Saturday, December 15, 2018

Newsletter #3: December 2018

Hello friends! I survived another Halloween season and am so far enjoying the snowy weather here in wintry Chicago (after a healthy dose of sunshine on our Florida vacation, of course). I have some great news to share, and more fun to look forward to in the coming year:

Recent Awards/Publications

Honorable Mention, Autumn Moon Haiku Contest 2018, "my aging parents"
November 2018

"her first," Four Hundred and Two Snails: Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2018
September 2018 (first published in Now This: Contemporary Poems of Beginnings, Renewals, and Firsts, July 2013)

Upcoming Publications

The Apparitions project is almost finished! I will be proud to present this lovingly curated collection of poetry and short prose to publishers soon, and will provide updates as soon as I have them!

Recent Appearances

Chatting with fellow ghost ladies Mary Marshall and Allison Jornlin
at The Reveal, Hunt & Celebration: World’s Largest Ghost Hunt 
at Old Baraboo Inn in Baraboo, Wisconsin. 
This fall proved to be another whirlwind of awesome opportunities to share stories and haunted places with people all over the Midwest and beyond. I presented at multiple cool events with excellent speakers, my favorite of which was The Reveal, Hunt & Celebration: World's Largest Ghost Hunt at the Old Baraboo Inn in Baraboo, Wisconsin, voted one of the ten most haunted restaurants in the country by Food Network. Season 2 and Season 3 of The R.I.P. Files are also available on Amazon Prime Video, and Season 2 is streaming on Pluto TV's DocuTV Channel daily at 2 p.m. CST and on UKTV Play. Back in October, I was a guest on Canada's The X Zone Radio Show, which turned into one of the stranger interviews I have given (I was prepared to respond to an entirely different set of questions than asked), and is worth a listen:

The X Zone Radio Show, Ep. "Amelia Cotter - Supernatural, History and Folklore"
October 11, 2018

Upcoming Appearances

The Scary Stories documentary will become widely available on DVD and streaming services in 2019, and has been showing at film festivals in select cities. My 2019 appearances schedule is starting to fill up, and the events I have on deck right now are:

Ghost Camp in the Dead of Winter (via Facebook Live) at Old Baraboo Inn in Baraboo, Wisconsin
February 2, 2019

C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
March 22-24, 2019

Spirits in the Spring 2019 at Lake Villa District Library in Lake Villa, Illinois
April 13, 2019

ReptileFest, Chicago
April 14, 2019

Haunted Road Media ParaCon at Mineral Springs in Alton, Illinois
June 1, 2019

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago
August 22-25, 2019

Thank you all again for sharing in this journey. I hope you are doing wonderfully, and I wish you all Happy Holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year! As always, Happy Hauntings, everyone!
~Amelia