It's National Poetry Month and April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day! Check out this month's poetry-themed Give Back, Get Involved challenge below. In book news, the beautifully illustrated second edition of Breakfast with Bigfoot was released in paperback last month, and This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost has been celebrating its five-year anniversary in style by reaching the top 10 in Kindle's Children's Scary Stories. The R.I.P. Files continues to air on Syfy Asia, and we should be able to announce the next major international network soon! Meanwhile, the filming of Season 3 is well under way and I'm busy traveling, learning, and rolling with all of the ups, downs, challenges, changes, and surprises that this crazy life has to offer. Please continue to support us by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and check out the Season 2 trailer below. Happy Spring! ~Amelia
|Amelia, busy playing herself in real life. Photo by Jonathan Montgomery Pollock.|
Behind the Scenes: The Real in Paranormal Reality TV Presentation at LaSalle Public Library in LaSalle, Illinois
July 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
Monsters: Fact and Folklore Presentation at Mather's—More Than a Café in Portage Park, Chicago
September 29, 2016, 2 p.m.
Chicago Ghost Conference with The R.I.P. Files at the Willowbrook Ballroom in Willow Springs, Illinois
October 7-9, 2016
Haunted History of Chicago Presentation at Asbury Court Retirement Center in Des Plaines, Illinois
October 10, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Scary Stories: A Documentary
Coming in Winter 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“the urgency,” cattails May 2016 Edition
Contributor to Haunted Bachelors Grove, by Ursula Bielski
Coming in Summer 2016
Give Back, Get Involved
With April being National Poetry Month, there should be no shortage of poetry displays, readings, workshops, and other related activities at your local libraries and arts centers. This is a great month to get in touch with your inner poet, or simply read and enjoy some beautiful poetry! I already challenged you to write one haiku a day in February for the NaHaiWriMo. So this month I'm going easy on you and challenging you to simply read and share a book of poetry that inspires you, and then write one poem, of any style, and share it with the world or with that one special person who will really appreciate it. Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years is on my spring reading wish list, but for this challenge I think I will revisit Sherman Alexie's The Business of Fancy Dancing: Stories and Poems. Now, go forth and tell your stories!