Friday, June 14, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties by Susan Schwartz

Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties
Susan Schwartz

Ghost Stories
Charlottesville, Virginia, and its 12 surrounding counties are filled with history and charm. They also hold spirits who aren’t ready to leave their beloved homes or families behind. Visit more than 75 haunting locations with this experiential and historical guide. Shiver your way through haunted graveyards, mansions, parks, private residences, and other locations as you discover the past and learn of current lingering ghosts and the havoc they continue to instigate. Have you ever pondered about the spiritual implications from murders of olde? Think you might like to be pinched by a ghost or have your name called when no one is there? Interested in what a paranormal investigative group might find? Then make plans to explore these strange and frightening locations. Contact information is provided for those places allowing visitations. But when you visit, be ready for a haunting good time!

Susan Schwartz RN, MSN, MSHA has been an avid writer for around 10 years doing everything from writing freelance articles to editing manuscripts for other authors. She loves to write horror stories that have a twist at the end.

Her alter ego is a former Operating Room Nurse, current Nurse Educator who loves creating tales from the interesting and weird things she has seen. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Virginia Writers Club where she has served as President of the Richmond Chapter in the past. She also has two novels in the works, a paranormal romance and a medical thriller. In her spare time, she loves to read, crochet, and travel to such places as Italy, Spain, Australia, and Korea.

- What are some of your pet peeves?
People who chew gum obnoxiously. Learn some manners! Incorrect spellings and the abbreviated spellings of some words, such as U for you. I don’t like sentences ending in a preposition, and I love the oxford comma.

- Where were you born?
I was born in Richmond Virginia at the old Richmond Memorial Hospital in the late 60s. The area surrounding the hospital has changed an awful lot since I was there. Richmond is an ever-growing and ever-changing city. It has much to offer those who are visiting or looking to find a new residence here.

- If you knew you would die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
Reliving fond memories with family and friends would be my first thought. Leaving loved ones with a smile to remember me by is much better than leaving them with tears. I would like to be remembered for the good times and the way I made my way through many adversities in my life.

- Who is your hero and why?
My childhood hero was William Shatner or Captain Kirk as we know him. He went into space traveling through vast galaxies in search of new life. I loved Star Trek as a child. When I finally got to meet him on the Star Trek Cruise in 2017, I was so excited. It is not every day you get to meet someone you have looked up to for such a long time.

- What kind of world leader would you be?
I don’t think I would be very good actually. I would want the world to come together in peace and tranquility. With so many different opinions and outlooks, that is going to be hard to accomplish. I think being a world leader means you have to make allowances for those who think and worship differently while still realizing you are all part of the only race here on Earth: The Human Race.
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  2. This sounds so cool! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I have had some very odd experiences where I was able to predict things that were going to happen. At first I kept them to myself, but then wanted to actually test their accuracy. So when I would get the feeling of something I would tell someone else and then we would wait to see if it would happen. I could say "in the next 30 minutes ...XYZ is going to happen" and then it would. Once I predicted, only to my husband as we drove by a house on a street we almost never travel on that it was going to blow up -- and later that night it did. No one was home, thankfully -- so no injuries but it really did blow up. That's scary to think that there might be a responsibility to that - to warn others when to me ...only a "feeling". prizewinner(at)hotmail[dot]com

  4. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  5. Cover looks good! Sounds like thrilling ghost story!

  6. This sounds so good and being a southern gal, hauntings set in my area are always intriguing.

  7. the book looks and sounds interesting.

  8. I am new to Susan Schwartz work. But, I like what I have read on this post, so I will read this .

  9. the cover is tripy like a broken mirror.