Am I Crazy? Absolutely! Let Me Tell You About My Ghost Tour!

I’m crazy, and that’s okay. Being normal is boring. Last year I went to Florida and convinced my cousins to help me search for alligators. Two lived in the marsh right in the house development we were staying in! Now, I convinced my co-worker Leigh to take a ghost tour with me. We believe in ghosts, so it was absolutely, positively fun yet  terrifying.

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During our Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tour, Mark P. Brugh was our tour guide. He’s a local historian. He gave us much insight on the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam. That day the town of Sharpsburg only saw red, only saw blood, only saw death.

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This looks like a perfect normal alley, but it’s haunted by three children and a waving man. The tour started at 8pm and ended around 9:30pm. I held it together when there was light…

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…but the dark totally played with my head. By then, we had heard about three ghost stories. I’m such a scaredy cat; it doesn’t take much to scare me hee hee.

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Mark told us that this corner of the brick building has the most paranormal activity. He encouraged us to take turns taking pictures to see if we could get a glimpse of a ghost or orb!

The Children’s Alley ghost tour was so spooky that Leigh and I plan to go back to Sharpsburg to attend Mark’s The Confederate Soldiers’ Passageway Tour soon. I’m shaking in my boots.

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That night I couldn’t shake the feeling that we were being watched…a battered gray cat with a limp followed us throughout the night. First, it crept across a creepy yard. Then, the cat ended up walking in the alley behind us. When we reached the end, it sat there and watched us cross the street. I swear minutes later, I turned my head to find that weird looking cat hovering up the sidewalk, not even ten feet from us!

Why do you think it was following the crowd? Do you believe in ghosts?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

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And the Winners Are…!!!

The International Authors’ Day Blog Hop 2016 just ended. We were asked to do a giveaway to help celebrate books. Mine consisted of asking readers to reveal the craziest thing an ex did to try and convince you not to break up with him or her.

The lucky winners of my suspense ebook, Twisted Obsession, are:

CATHY BROCKMAN and PURBA CHAKRABORTY!!!!!!!

Crazy is an understatement when it comes to Miki. You’ll see when you read the book.

Please email me at author.yawatta.hosby(AT)gmail(DOT)com or leave me a comment on this blog post with the desired format (PDF or kindle gift from Amazon). If you leave a comment on this blog post, please make sure to also leave your email address.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Now Available in E-Book: A LITTLE ELFY IN BIG TROUBLE

If you like stories that can make you laugh, and if dark elves interest you, please check out Barb Caffrey’s new release “A Little Elfy in Big Trouble.”

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Folks, I’m very happy to be able to finally report that my second novel — and the second novel in the Elfy duology — A LITTLE ELFY IN BIG TROUBLE has been released. It’s available right now at Amazon and OmniLit…the latter will be most useful if you need an e-pub version of the file.

Edited to add: Barnes and Noble link is now live as well. Now returning you to your regularly scheduled post…

ALittleElfyinBigTrouble_medIf you have never seen anything at all about the Elfyverse — or read book one in the Elfy duology, AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE — this little blurb may help you what’s going on:

Young Bruno the Elfy and Sarah, his mostly-human teenage girlfriend, are in deep trouble. Bruno’s Elfy mentor Roberto the Wise is about to be sacrificed by a Dark Elf, and Sarah’s parents have decided to help the Elf rather…

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International Authors’ Day Blog Hop 2016

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined this awesome blog hop that celebrates authors and readers. Debdatta is hosting this International Author’s Day Blog Hop. She’s a blogger, reviewer, publicist, and virtual assistant. Please check out her blog–b00k r3vi3ws.

The goal is to share our favorite books, thanking the authors and/or describing our reading habits. I choose the latter. Ever since I was a little girl, I could be found curled up in a comfy chair reading a book. This was long before elementary school with rewards of free Pizza Hut after so many books listed from your reading list.

Nowadays, I binge read since I have a kindle and can download affordable ebooks. Occasionally, I still buy paperbacks from Books-A-Million. I love scaring myself, so horror is a must. Plus, I love solving puzzles, which is why I love mysteries. I’m not going to lie–if I’m reading a paperback, I’ll read the last pages first to see who the killer is. It makes the book more enjoyable, knowing this spoiler. 🙂

I love fiction novels, but I also dabble in non-fiction, especially about local ghost legends. In fact, I just went on a ghost tour in Sharpsburg (I’ll blog about my frightful experience later…)

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Do I look scared hee hee? My favorite type of books are the ones that make me scared to go to sleep at night. The ones that give me chills and stay on my mind long after I read ‘the end.’ The ones that make me think.

I hope you guys like to read, and I hope you like free stuff. With this blog hop, I’m including a giveaway:

3 LUCKY WINNERS WILL WIN AN EBOOK COPY OF TWISTED OBSESSION!!!

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I can give the winners a PDF or a gifted copy from Amazon. The giveaway runs July 14th through July 18th, so please make sure to check back in on my blog to see if you were one of the lucky winners.

Here’s the rules:

In the comment section of this blog post or on my author Facebook page, tell me the craziest thing your ex ever did to try and convince you  not to break up with him or her. The 3 most whackiest, craziest answer (I’ll be the judge. You know how the saying goes “reality is stranger than fiction”) will win Twisted Obsession, my latest suspense novella.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

 

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby