I’m very happy to announce that the book version of Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspapers, 1865-1917 is now available for sale in paperback at Amazon.
While it’s not yet available in ebook form, that’s my next task. This is not my first book, but it is my first self-published book. It’s been quite a learning experience — a “parade of decisions,” as I started to call it. (I considered blogging about the experience here, but part of the problem I ran into is an over-saturation of “how to self-publish” advice online and elsewhere. I’m glad that advice is available — it was very helpful — but there’s so much to consider!)
The book presents about 150 complete ghosts reports from the over 300 I’ve gathered over the years. It features the scariest, the oddest, the funniest, and the most intriguing of my collection.
I also include a well-researched Introduction, footnotes that I hope are useful and interesting, some of the rare newspaper illustrations I’ve unearthed, and an appendix that explores Memphis’s Brinkley Female College ghost with much greater depth that I was able to give it here at The Merry Ghost Hunter.
I hope you add Spectral Edition to your Halloween reading.