter marks a major development in Erebus’ character arc where it goes on to expand significantly. Tesla dreamt of Erebus, the demon that inhabited the Witchblade embedded in her left arm. He stood on a hillside surrounded by a vast landscape of green and gold. His hair was long, blonde, curly and each strand … Read moreA sample from Chapter Six of Tesla St. Vrain, The Shadow Empire
Terror lurks on the horizon! A brave heroine of unknown lineage? A bizarre crew of eldritch misfits in a flying ship? Strange steampunk contraptions everywhere? Not to mention mysterious villains, eerie conspiracies, eerie creatures, and ancient secrets, all in the depths of a Victorian era that never came to pass. Set forth into the dread … Read moreBeyond the Moonlight of Doom
One of the strangest folktales I’ve discovered is El Sombrerón from Guatemala. He is commonly referred to as Tzipitio, Tzizimite, or simply “the Goblin”, and serves as a warning tale mostly for young girls. As his name implies, he wears a large black hat. His attire consists mainly of black clothing with fancy boots, belt, … Read moreEl Sombrerón
In the spirit of Halloween, I giving you a sample from my book , Tesla St. Vrain, Aetherstorm. If you like vampires and the ghosts that supposedly haunt the St. James hotel in Cimarron, you may enjoy this bit. The stage slowed, indicating that they were nearing the city. She could feel that the road … Read moreHappy Halloween! A little spooky reading for you…
My book Murder and Mayhem in Tombstone has been assigned an release date of April 1st 2024. Tombstone was a lawless hotbed, so gunfights and violent outbursts were all too regular the gunfight that took place at the OK Corral in 1881 became the most famous of these confrontations during this fatal encounter the Earth … Read moreMurder and Mayhem in Tombstone has a release date of April 1st 2024
My book Haunted Albuquerque has received a Finalist Award in the 2023 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for New Mexico history. It is always nice to receive recognition of your work and I’ll add this one onto my “I love me” wall next to the award i received for New Mexico’s Most Haunted: EXPOSED. … Read moreHaunted Albuquerque receives a finalist award in the 2023 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
I will be at the Local Author Fair at the Loma Colorado Main Library Saturday, November 4th from 10am – 2pm. There will be three panel discussions during the day: 11am – 11:45am: Writing for Children -Tips and Tricks to Writing a Book that Children Will Love 12pm – 12:45pm: Becoming an Author – How … Read moreLocal Author Fair , Loma Colorado Main Library, Rio Rancho, NM
I will be at the Ghoulastic Book Fair on the 23rd of October, 2023. I have all of my books in stock if you would like to stop by. Miss that beloved feeling when walking into a Scholastic Book Fair in October? We’ll were bringing that feeling back but with beer and keeping it local! … Read moreGhoulastic Book Fair