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"Photographer Owens distinguishes fact from fiction in this stimulating, heavily illustrated account of the supposed hauntings of eight historic Southern California hotels....Gorgeous photo stagings recreate the romantic and heady days of each lodging while adding dashes of visual humor, subtle sensuality, and haunting atmosphere. Lavishly illustrated and handsomely produced, the book’s entertaining and informative narrative dwells on the documented facts while dispelling most of the colorful myths." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
Haunted by History Vol. 1 is now available on Amazon.com, The Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum in Burbank, Book Soup in Los Angeles, Vroman's Books in Pasadena, Mystery Ink Bookstore in Huntington Beach, Cellar Door Books in Riverside, the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel in Julian and the Glen Tavern Inn in Santa Paula.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 at 2 PM. Please join me for a special presentation at the Los Angeles Public Library's Taper Auditorium! This is a BIG ONE for me, so I will find a way to make it special! One of my few Los Angeles appearances this fall. Books will be for sale at the event!
Haunted 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.
On August 11, author I held a special book presentation at the Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, CA, to discuss Southern California's haunted hotels. I also took the opportunity to discuss the Aztec's real past vs. its urban legends. Ten lucky book buyers then joined me for a ghost hunt inside the Aztec's basement and Room 120.
Stay tuned! We may do it again soon! Ticket price is the cost of one book ($50) per person!
Tune in TUESDAY 9 pm ET / 6 pm PDT when I will meet Girls vs Ghosts Hosts Sharla Hardin and Beth Moore, LIVE on vidi.space/live
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Haunted by History Vol. 1 is available for sale at the Mystery Ink Bookstore in Huntington Beach!
Last Cinco de Mayo, a bunch of lucky folks had the a rare opportunity to see and ghost hunt inside of the (haunted) Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, CA. As the hotel's historian, I was happy to share the real history and to discuss the ghost legends. Apparently, a few folks claimed to have encountered the hotel's ghosts during the investigation. A special thanks to the owners, bar staff, Mystic Museum and Ghost Watch Paranormal for making this event a unique event!
Recorded live at the Mystic Museum last January. It is less of a sales pitch for my book HAUNTED BY HISTORY and more of an honest fireside chat about haunted Southern California. Thanks LA Meekly for doing this. Please follow them. They are great! If you need hecklers, they are available!
October 21, 2017: Book signing event at King Richard's Antique Center in Whittier, CA.
On October 19th, Bizarre L.A. met with "Bizarre States," a podcast hosted by Andrew Bowser and Jessica Chobot. Follow their show...if you haven't already!
September 30, 2017: Presentation and book signing. Brandon Alvis with Apra Paranormal was also there to discuss his new webseries, Ephemera.
September 23, 2017: Book signing at Dark Delicacies (3512 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505). Susan Slaughter of Ghost Hunters International and Steve Gonsalves of Ghost Hunters dropped by for a visit.
Thursday, August 24th 2017: Presentation and book signing event at the (haunted) Andrés Pico Adobe Museum. Please patronize the Adobe at 10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345.
Allegedly haunted: Bristol Farms (formerly Chasen’s) – 9039 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood. The following article comes from the Los Angeles Times. I have not determined the accuracy of the paranormal claims.: Chasen’s: The Legend Continues The Storied Restaurant is Still a Movie Star Haunt August 25, 2002|MICHAEL T. JARVIS Like errant tankers and small planes […]
“There’s a well thought-out reason for Ned Sparks. I met him first years ago in the character of a night clerk at a small mid-western hotel, one of the grouchiest, grumpiest, most inhospitable persons that I have ever seen, inside or outside a hotel. He stared at me belligerently when I went up to the […]