Sunday, January 17, 2010

Resources for Writers #3: Ghost Stories

I’ve said it before—everybody likes a good ghost story! So in today’s Resources for Writers, you’ll find the names of some books about, as well as links to places to find such stories. Whether you just want to read for entertainment, or whether you’re looking for information to incorporate in a story, the resources below are only the tip of the iceberg.

  1. Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond (Hans Holzer)
  2. Haunted Places: The National Directory: Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites, UFO Landings, and Other Supernatural Locations (Dennis William Hauck)
  3. Haunted Inns of the Southeast (Sheila Turnage)
  4. The Field Guide to Ghosts and Other Apparitions (Field Guide to the Unknown) (Hilary Evans)
  5. The Ghostly Gazetteer: America’s Most Fascinating Haunted Landmarks (Arthur Myers)
  6. Haints, Witches, and Boogers: Tales from Upper East Tennessee (Charles Edwin Price)
  7. Oldest Ghosts: St. Augustine Haunts (Karen G. Harvey)
  8. The Granny Curse and Other Ghsots and Legends from East Tennessee (Janet Barnet)
  9. Ghostly Encounters: True Stories of America’s Haunted Inns and Hotels (Frances Kermeen)
  10. Haunt Hunters Guide to Florida (Joyce Elson Moore)
  11. Coast to Coast Ghosts: True Stories of Hauntings Across America (Leslie Rule)
  12. Ghosts of St. Augustine (Dave Lapham)
  13. Haunted Jonesborough (Charles Edwin Price)
  14. Savannah Spectres and Other Strange Tales (Margaret Wayt DeBolt)
  15. Mountain Ghost Stories and Curious Tales of Western North Carolina (Randy Russell)
  16. Ghost Stories of Texas (Jo-Anne Christensen)
  17. Haunted Theatres (Barbara Smith)
  18. The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits (Rosemary Ellen Guiley)
  19. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings (Tom Ogden)
  20. Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales from Around the World (Jeff Belanger)

Links to Websites
  1.   White Chapel Press/ Books on American History and Hauntings Since 1993
      Books on Ghosts and Haunting
  1.  Books about Nevada Ghost towns and mining camps
      Haunted Houses
            The World’s Most Haunted Places

 Happy, hunting for information!

FTC Disclaimer: I have received no remuneration of any kind for suggesting these books and websites. 


nlindabrit said...

More excellent sources of reference. Thanks!

Skhye said...

Ooooo... Rather whoooooooooooo-oooo. ;) Love the list, Judy. Thanks for taking the time to post. :)

Debra St. John said...

What a fabulous list! Thanks for compiling.

K9friend said...

So many little time.

Penny Rader said...

Thanks for the fabulous list of resources! I love doing research. :D