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Sapphire Phelan
July 17th, 2007, 09:11 AM
I have a nonfiction book, Haunted Richmond, Virginia, published by Schiffer Books ( www.schifferbooks.com ). It's by my pseudonym, Pamela K. Kinney. It's on paranormal occurences and even some local legends of Richmond, Virginia. You can get it at Amazon, it's in Barnes and Noble's database (just not in warehouse yet) and swill be in Border's soon. You can also get it through Schiffer's too.
Pamela K. Kinney
also writes as Sapphire Phelan

Richmond, Virginia is chock-full of ghosts and haunted places. This city names Edgar Allan Poe as its native son, and it is rich in ghostly lore, legends, and tales. Join this tour to:
• Learn why Virginia's governor shares his mansion with ghosts;
• Dine with ghosts at Ruth's Chris Steak House and Crab Louie's Seafood Tavern;
• Discover that the Byrd Theatre has more than movies to offer customers;
• Visit the prison in Powhatan (it might not be safe, even for those working there);
• Call on the Lady in Red who roams the corridors at Wrexham Hall.
These and other interesting and scary stories will transport you beyond, to a Richmond that most mortals never see!

Sapphire Phelan
July 20th, 2007, 09:33 AM
it is now in B&N's warehouse so it can be order from online or at your local bookstore. Now waiting for Borders to get it in their database. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780764327124&itm=4
Pamela K. Kinney

July 21st, 2007, 02:03 PM
Congratulations! I bet you are so excited.

So are you going to go to the store when they stock it and take a picture? I would!!:eek:

Sapphire Phelan
July 22nd, 2007, 04:23 PM
I took a picture at Creatures and Crooks Book Shoppe in town who had it first. it was up on their counter! :D By the way, C&C sold out all their copies so she told me at Harry Potter party she will be ordering more sometime this week. And I'll be doing a signing there in ocotber.
As for B&N will have to see if they're getting them in. Got to talk to community rep for signings at the stores anyway. :D

Angela Caperton
July 31st, 2007, 10:03 PM
I had the pleasure of visiting Richmond a few years ago. Wish I'd had this book then!

VERY cool, Sapph!! I'm so excited for you!

Sapphire Phelan
August 24th, 2007, 09:24 AM
Thanks. :D One thing about ghost books though you don't have to live in the city or state to enjoy reading them. Though if you keep my book and do come back to Richmond, or anyone visits it, they can find some great restaurants and museums and places to visit besides wondering if you'll have a paranormal experiences. Plan to write another book for them, involving all of Virginia next.
Right now it's in Border's database, Barnes and Noble, on Amazon US and Uk and lots of places.
Pamela K. Kinney (who's also Sapphire Phelan)

I had the pleasure of visiting Richmond a few years ago. Wish I'd had this book then!

VERY cool, Sapph!! I'm so excited for you!

Sapphire Phelan
September 10th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Got 2 reviews already. One is at Short Story, Art, Poetry, Cartoon, Mystery Magazine - Futures MYSTERY Anthology Magazine and theother is by Midwest Book Reviews on Amazon. :D
Pamela K. Kinney

September 10th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Cool Pamela! I'll have to check out the book because I love ghost stories.

I have a book of ghost stories that's all about my home state of Florida and love to read it. My favorite spot for ghosts in the whole state is St. Augustine and the nightly ghost walk tours that you can go on. Spooky, but fun! :biggrin:

Sapphire Phelan
September 23rd, 2007, 03:27 PM
Yeah, I love going on ghost tours. We have one called Haunts of Riochmond, that is year round. They're in the first chapter of the book. This book is getting me a lot of book signings, speaking engagements and all.
Keep an eye on Schiffer Books, as they are getting authors from all over to write regional ghost books and Florida may have some coming out.

September 24th, 2007, 12:46 AM
Thanks Pam, I'll look for them. :biggrin:

Georgie Lee
January 23rd, 2008, 05:28 PM
My in-laws live in Richmond. I'll have to get this for them.

Sapphire Phelan
February 3rd, 2008, 01:34 PM
I hope they will enjoy it. :D

Sapphire Phelan
February 3rd, 2008, 01:41 PM
First it has been nominated for Library of Virginia Literary Awards, second I was invited to do a panel at Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Va. I'll be doing a panel, Traveling Historic Virginia: Sites and Tales, on March 28th at 2Pm at Sun Bow Trading Company 110 W. South Street
(434)293-8821. The website of this festival that goes from March 26-30th is http://www.vabook.org/ .

Also it's newest review from NightsandWeekends.com is at http://www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/08/NW0800033.php . Here is a bit fro the review, then read the rest at the reviewer's website:
Rich in detail and atmosphere, Haunted Richmond draws you back in time to linger among the spirits of past history and sometimes past tragedy. This is an enthralling book that’s not to be missed—especially for lovers of the paranormal.

Sapphire Phelan
July 17th, 2008, 03:49 PM
My nonfiction ghost book, Haunted Richmond, now has a book trailer online at YouTube. It was done by AVA Productions in Newport News, Virginia. Enjoy it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUqyeoSb4n8 . It's also on my website.
Pamela K. Kinney

Be prepared to take a journey into Pamela K. Kinney's fantastic dreams of horror, science fiction and fantasy, plus true ghost stories in Haunted Richmond, Virginia.

July 17th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Great book trailer Pamela!

Sapphire Phelan
September 3rd, 2008, 01:07 PM
Thanks, Dani. :-D