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Interview with Kathi Kresol, Author of Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois

Kathi Kresol has worked at the Rockford Public Library for years and loves sharing her enthusiasm for reading. She started teaching history using ghost stories when she homeschooled her children. Kathi loved the research and the ghost stories so much, she wanted to share them with the Rockford Community. Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois is […]

Interview with Sylvia Shults, Author of Hunting Demons

Sylvia Shults is the author of several previous books, including Fractured Spirits and Ghosts of the Illinois River. She describes herself as an open-minded skeptic. She has been a paranormal investigator for several years. She goes into dark and spooky places, she says, so you don’t have to! She lives in Illinois. Hunting Demons: A […]

Interview with Maria Sigle, Author of Marley Parker

Maria Sigle resides in her hometown of Springfield, Illinois. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Springfield, where she started her Masters Degree in Human Services but had to put that on hold when she had her second child. Before becoming a writer, Sigle had a successful career in television […]

Sylvia Shults Takes Us Inside Fractured Spirits

Sylvia Shults’ new book, Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital was released this spring by Dark Continents Publishing. The asylum in Bartonville has long been an acknowledged hotspot of paranormal activity, due to what Shults calls “a perfect storm” of circumstances that can lead to supernatural occurrences. Fractured Spirits is a fascinating look […]

Interview with Scott Markus, Author of Voices from the Chicago Grave

Writer and filmmaker, Scott Markus is an Illinois native who brought his interest in creating to the world of true ghost stories and folklore of the Chicago area with his book and documentary Voices from the Chicago Grave. Despite film work taking him across the country, Markus has used the opportunity to learn about more […]