$12.00 Paperback on Amazon

Amazon Best Seller in: Poetry by Women

Nominated, 2023 Eric Hoffer Book Award and Shortlisted, The Haiku Foundation 2022 Touchstone Awards for Distinguished Books!

apparitions explores the cycles of anxiety and depression, from the isolation of trauma and despair to the hope found in connection, reconciliation, redemption, and resiliency. Poet and storyteller Amelia Cotter invites readers to walk the liminal spaces between alienation and belonging, darkness and light, and the earthly and otherworldly in this lovingly curated collection of micro- and prose poetry, including haiku and haibun.

"In this riveting and masterful collection of poetry and prose, Amelia Cotter offers sorely-needed healing for those facing crisis and despondency due to physical/mental illness. It places us in the moment of pain and suffering with Cotter's revelations of her struggles, and it merits reading again and again to fully appreciate its artful expression, honesty, sensitivity, and wisdom. Highly recommended."
–Charlotte Digregorio, author of Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing

"The themes running throughout apparitions are strong and beautiful: the haunting, sickness and healing, the stellar aspects. The way these themes flow between each other is remarkable, and the haiku pairings are perfect. This is a brave collection that needs to be shared."
–Marissa Isch, author of My Muse Is a Night Owl and the poetry collection Bridging the Gap

Where the Party Never Ended: Ghosts of the Old Baraboo Inn

From Haunted Road Media, 2021
$12.99 Paperback on Amazon/Barnes & Noble
$5.99 Kindle

Amazon and Kindle Best Seller in: Ghosts & Hauntings, Supernaturalism, Unexplained Mysteries

Join the party and meet the lively spirits of the Old Baraboo Inn!

The Old Baraboo Inn in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is one of the Midwest's most haunted places. Home to a lively cast of ghostly characters, stories of the Inn's sordid history abound. For more than 150 years, the Inn’s atmosphere has remained warm, welcoming, and full of music, dancing, laughter, and ghosts.

Join author and storyteller Amelia Cotter for an exploration of the Old Baraboo Inn's haunted history, ghost stories, and firsthand paranormal accounts—including more than 40 photos! The Inn is a place where many came to party and perhaps a few met their untimely end, and is a place where it seems the party never ended...

"Cotter separates fact from fiction in her careful examination of the history and the mysteries behind this famous Midwestern haunt…There's something compelling going on at the Old Baraboo Inn, and Cotter captures its essence in this book."
–Allison Jornlin, writer/researcher for American Ghost Walks

"A perfectly blended mix of history, mystery, and legends. Cotter has unearthed a treasure trove of creepy and unusual stories, and expertly unravels the sordid history, unsavory characters, and numerous ghost encounters that make up one of America's most haunted places."
–Chad Lewis, author of Paranormal Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo and coauthor of The Wisconsin Road Guide to Haunted Locations

Breakfast with Bigfoot

Third edition from Haunted Road Media, 2020
Illustrated by Charles Swinford
$11.99 Paperback on Amazon/Barnes & Noble

Kindle Best Seller in: Children's Nature

So, Bigfoot does exist, but does he like peanut butter and goldfish crackers? Find out in Breakfast with Bigfoot, written by Amelia Cotter and illustrated by Charles Swinford. Adventure and laughs are just around the corner as Gretchen and her new pal Bigfoot discover a thing or two about both the kinds of food that people eat and the kinds found in nature. For ages three through six.

"Funny and sweet! A charming story that teaches good wilderness principles to the read-it-to-me-again set."
–Cristina Bryan, author of Miss Chicken Brings Lunch

Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State

Second edition from Haunted Road Media, 2015
$14.99 Paperback on Amazon/Barnes & Noble
$4.99 Kindle

Amazon and Kindle Best Seller in: Ghosts & Hauntings, South Atlantic U.S. Regional Travel, Supernaturalism

View the Maryland Ghosts Book Trailer!

Join author and storyteller Amelia Cotter as she presents a chilling collection of personal paranormal encounters gathered from across Maryland—in some of its most legendary haunted locations, private homes, hidden, and sometimes unexpected places.

From classic haunted houses to UFO sightings and mysterious creatures, these true stories, powerfully told in the words of those who experienced them, are sure to entertain and engage paranormal enthusiasts in Maryland and beyond.

Awaiting you in Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State
• An amazing apparition photo caught in the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House in Waldorf, featured on My Ghost Story
• The restless spirits of Hood College's German House in Frederick
• Incredible investigation findings from Jericho Covered Bridge near Kingsville
• Visitors from another planet on Lottsford Vista Road in Mitchellville
• The shadow figures and strange folks that once lurked at Ellicott City's Hell House
…and much more!

"Get ready for a haunted road trip through Maryland! The walls of those old buildings as well as the battlefields and other great landmarks can talk…and Amelia Cotter is listening. Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State offers the history, the paranormal details, and the first-hand accounts that make us care deeply about these ghostly treasures. A great read throughout!"
–Jeff Belanger, author of The World's Most Haunted Places, Founder of, and host of 30 Odd Minutes

This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost

10th anniversary edition from Haunted Road Media, 2020
$11.99 Paperback on Amazon
$4.99 Kindle

Amazon and Kindle Best Seller in: Children's, Children's Scary Stories, Ghost Stories, Ghosts & Hauntings, Horror, Supernaturalism, Teen & Young Adult Autobiography, Unexplained Mysteries, Young Adult Ghost Stories

Nora is a lonely fifteen year old who dreams of more adventure than life in suburban Maryland can offer. Fascinated by the supernatural, she begins exploring an allegedly haunted, abandoned house on the property where her father works. She soon finds herself tangled in the mysteries of the house as she uncovers its many secrets and meets a shy ghost called "Walter."

Including original documents with the author's notes, this book is based on real events and reveals how a girl, a house, and its ghost will become intertwined forever.

"Ms. Cotter's evocative writing deliciously transported me…A wonderfully engaging book which also sheds light on the complex impulses that make the paranormal so irresistible. Ghosts speak to us in so many ways. The author is a master listener."
–Ursula Bielski, author of the Chicago Haunts series

"Let This House take you back to a time when the barrier between the real and the imagined was mercurial, and all things seemed possible. Who knows, you just may discover something of yourself lurking in these pages."
–Michael Kleen, author of Haunting Illinois: A Tourist's Guide to the Weird and Wild Places of the Prairie State