Saturday, July 25, 2009

Road trip

I got a nice surprise in the mail this week. An advance copy of this book.

I first heard of Author Beth Brown a little over a year ago when I was browsing in my local book store. Her book Haunted Battlefields: Virginia's Civil War Ghost, caught my eye.
Along with being an author Beth is the founder of a group called "Virginia Society of Paranormal Education and Research (VASPER)".

Now you all know how much I love my ghost, so I of course I contacted Beth to let her know how much I enjoyed the Battlefield book.. She wrote me back and mentioned that her group had just done an investigation at Berkley Plantation in Charles City VA. a few weeks prior. I was very excited at hearing this because it turns out that the weekend after her group had been there my husband and I had been for a visit.

While there that day I had asked the tour guide to tell me about the ghost stories I had already head about the plantation. The guide then mentioned that a group out of Richmond had just come down for an investigation. I started putting two and two together and realized that was the same group that Beth was in. What a small world!

Since then I have been following Beth via her web page A few months ago I found out that she has a new book coming out called "Haunted Plantations Of Virginia"

Several weeks ago Beth had a contest asking her fans to write a review on about the Haunted Battlefields book. In turn she would enter your name into a contest for a chance to win An advanced autographed copy prior to the public release of her new book Haunted Plantations. I was really excited when I found out I had won!!

The book came in the mail yesterday and here is what I found out from Beth..
I am the first person (besides her editor, publisher, and herself) that's seen the book. They just arrived at the publisher's warehouse today.

I am so honored to have the first copy. I have been reading on and off all day (I had to work), and I am almost finished. I can't put it down! Of course the first thing I did was turn to the chapter on Berkley Plantation. I won't spoil the book by reveling to you exactly what happened there but I will tell you that the place is haunted!

I am not sure how many book stores across the U.S. will carry the book, but you can order a copy via
I highly recommend the book for anyone who loves these type of stories and especially if you plan on being in or live in Virginia.

The book has already inspired me to take a couple of road trips. I have to check out some of the homes she has listed and of course you know what that means..I will share my adventures with all of you! Until then

Happy Haunting....

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Blogger Kathy said...

I love ghosts, too. My husband and I 'met' the house ghost at The Mills House Hotel in Charleston. :) He/she likes to play tricks on guests in their elevators.

July 25, 2009 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

You must have been meant to win that book Patty! Ghosts are fascinating aren't they - of course in Britain we have loads of them - just about every old house and castle has some resident ones.

July 27, 2009 at 4:46 AM  
Blogger Deborah Wilson said...

Weeeell.....I'm not sure if I love ghosts or not....

Sounds like a good book, Patty, and I'm glad to hear that you won an autographed copy of the 'plantation' one.

About resting after Gettysburg - I think most people (+ bloggers) are resting - it seems that everyone slows down on blogging in the summer time because there is so much to do outdoors.

July 29, 2009 at 6:56 PM  

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