2022 Appearances

Well, it’s finally happening: Things are continuing to open up, which means I have a whole bunch of strange and spooky stuff I can finally share with you in person! Creepy photos, weird videos, odd audio, and most of all, tons of first-hand stories of my encounters with the paranormal!

The following is a list of all CONFIRMED events. There are others that are currently pending, so bookmark this page and check back often. Please note that some of the events I’ll be appearing at charge an admission fee (those marked with a “$”), while others are not open to the general public (marked “private event”).  If they are not marked, the event’s free and open to all. Still, you might want to check with the venue since some of them require you to pre-register just so they don’t overbook the event, which tends to annoy the local Safety Chief!

For most events, I will have copies of all my books available for purchase. If you already own my books, you’re more than welcome to bring them along for me to sign!

If you’re interested in having me lecture/speak/dance at one of your upcoming events, please feel free to contact me at jim@strangeandspooky.com.

Need a copy of my bio/press release to help you decide if you want to hire me? Download a copy right here! Or maybe you’re just curious to see where I’ve given presentations in the past. If so, feast your eyes on this list!

Last updated: September 23rd, 2022

If you’re even remotely considering having me come out for a visit in October, please don’t wait. Contact me now so we can get the ball rolling! My October is usually completely booked by the end of August!

Saturday, October 1st @ 2:00 pm
Ohio Historic Haunts presentation
Southwest Public Libraries: Westland Area Library
4740 W. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43228
More information here

Tuesday, October 4th
Stairway Spirits interview
A Ghostly Talk Podcast Production
Interview will be uploaded here when complete

Friday, October 7th @ 6:00 pm
Southern Ohio Legends & Lore: An Evening with James A. Willis
Dave Finkleman Auditorium: Miami University (Middletown Branch)
4200 N. University Blvd.
Middletown, OH
More information here

Tuesday, October 11th @ 7:00 pm
Ohio’s Historic Haunts presentation
Willoughby Public Library
30 Public Square
Willoughby, OH 44094
Pre-register here

Thursday, October 13th @ 6:00 pm
Meet The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
Jackson City Library
21 Broadway Street
Jackson, OH 45640
More information here

Saturday, October 15th @ 2:00 pm
Ohio’s Historic Haunts presentation
Stark Library: Jackson Branch
7487 Fulton Dr. NW
New Lebanon, OH 44686
Register here

Tuesday, October 18th @ 6:00 pm
Ohio’s Historic Haunts presentation
Clermont County Public Library: Union Township Branch
4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Register here

Thursday, October 20th @ 12:00 pm
Ohio Historic Haunts presentation
John McIntire Library
220 N. 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Register here

Friday, October 21st @ 6:30 pm
My Strange & Spooky World: An Evening With Author James A. Willis
Thurber House
77 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Registration and more information here

Saturday, October 22nd @ 2:00-4:00 pm
Southern Ohio Legends & Lore book signing
Dutch Creek Winery
12157 OH-690
Athens, OH 45701
More information here

Saturday, October 22nd @ 6:00 pm
Wine and Weirdness presentation
Dutch Creek Winery
12157 OH-690
Athens, OH 45701
More information here

Monday, October 24th @ 6:00 pm
Meet The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
Seville Library
45 Center Street
Seville, OH 44273
More information here

Tuesday, October 25th @ 6:30 pm
Ohio’s Historic Haunts presentation
Dayton Metro Library: New Lebanon Branch
715 W. Main Street
New Lebanon, OH 45345
More information here

Wednesday, October 26th @ 7:00 pm
Meet The Ghosts Of Ohio presentation
Columbus Metropolitan Library: Southeast Branch
Virtual Presentation
Reserve your spot here

Thursday, October 27th @ 6:00 pm
Amityville: Horror Or Hoax? presentation
Medina Library
210 South Broadway Street
Medina, OH 44256
More information here

Thursday, November 3rd @ Time TBD
The Spooky Side of Abraham Lincoln presentation
Fairfield County Heritage Association
Lancaster, OH

Thursday, November 10th @ 6:00 pm
Just How Weird Is Ohio? presentation
Grove City Library
3959 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123
More information here

Thursday, November 17th
The Night The Ghost Got In
Thurber House
77 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

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