Big Book Popping Up At Ohio Barnes & Noble Stores


It doesn’t officially release until September 1st, but copies of my Big Book Of Ohio Ghost Stories have already starting hitting the shelves of Ohio Barnes & Noble stores.


To see if your local B&N has a copies waiting for you, follow the link below (or just click here) and then click on “pick up in store” to enter your zip code and see which nearby stores have copies in stock. And no, clicking on “pick up in store” doesn’t obligate you to buy a copy.

Give me a click to find out where the nearest copy of Big Book Of Ohio Ghost Stories is!


Details On Upcoming Dublin, Ohio Presentation


Please join me in Dublin, Ohio, for a special presentation for a truly great cause. On Saturday, October 12th at 7:30, I will be giving my very popular (and thoroughly entertaining, if I may be so bold) presentation, Just How Weird Is Ohio. Essentially, it’s a multimedia presentation that takes you on a journey to my favorite places I covered in Weird Ohio. The event will be held at the Dublin Community Church in downtown Dublin, Ohio.

weird ohio

While this is a free event, people will have the option to make a Free Will Donation, meaning you will be able to toss in a couple of bucks if you thought the presentation was worth it. But you’re not under any obligation to do so. Either way, here’s the best part: I will be donating the proceeds to Camp GLOW. Now how can you beat that? You get to come out, listen to me tell you some crazy stories about the Buckeye State, and help make a difference in the world in the process.

To help sweeten the deal and entice you to come out, if enough people show up, I just might show the infamous Blue Flash video–yours truly riding a homemade roller coaster. Ask anyone who’s seen it and they’ll tell you that video alone is worth the price of admission!

As I mentioned, this is a free event, but seating is limited. So to reserve your seats, please e-mail Brenda Rizzo at BEFORE OCTOBER 5TH.

Here’s all the specifics in one handy block o’ copy for ya:

Saturday, October 12th @ 7:30
Dublin Community Church: Goodwill Room
81 W. Bridge Street
Dublin, OH 43017

More information about Camp GLOW can be found here.

Come Spend Halloween Night With Me!


On October 31st, beginning at 6:00 pm, I will be at the Book Loft in German Village, signing copies of my new work, The Big Book Of Ohio Ghost Stories. Rumor has it there will also be copies of Weird Ohio on-hand for me to sign, too. BTW, if you haven’t been to one of my signings before, I’ll sign anything you hand me…within reason, of course.

And here’s the best part: you can come in costume! Did someone say “Photo Op”?

Click this link to see the most up-to-date information, but as of right now, here’s the specifics:

Thursday, October 31st: 6-8 pm
The Book Loft
631 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 464-1774
--from the Book Loft web site

–from the Book Loft website

My Strange & Spooky World Is Coming To Oxford, Ohio


You’d think with all the years I’ve spent chasing the Oxford Motorcycle Ghost (not to mention the fact that I have relatives in Oxford and have been allowed to participate in the legendary Townie Nights), that my Strange & Spooky World would have made several appearances in Oxford, Ohio. Not so. But all that’s going to change on Sunday, September 29th, with a very special appearance.


For this appearance, I will be sharing audio, video, and photos from all sorts of strange and spooky things I have encountered while writing some of my books, including the soon-to-be-released The Big Book Of Ohio Ghost Stories. It will also include a Q&A session and a book signing reception, complete with tasty refreshments!

It all gets started at 2:00 pm at the Oxford Community Arts Center Ballroom. Tickets are $15.00 a person.

Seating for this unique event is very limited, so don’t wait to get your tickets. Call (513) 280-6115 or e-mail to reserve your seats today!

My Big Book Is Being Printed As We Speak!


It’s almost time: 26 days and counting, to be exact. On September 1st, my latest work, The Big Book Of Ohio Ghost Stories, will be released.


It should be available at all major bookstores in Ohio as well as all the usual online sellers. In fact, you can pre-order it right now on Amazon at a substantial discount. Click here to do just that.

Of course, if you can’t wait until September 1st, Stackpole Books, my publisher, might have a couple of first editions hot off the presses and ready to go now. Give a click here to see if they have one with your name on it.

And for those of you who have been asking, the answer is “yes”. I will indeed have copies for sale at all my upcoming presentations, beginning September 15th.