Paranormal Nonfiction

I’ve loved ghost stories ever since I was a little kid. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, so I was raised on tales of the ghostly monks of St-James-the-Sag, Archer Avenue, Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Resurrection Mary, and the screaming mummy of the Field Museum. And I devoured it all.

When I grew up and started writing my own stories, I began with fiction. After many years of doing that, I finally copped a clue and moved over to what I was really good at: true ghost stories. I’m lucky enough to live within ten minutes of one of the most haunted places in Illinois — the Peoria State Hospital. So that’s where I spend a lot of my ghost hunting time.

So if you like true ghost stories, please scope out my books. They’re all available on Amazon and at (If you purchase them through Bookshop, part of your money goes to help independent bookstores. Just sayin’.) And if you like them, why not write a quick review on Amazon or on Goodreads? It would be deeply appreciated.

Grave Deeds and Dead Plots

Days of the Dead: A Year of True Ghost Stories   (First Place Winner, BookFest Awards, Spring 2022)

Fractured Souls: More Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital

Spirits of Christmas: The Dark Side of the Holidays

44 Years in Darkness: A True Story of Madness, Tragedy, and Shattered Love

Hunting Demons: A True Story of the Dark Side of the Supernatural

Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital

Ghosts of the Illinois River