Season of Spirits with Linda Cora ~ WOW!

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Last Thursday night’s Season of Spirits event was awesome, thanks to my friend Linda Cora’s incredible mediumship skills and a parlor-full of great guests, both physical and in spirit.

The vibe of the night was high-energy and positive. Many of Thursday’s guests were friends who have come to many events at my house, and their anticipation and excitement provided the kind of energy the spirits seem to love.

Linda’s amazing skill, coupled with her down-to-earth observations and sense of humor added another element of fun to the event. Guests were able to name the loved one in spirit with whom they most wanted to communicate, and Linda connected with those spirits.

Linda started out with information about the spirits who had approached her as soon as she booked the event here, wanting to make sure their messages would be conveyed to their family. She gave specific names, medical conditions, and physical descriptions, most of which we verified by the end of the night. One of the most humorous messages of the night was from a “very Catholic” grandma in spirit, who was concerned about her grandson working a late shift. Her comment: “Nothing good happens after midnight.”

Loved ones in spirit came through with specific messages of love, with apologies, and with reassurance, advice, and even admonishments (specifically, a message to a guest’s mother with diabetes to take care of her health). In once case, the spirit visitor did not have much to say, so Linda did a mini-reading for the guest (a young woman) instead.

One of the fundamental themes of the night was that our family, friends, and even companion animals in spirit are still with us ~ they are part of our lives, offering support and love from the spirit side of life. Linda said we “lift them up” when we say their names, talk to them, and share our memories and stories of them. There were many moving and humorous moments throughout the night; I feel very fortunate to be part of these lively, powerful, and healing spirit message circles.

We have two more spirit message circles this season, All Hallows Mediumship Eve. One will be held tomorrow night (October 29) and the final on October 30. The guest medium will be the very talented Janice Carlson, who I met through my work at FATE magazine. Both events have been sold out for weeks ~ next season, I am considering hosting a spirit message circle each month, as there seems to be an incredible demand for this kind of healing experience.

 

 

 

 

I Live in a Haunted House ~ Yes and Yes Interview

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Thank you to the very cool Sarah Von Bargen of “Yes and Yes” for posting this interview about my house and living with spirits.

Check out Sarah’s blog at this link:
http://www.yesandyes.org/…/10/i-live-in-a-haunted-house.html

Upcoming Media Appearances

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In MEDIA APPEARANCE news, I’ll be on KQRS this coming Monday morning (Oct.12) at 7:30 AM CST to talk about my upcoming appearances at the Haunting Experience, October 16 and 17. (For those of you who don’t live in Minnesota, the KQRS morning show has a huge audience.)

Also, today a reporter from one of the local news stations will be at my house to get a quote for a piece they’re doing on Halloween. I’ll share more details when I am able.

I am grateful for these opportunities, but I have to admit, my favorite part of being a writer is sitting at my kitchen table in my house that I love, lost in a world of words and stories, our trio of cats serving as sleepy sentries.

October Spirited Event Update

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Spirited Event Update: 

ALL HALLOWS MEDIUMSHIP EVE with JANICE CARLSON
Both nights of the All Hallows Mediumship Eve event are SOLD OUT ~ thank you to everyone who signed up! Janice and I are looking forward to seeing old friends and new on October 29 and 30.

“SEASON OF SPIRITS” SPIRIT MESSAGE CIRCLE with LINDA CORA on Thursday, October 22
We have only 2 ~ 4 spots left for the “Season of Spirits” Spirit Message Circle event with Linda Cora, so please sign up soon if you want to be part of this. I spoke with Linda on Tuesday, and she said she has already been visited by one of the spirits whose “person” will be at the event. (The spirit told Linda her name, which we will share at the event.)

Also, Linda told me she has seen that someone who’s considering coming to the spirit message circle has questions about the manner in which their loved one passed away. (As I understand it, the person who has these questions has not yet decided whether or not to attend the event.) And of course, we’ll check in with Leon at the end of the night; he has also visited Linda in advance of the party. I know it’s going to be a great night of spirit messages; hope to see you there!

The Einstein Principle

EinsteinPrinciple_CoverVery pleased to introduce my friend Mike Peterson and his new book, The Einstein Principle: How the Smartest Man in the World + 20,000 Psychic Readings Taught Me the Secret to True Wealth & Happiness.  (Editing and design courtesy of Inkswiggler Editing & Publishing Consults!)

Mike contacted me on Facebook through a friend of a friend with a great book idea and an incredible determination to do whatever needed to be done to get his book out into the world. Working with Mike has been a pleasure and I am proud to say that some of my most talented and creative friends from Llewellyn days were on board to help with design and copyediting. (My role, along with finding a fabulous editor and designer, was developmental editing and project management.)

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Mike is a successful psychic intuitive who makes a living doing psychic readings and consultations. His book, based on his readings and decades of  experience, presents a clear and straightforward process for creating the life you want and making your dreams come true. Whether your goal is to create prosperity, become a better partner/spouse, lose weight, succeed in a business venture, or anything else that you truly desire, Mike provides a simple, step-by-step process for achieving your goal, and offers support and encouragement along the way. Each chapter also presents an actual case file from his psychic readings that illustrates the principle being taught.

I believe people who enjoy my books and learning more about the metaphysical world will enjoy reading Mike’s book as well. If you purchase The Einstein Prinicple, both Mike and I would be interested in your feedback. Of course, if Mike ever comes to Minnesota, I plan to invite hime to do an event at my house and will post about it here. You can read more about The Einstein Principle, plus Mike’s psychic readings and spirit world work here.

 

CHRONICLES OF THE UNEXPLAINED in the Parlor

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Had a great visit this weekend with my trucker friend and fellow author Gary Gillespie and his wife Kim. Gary contributed three great stories to TRUCKER GHOST STORIES and, just last month, released his own very cool book of true ghost stories and paranormal encounters, CHRONICLES OF THE UNEXPLAINED.

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I’ve been working (as a friend) with Gary for the past few years on publishing process consults and a bit of editing help, plus I wrote the foreword for his book, but this was the first time we actually met. He and Kim are awesome people and we were happy to finally meet in person. 

Gary has been interviewed on Coast to Coast AM, Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast, and Darkness Radio with Dave Schrader and Tom Dennis, among other shows. If you have not yet had a chance to do so, please check out CHRONICLES OF THE UNEXPLAINED, Gary’s book of true ghost stories and paranormal encounters.

http://www.amazon.com/Chronicles-Unexplained-S…/…/0738745383

‪#‎paranormal‬ ‪#‎ghosts‬ ‪#‎Bigfoot‬

 

Haunted Tea Party Tonight!

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Tea party tonight! It’s been awhile; much of the last month has been taken up with editing and agenting work. (My schedule has been bursting at the seams with these new endeavors, but it’s very interesting and satisfying work, and I am grateful for it. I’ll be posting here occasionally about books/authors with whom I’ve worked, and whose books, I believe, will appeal to fans of my books.)

I spent yesterday working in our yard, trimming and culling, scrubbing the bird bath and sweeping a few cobwebs off the porch and windows. I picked all the fresh raspberries and noticed that our capricious plum tree is lush with fruit. Tomorrow, we’ll harvest the plums. After spending a day in the yard, I felt more grounded and calm than I’ve felt in weeks ~ it’s amazing what sunshine, fresh air, and working with flowers, plants, and trees can do.

In spirit news, Leon came though in a big way when we had a recent visitor. I’m going to save some of the details of the story for my book, but can share that I had some reservations about this guest, mostly because it seemed like there was an undeclared aspect to her visit. When I gave her a brief tour of our house, she stopped before entering Leon’s old living room. (This is the room where Leon slams the door shut if he doesn’t want someone in the house.) I asked her if she was going to come in, and she said, “I’m being told not to enter.” After a moment, she said, “Okay, I’ve been told it’s all right.” So I know she was tuned in to Leon.

We spoke the next morning before she left and she told me that there was a male spirit in the back porch watching her in the night. (She slept in a tent in the backyard.) She saw his energy as a blue ball of light, which matches the appearance of some of the spirit energy I saw when I first moved into my house. She said he wasn’t malevolent, just wary, and that he told her he was trying to figure out who she was and what she was about. When she came into the house to use the bathroom, he was no longer visible, but she felt him watching her the entire time she was inside. Back in her tent, she could hear him speaking from the back porch, although she couldn’t quite make out most of what he was saying. (This is a common characteristic of ghost voices, in my experience.) Sometimes he was speaking directly to her and other times to a female spirit, whose identity was a mystery to the guest.

When I heard this story, I thanked Leon for his attention and assistance. I feel very fortunate knowing that Leon is here when needed, looking after the home he loved and our family.

 

Night Yard ~ Summer 2015

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Here in Minnesota, we have been blessed  with one of most perfect summers I can remember ~ sunny days, clear blue skies, pleasant temps, enough rain (usually at night) that the grass and gardens are still lush and colorful in early August, and just enough breezy or blustery days to keep someone who loves the wind (like me) happy.

This photo was taken a few nights ago. I did not want to go inside; the night was so magical ~ the moon was full and bright, bats were swooping, a  train rumbled by, and an interesting night wind made the backyard flowers and milkweed plants sway and curtsy. I love my house!

This summer, I’ve been busy with editing and agenting work (for which I am grateful) but I haven’t forgotten the haunted tea parties and Spirited Schoolhouse events.

We have five seats available at an haunted tea party coming up on Saturday, August 22. This is an evening tea party, from 7:00 ~ 9:30 PM, which I don’t offer that often ~ if you’d like to attend, please email me soon! (annie@anniewilder.com)

 

 

 

Announcing the Annie Wilder Literary Agency

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I’m very pleased to announce my new venture: The Annie Wilder Literary Agency. 

This is the second and final piece in a plan to help writers of paranormal and metaphysical books get book deals and get their books into the hands of readers.

Here’s what I say on my web pages for the Annie Wilder Literary Agency and Inkswiggler Editing & Publishing Consults:

I want to help you get published. 

I’ve had a lot of lucky breaks and opportunities in my writing career and one of my goals is to help other writers get published.

Through the Annie Wilder Literacy Agency, and Inkswiggler Editing & Publishing Consults,  I can offer writers and aspiring writers whatever level of assistance is needed. All the details on how to query, submit material, or get an idea of costs (for editing) are available right on my website:

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I have many friends in the paranormal publishing and paranormal media field who are helping me get the word out — Jim Harold of the mega-popular Paranormal Podcast, and Phyllis Galde, publisher of FATE magazine, to name just a few. Thank you, Jim and Phyllis!

I also want to thank my good friend and fellow writer, Terry Aldershof, for giving me the idea of starting a literary agency in the first place. Terry is a former trucker who wrote the foreword and contributed three excellent stories to Trucker Ghost Stories. We also appeared together on the Discovery Channel/Destination America show Monsters and Mysteries in America. (Season 1, “Badlands” episode, if you want to check it out.) Terry has a truly terrifying true ghost story book of his own, Anatomy of a Haunting, published under his pen name, Lee Strong. (Terry was my first client for the Annie Wilder Literary Agency, which seems fitting and right. I already have other clients as well, which is one of the reasons why I’ve been so busy this summer.)

It is my hope that I will have the opportunity to help many other writers realize their dream of getting published.

I’ll end this post by sharing the testimonial that was the catalyst for the Annie Wilder Literary Agency and by linking to my favorite page on my website, the testimonials page.

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“I am not sure that Annie understands how much she impacted my life.  When I gave her the synopsis of Anatomy of a Haunting, it was she who insisted that I write it.  It was Annie who gave my synopsis to her agent to sell it, and when that didn’t work out, she stepped in and helped me get my manuscript in shape to query a publisher.

“When all that was done… she found a publisher that loved my book. I know that whatever she does, she will make an impact on the lives she touches. I wish Annie would consider being an agent. She is exactly what this industry needs.”

—Lee Strong, author of Anatomy of a Haunting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darkness Radio/Haunted Palmer House Event, July 24 ~ 26th

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Looking forward to seeing my friends Dave Schrader, Tim Dennis, and the Army of Darkness at tomorrow’s Haunted Palmer House event in Sauk Centre, Minnesota!

My talk is entitled: “Ghosts and Peculiar Astral Beings I Have Met.” I love Darkness Radio events because Dave and Tim are a lot of fun and their fans are super engaged, friendly, and knowledgeable.

You can find out more at the link below.

Also, check my blog next Monday for a BIG announcement! This is actually something I’ve been working on for awhile and I am really excited about it.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

http://www.darknessradio.com/#!palmer-house-event-2015—july/c1yr8