Days of the Dead: A Year of True Ghost Stories - Softcover
By Sylvia Shults
Are you brave enough to spend every day of the year with ghosts?
In the Edo period in Japan (1603-1867), samurai warriors would test their bravery with the game of 100 Ghosts. They would light a hundred candles in a dark room, and tell ghost stories. At the end of each story, the storyteller would blow out one candle, and the room would grow darker, and darker...When the last tale was told, and the last candle blown out, the samurai would be sitting in the dark, surrounded by a hundred ghosts who'd been summoned by the storytelling.
So - are you braver than a samurai?
Here in this book, paranormal reporter Sylvia Shults has collected 366 ghost stories, one for every single day of the year. There's a story for your birthday. There's a story for your pet's birthday. There's a story to make every day spooky. Open the cover and peek inside, if you dare.
"Sylvia Shults is the best nonfiction paranormal writer I've ever read. Her wealth of history and paranormal knowledge combines with a literate and very approachable writing style to seduce even the skeptical." -- Tamara Thorne, author of The Cliffhouse Haunting
About the Author
Sylvia Shults is the author of several books of paranormal nonfiction, including 44 Years in Darkness, Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital, and Ghosts of the Illinois River. She sits in dark, spooky, haunted places so you don't have to. She has spent the last nineteen years working at a public library, slowly smuggling out enough words in her pockets week after week to build a book of her own. She lives a short, ten-minute motorcycle ride away from the haunted asylum that features in so many of her books. She considers it the highest privilege to share the incredible, compassionate history of the Peoria State Hospital. After battling an intense, lifelong fear of the dark, Sylvia decided to become a ghost hunter. (What WAS she thinking?) As a paranormal investigator, she has made many media appearances, including a tiny part in the Ghost Hunters episode Prescription for Fear, about the Peoria State Hospital. Sylvia loves hearing from her readers, especially when they have spooky stories of their own to share with her.
Paperback: 384 pages
Dimensions: 7 x 0.79 x 10 inches