So, I wrote a book about the Shanley Hotel. It's a haunted hotel I've been to numerous times. The book was originally a promise to former owner, Sal Nicosia. However, when Sal passed away, it became a tribute to his memory. Sal was a good friend of mine, so I wanted to do this book right. I tried a different publisher because the previous one I used was very expensive. This is going to be ironic, so be ready. The new publisher completed my book and did not tell me it was done. I found out when I searched for it on a whim and saw it was available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I contacted the publisher and they gladly informed me that my book was now available. No shit! They only needed to confirm my address, so they could send me my complimentary copy. I waited and waited, but it never came. Guess what? They went out of business. That meant no more printed copies would be made. Great. I was able to order a few through the online vendors mentioned before. Eventually, I decided to just republish the book using a different publisher. Here comes the ironic part. I used my previous publisher that was too expensive. It was the only company I could rely up0n. I had another publisher I was considering, but they declared bankruptcy. Great. Anyway, it looks like the book will get a second chance. Above is the original cover. Below is the new cover. What do you think? The first edition was only available in paperback and as an e-book, while the new one will be available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats. It will also cost more than the first edition. No surprise there.
This is the link to a newspaper called "The Impact" published by Mercy College. I was interviewed for this article in October of 2018. We discussed my books and my team, the Yonkers Ghost Investigators.
Please, join me for two Special Halloween tours at Sherwood House Museum dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe on Sunday, October 28, and Sunday, November 4, from 1pm-4pm on both days. Our historic rooms will feature tributes to several of the famous author's poems and dark tales. Plus, as an extra treat, I will dress as Edgar Allan Poe for the first weekend. For the second weekend I will do a book signing in the Weed Cottage for my books, Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers and The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel. Please, join us for both weekends and bring your friends! Trick or Treaters are welcome! We will have candy!
I was fortunate enough for my book, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel, to be displayed at Book Expo America this past weekend at the Jacob Javits Center. Sorry, this was posted after the event was over, but I had a busy weekend. Here is a photo of the book at the Okir Publishing table. I will be using that company for future publications. I need to test the waters, so to speak. Can't be tied down to one publisher. Not yet.
On Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7 pm I will be doing a book signing at the Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. The event will take place on the second floor in the Gothic Chamber. I will be signing and selling copies of my new novel, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel. The book is a modern take on the zombie apocalypse, which begins in NYC. I hope you will join me.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_MHXKR5UJoOn Thursday, February 1, 2018, I will be interviewed on a podcast called Cave Crew Radio, which starts at 9pm eastern standard time. We will be discussing my newest book, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel and my team of paranormal investigators, Yonkers Ghost Investigators. Check it out!
Listen to Interview
I will be interviewed on a local radio station (WVOX 1460 AM) in New Rochelle on Monday, January 9, 2017, between the hours of 3-4pm. The show is called Westchester Eye on the Radio and it will be co-hosted by Ardina Seward. She's the one, who contacted me. She also interviewed me in the past. We will be discussing my book, Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers, and my team, Yonkers Ghost Investigators. I hope you will check it out. Thanks!
I have finally completed my fifth book, KPPC: A Journey Through History, after nearly a decade of research and writing. Today, I submitted my manuscript, over 3100 photos, and other files to the publisher. Now, it is in their hands! My turn to sit and wait. I am excited for the future of this book. It was a long time coming. Many people are anxiously awaiting their copy, including me!
I came across this video on Facebook. The video was created by Project Senium. It was very nicely done. It provides a brief professional look at the KPPC through using several video formats that include high speed video, aerial videos from a quad, and regular handheld videos. The information told by the narrator is accurate. The music was specially done for the video and it helps set the mood. I like it very much. It would almost make a good trailer for my book about the KPPC. Here is the link from NothingCooler.com.
On December 6 will be the Annual Candlelight Tour at Sherwood House. The event will go from around 1-5pm. There will be items for sale in the barn, a sculptural exhibit by a local artist, tours of the house, and the Glee Club singing Christmas carols at 3pm. I will be in the Weed Cottage from 2-3pm doing a book signing and selling all 4 of my books. It will only be for that hour because I'd like to enjoy the other things going on, as well. So this will be your last chance for the year to come to one of my book signings in Yonkers. Happy Holidays to all!
Link to Facebook Event Page
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