Welcome to the Bizarre Los Angeles Store!
Haunted by History Vol. 1 is now available on Amazon.com, Skylight Books in Los Angeles, The Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum in Burbank, Book Soup in Los Angeles, Vroman's Books in Pasadena, the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth, Heaven's Gallery in Ventura, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel in Julian and the Glen Tavern Inn in Santa Paula.
APRIL 7, 2018 at 10: a.m., I will discuss the haunted Aztec Hotel's real history in a private meeting of the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group at a private venue off-site. To join the Group, visit their website here! Seating is limited.
APRIL 7, 2018 from 9 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., I will discuss my book during a special paranormal investigation of the haunted Corona Public Library. Who knows, I may take part in the investigation! Because the event, hosted by the library and Pacific Coast Paranormal, is not a free event, I will post registration information as soon as I receive it. I'll see you there!
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY recommends HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL. 1 by publishing the following review:
Please check out Kathleen DeRose and John Cason's latest podcast devoted to the Mission Inn's haunted reputation. While I wasn't directly involved in the making of the podcast, I was there in spirit (pun intended) since Kathleen and John referenced my book, HAUNTED BY HISTORY) throughout their show.
During the podcast, John plays three of my audio clips taken at the Mission Inn during my photo shoots there. After playing the final clip, he comments that the mystery noise sounds like a female voice calling out the name "Emma."
While most people believe (or at least have heard the stories) that the Mission Inn is haunted by the ghosts of original owner Frank Miller and his sister Alice, few people (including John) knew that Frank and Alice had an older sister named "Emma."
Coincidence? Hard to say because I never interpreted the mystery voice as saying the word "Emma." However, you may want to listen to their podcast and decide for yourself!
Last Saturday, October 21, 2017, I held an intimate presentation and book signing event at King Richard's Antique Center in Whittier, CA. Was a lot of fun and I was able to answer many questions.
On October 19th, Bizarre L.A. met with "Bizarre States," a podcast hosted by Andrew Bowser and Jessica Chobot. I highly recommend that you follow their show...if you haven't already!
Last Saturday. September 30, 2017, about 30 showed up at the Glen Tavern Inn in Santa Paula, CA, for a special presentation and book signing. My guest was Brandon Alvis with Apra Paranormal. We discussed haunted Southern California hotels as well as Alvis' new webseries, Ephemera. It seems as though the ghosts may have made their presence known. Sensor alarms were repeatedly triggered throughout the building during our entire presentation.
Last September 23, 2017, I gave a presentation and signed books at Dark Delicacies, located at 3512 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505. A sizable crowd turned out and we had a great time.
Susan Slaughter of Ghost Hunters International and Steve Gonsalves of Ghost Hunters dropped by for a visit. I think you can tell that I was thrilled to see them both. I took my first selfie! Thanks Dark Delicacies for hosting the event!
On Thursday, August 24th 2017, I gave a presentation entitled “What Makes Los Angeles History So Bizarre" at the (haunted) Andrés Pico Adobe Museum. Over 70 people showed up and every chair was filled. Thanks to all of you who came out to meet me and a special thanks to those who bought the book. Hope to see many of you again soon. Please patronize the Adobe at 10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345.
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