Monday, February 1, 2016

February News and Updates

Welcome!

Okay friends, the time has come...I am thrilled to finally be able to make one of two major announcements about The R.I.P. Files! Seasons 1 and 2 were bought by NBCUniversal International Networks, and we got some great press about the deal on Deadline Hollywood and Realscreen! We anticipate being able to announce the other major international network very soon, along with details on when, where, and how to watch the show for all of our fans around the world. We can't wait to start filming Season 3 this month, with so many exciting adventures to come! View the Season 2 trailer below, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter! ~Amelia

Amelia, busy playing herself in real life. Photo by Jonathan Montgomery Pollock.
Upcoming Appearances

Behind the Scenes: The "Real" in Paranormal Reality TV Presentation at The Red Lion Lincoln Square in Chicago, presented by the Chicago Ghost Hunters Group
February 2, 2016, 7 p.m.

Haunted History of Chicago Presentation at Mather's—More Than a Café in Portage Park, Chicago
February 29, 2016, 2:15 p.m.

Scary Stories: A Documentary
Coming in 2016

I am also available year-round for Chicago ghost tours! To schedule a walking tour of the Loop or Lincoln Park, for a group or as few as two people, contact me at ameliamcotter@gmail.com.

Give Back, Get Involved

February is National Haiku Writing Month, so this month's challenge is the NaHaiWrMo! Make a commitment to write one haiku a day for 29 days, and share them with friends, family, the NaHaiWriMo Facebook community, or even polish them for possible publication. Haiku are as much about meditative observation as they are about creative writing, so getting into the "haiku habit" can have multiple benefits. But before you begin, please read this Why No "5-7-5"? article and learn about the tragic myth that haiku are written based on a syllable count, find out what they're really all about, and read some excellent examples of haiku, starting here. Now, go forth and tell your stories!

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Friday, January 1, 2016

January News and Updates

Welcome and Happy New Year!

Thank you for stopping by! For those of you waiting patiently for news about The R.I.P. Files, Season 2 will debut in early spring 2016 on at least two major international networks, and the team will be able to release details soon. We will begin filming Season 3 in February. In the meantime, check out the Season 2 trailer below and follow us on Facebook and Twitter! I have several other exciting projects in the works, so please check back soon for more announcements, upcoming appearances and publications, and my monthly Give Back, Get Involved challenge! ~Amelia

Upcoming Appearances

The Paranormal View
January 16, 2016, 7 p.m. CST

Behind the Scenes: The "Real" in Paranormal Reality TV Presentation at The Red Lion Lincoln Square in Chicago, presented by the Chicago Ghost Hunters Group
February 2, 2016, 7 p.m.

Haunted History of Chicago Presentation at Mather's—More Than a Café in Portage Park, Chicago
February 29, 2016, 2:15 p.m.

Scary Stories: A Documentary
Coming in 2016

I am also available year-round for Chicago ghost tours! To schedule a walking tour of the Loop or Lincoln Park, for a group or as few as two people, contact me at ameliamcotter@gmail.com.

Give Back, Get Involved

January's challenge is to take those unwanted holiday gifts and "winter cleaning" items and donate them. Many cities and towns now have charity drop-boxes in various locations that accept both clothing and shoes. Other places to consider are local churches, community outreach centers, missions, and shelters. Some of the most needed but most overlooked items are socks! This Money Crashers article has more great tips on where and how to make your donations count. Now, go forth and tell your stories!

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