"If you enjoy a terrific story well told, this is the book for you. In his first novel, John Biggs already displays the sure hand and literary style of a seasoned writer. Fascinating eccentric characters, a generous dose of fantasy and magic, and genuine humor make this book an unforgettable read. Highly recommended."
~William Bernhardt, New York Times Best Selling Author
Sarah Bible is working on a college term paper when her mother, Marie, is kidnapped by a crazed Indian shaman. The only way Sarah can get her back is with the help of a cemetery grounds keeper with no legs called Big Shorty, who some believe is Baron Saturday — the voodoo spirit of the dead — and Marie's boyfriend, Archie Chatto, a renegade Apache warrior who's in El Reno Federal Penitentiary. Sarah, being a sensible girl, knows she must recruit Big Shorty and break Archie out of prison in order to save her mother.
Then comes the hard part.Pen-L Publishing: Owl Dreams
Southwest Gothic Tales is a collection of three previously published short stories. Pen-L Publishing put this collection on Smashwords, where it can be downloaded for free. It contains: “Boy Witch”, “Soul Kisses”, and “Funeral Service”.
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The Fashionable Cemeteries of Paris
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Museum of the Mummies–Guanajuato
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Vikings in Oklahoma? The Heavener Runestone
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Oklahoma’s Oldest Ghost Town
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“Officer Laura Pepper”
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Spiritualists–Quirky but not Scary
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Spiritualism—origins and experiments
Things have always gone bump in the night, and when that happens, people usually give a passing thought to the supernatural. Spirits are nothing new. They are found in the oral histories of every culture, in the scary stories children … Continue reading
Spiritualist Church / Visit 2 (A Message)
On my second meeting at the Central Spiritualist Church, I received a message from a dead relative. In my typical skeptical—some might say devious—manner, I had laid the groundwork. I told the pastor my mother’s name. I expected to hear … Continue reading