Browsing Category "Paranormal"
Being a Beta
By     |    Mar 5, 2014
Posted in: Beta Reader, Books, Busy Lady, Editing, Paranormal, Religion, Writing     |    16 Comments

Being a Beta

What’s a Beta? Definition Per Wikipedia: An alpha reader or beta reader (also spelled alphareader / betareader, or shortened to alpha / beta), also pre-reader or critiquer, is a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting. Beta […]

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My Experience with World Religion: Christianity
By     |    Jan 1, 2014
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady     |    6 Comments

My Experience with World Religion: Christianity

SPOILER ALERT: Do NOT allow children to read this! Major Spoiler Alert! (Probably THE spoiler alert of all spoiler alerts). ———————— With the Christmas season all wrapped up and put away for the next 12 months, I decided to reflect on my experience as a mother to a six-year-old. People, I’ve never had to lie so much in my life. My little man, X, is asking questions these days. LOTS […]

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Please VOTE! The Kindling #14
By     |    Nov 22, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, Paranormal, Writing     |    No Comments

Please VOTE! The Kindling #14

Hi there! I’m the author (and Busy Lady) of The Kindling. The book trailer/video for The Kindling is in a contest at www.yougottaread.com. Please take a minute to click the below link and vote (even if it’s not for The Kindling). This is a great site to see all kinds of new and exciting books. I highly suggest you visit often. Thanks so much! Please share with your friends and […]

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The Most Haunted Hotel In America: The Crescent
By     |    Oct 31, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady     |    12 Comments

The Most Haunted Hotel In America: The Crescent

My mom, my sister, and I took an awesome girls’ weekend to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. First of all, I don’t know how they built that town, because it’s literally perched on a mountain with streets that are nearly straight up and down. Driving through the skinny, switchback streets I definitely prayed to the god of effective brakes. We stayed at “the most haunted hotel in America,” The Crescent Hotel, which […]

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Alton Ghost Tour….orbs everywhere!
By     |    Oct 30, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, Paranormal, Travel     |    5 Comments

Alton Ghost Tour….orbs everywhere!

Last summer, I actually talked my husband into going with me on a haunted tour of Alton IL. He is not a believer in the paranormal and frankly he doesn’t want to have anything to do with it. I think he’s just scared. LOL. But, he went with me in the dead of summer. It must have been 103 degrees out that day. We were roasting! We took a walking […]

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Clear Orb Dances Through Photos Taken At Mineral Springs Mall in Alton, Illinois
By     |    Oct 28, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal     |    6 Comments

Clear Orb Dances Through Photos Taken At Mineral Springs Mall in Alton, Illinois

Author Note: This is the second post in a 3-part series about the Haunted Alton Tour organized by Mineral Springs Mall. Click here to read the first post called, “Glowing Orb Caught in Slave Tunnel During Haunted Alton Tour.” After the Slave Tunnels, we walked back to Mineral Springs Mall. Here, Walter the Barber gave a tour that included the various ghosts who haunt the former hotel-turned-antique-mall, the most famous […]

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Glowing Orb Caught in Slave Tunnel During Haunted Alton Tour
By     |    Oct 21, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal     |    9 Comments

Glowing Orb Caught in Slave Tunnel During Haunted Alton Tour

On Halloween night in 2011, a group of my girlfriends and I went on the Haunted Alton tour  in Alton, Illinois given by the folks at Mineral Springs Mall. All of us grew up in Alton so we were familiar in general with some of the history on the tour. Yet, we were not disappointed. We learned new details about the local legends surrounding the McPike Mansion, historic facts about the […]

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