|At the Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.
Photo by Jonathan Montgomery Pollock.
Amelia’s award-winning poetry and short fiction explore themes of anxiety, isolation, and trauma, often incorporating supernatural elements. Her work has appeared in journals like Barren Magazine, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, tinywords, and many others. Amelia is also a frequent research contributor to Haunted Magazine, The Feminine Macabre, and Troy Taylor’s The Morbid Curious.
Amelia has appeared on various radio and television programs, including Travel Channel’s Hometown Horror, and in the documentaries Scary Stories and Tinker’s Shadow: The Hidden History of Tinker Swiss Cottage. She appeared as a regular cast member on Really Channel’s The R.I.P. Files. Amelia has also been a consultant for the Discovery+ show Fright Club and Travel Channel’s Haunted Hospitals and Paranormal 911.
Amelia lives and writes in Chicago but is originally from Maryland, where she earned a degree in German and History from Hood College. She has written on the history of Chicago and Maryland, with a focus on Chicago’s hidden history, Maryland’s Civil War history, and, most notably, Maryland’s German World War II POW camps. Amelia has been a Chicago tour guide for more than a decade and has given haunted history tours with Chicago Hauntings ghost tours as well as private tours around the city. She regularly presents at conferences and events and is a member of The Society of Midland Authors.
In 2020, the 10th anniversary edition of This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost received the Higgypop Paranormal Entertainment Awards Gold Winner award for Best Paranormal Book. In 2023, apparitions was shortlisted for The Haiku Foundation 2022 Touchstone Awards for Distinguished Books as well as nominated for the Eric Hoffer Book Award.
Exploring historic, abandoned, and haunted places with her partner
in life and crime, Jonathan (Whispers Estate in Mitchell, Indiana).
Amelia is a cancer survivor (Stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma) who appreciates every minute of her “supernatural” career. She enjoys her adventures with her husband and best friend, recording engineer and photographer Jonathan Montgomery Pollock. Together, they also own Amelia’s DragonGoddess Boutique, a small online store offering handmade incense blends and other magickal items.
You can find Amelia on Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube, as well as at IMDb, Poetry Foundation, Poets & Writers, The Haiku Foundation, and The Society of Midland Authors. Write to her any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.