Here is a list of some of my favorite authors that I think many of my fans will enjoy as well. Each writer and photographer on this list is unique in their approach to delivering their information, but all have a common interest with one another -- History, Legends & Lore, or Cemeteries!
(Just click on each book to go to their Amazon Listing.)
PARANORMAL FAKELORE, NEVERMORE
By: Shannon Bradley Byers
"There is a fine line between folklore and fakelore. The real history of haunted locations and the people involved is interesting and I find it extremely disrespectful to change the history of the dead. They deserve better than that. Do you want to know the truth?"
Shannon Bradley Byers really digs through the documented sources and records to get to the bottom of various urban legends surrounding Pearl Bryan, Lavinia Fisher and Bathsheba Sherman as well as covering locations such as the Myrtles Plantation, The Waverly Hills Sanitarium, and the old Charleston Jail, plus many more.
HAUNTED BY HISTORY
By: Craig Owens
"Have you ever stayed at a hotel said to be haunted and wondered if its ghost stories are true? Have you ever left a historic hotel feeling certain that you had encountered a ghost? Haunted by History, Volume I, by Craig Owens uncovers little known facts about eight prominent historic hotels in Southern California and the origins behind many of their ghost stories. Not only does his well-documented research separate facts from legends, but Owens also keeps the subject matter interesting by interweaving historic photos with his own elaborately staged Old Hollywood-style photos shot in the most haunted rooms, hallways, and lobbies.
This unique book blends solid research, fascinating insights, and haunting photography that will appeal to believers and non-believers alike. Hotels and inns featured in Vol. 1 are the Hotel del Coronado, the Victorian Rose Bed & Breakfast, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the Alexandria Hotel, the Wyndham Garden Pierpont Inn, the Banning House Lodge, and the Glen Tavern Inn."
By: Mary Homick
"Historic Cemeteries, by infrared and digital photography artist Mary Homick, is a collection of photos that express the beauty and art of old cemeteries that she has been along her travels."
Although this is not a "history book" per se, this is an awesome collection of various cemeteries seen through the photographer's eyes. If you love cemetery photography, you will absolutely adore this book.
199 CEMETERIES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE
By: Loren Rhoads
"A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents.