Friday, July 22, 2011

Lonely on a Friday Night? Join Us Here!


Hey, I'm here, hanging out. Come on and say "hi," any time.
I'm knocking around the idea of getting hypnotized to see that alien I saw when I was hypnotized last time but this time learn more about why it showed up in my childhood memories. If I do it, I'll do an audio recording and write about it for the blog. Let me know if you think this might be an interesting thing to pursue. I'm curious by nature and just because I don't believe in aliens doesn't mean I shouldn't find out what the heck one with a decorative head piece was doing in my childhood bedroom memories. Oh, and tonight Zak is doing another Paranormal Challenge--this time at Waverly Hills. The show is super lame-o, but the location is awesome.

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  1. I say go for it! You could find out some really interesting info.

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  2. I am definitely leaning that way. I'm just so damned logic-minded and don't believe in aliens and abductions, but when I underwent hypnosis and regression and went into my childhood bedroom, I recalled details I had forgotten about it and when I turned and looked at the alien with the strange head jewelry on and the two tall aliens behind him, it didn't seem startling at all. I quit the hypnosis sessions because I believed that seeing an alien meant none of what I learn under hypnosis is real, just imaginary. But, I am a curious creature...

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  3. I'm a believer in the existence of aliens, but I do have a healthy dose of skepticism. I find that it's all about balance. And my curiosity gets to me as well and I find myself reading all sorts of stuff like occult and paranormal books. I can't help but wonder, what if? You experience is rather interesting. Based on your reaction to seeing aliens in your room, it could mean that at the time, you knew them. The plot thickens...

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  4. I finally shared it with my readers a few weeks ago. I always dismissed it and put it in the back of my mind, but there was a strange sort of silent language it seemed. I felt as if this being was somehow a sort of mentor and took pride in me and was saying goodbye for the last time. It had a strange sort of jeweled thing on its forehead between its eyes and I felt as if it were someone of importance. I never looked at the tall aliens beside him, except to see slender long limbs and pale skin. I do believe in other dimensions and the possibility that this is an interaction that can occur by more advanced beings who have access to more dimensions than our own. Kind of like how we can draw on 2-dimensional paper but we are 3-dimensional beings.

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  5. That is really cool. Well I gotta go, good talking to ya and good luck with the hypnosis. :-)

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  6. That cat looks how I feel. Heat wave here...

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  7. Just a quick "hi" then back to the grindstone....

    Was hoping to have a little collection of short stories all ready to go up for sale today, but am not even close to being done. Sigh. But at least it'll have a cool cover, which I spent a good part of yesterday chasing down the rights to. :)

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  8. ToB;
    You should be here in the AZ desert--yikes! Hope you have air conditioning.

    Steve;
    You are always a sniper on Friday nights! Good luck. I want to hear about it.

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  9. Quickly...

    I am not stalking you product-release wise; I had missed your alien posts and didn't know about them until I saw the reference here. (Last week, I did a Bigfoot-themed item... this week it was "Modern Advances: Alien Abductee." The first one was partially inspired by reading your blog--I hadn't given Bigfoot much thought until then--but this week was pure coincidence.)

    As for the project... it's another book of edited PD material for release thru the Onebookshelf websites, although I may take another crack at a Kindle edition now that I am understanding what I did wrong before. Titled "From Dark Corners, Vol. I" its a collection of 12 stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert E. Howard, Bram Stoker, and H.G. Wells... with a "bonus 13th tale" from Clark Ashton Smith. The notion is to present a little collection that shows a side to these famous writers with which readers might not be familiar. It's more like my version of "Alice in Blunderland" than "Houseboat on the River Styx," as I take a lighter editorial hand here.

    (Although I did feel obligated to dial back some of Howard's racism... which is saying something. It's not exactly something I'm overly sensitive to and even I found myself going "Woah! I can't print THAT!" :) )

    Still pulling together the collection that will feature a mix of new and PD fiction. But I have hopes for this one.

    If nothing else, it was fun to put together.

    BTW--if you got this far--how do you set the price points on your eBooks? I'm setting mine a bit lower than I like, but feel that I'd only right because I'm working with PD material as my foundation... but I am curious if I'm not going TOO low.

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  10. And yeah... now I'm just procrastinating. A body at rest, stays at rest and all that. :D

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  11. Steve;
    You are like a dude version of me. I have to laugh. Your projects sound wicked awesome! My novella series, I did 99 cents. I figured, with people love western horror, I could make up for it in sales. What a fucking joke. Sales in general in Kindle and Nook suck BIG TIME! Even with tons of publicity and getting it out there, getting it sold is a nightmare. The other two books are 2.99 and I did that because they were not only longer, but they took a lot of research and work. I'm concentrating now on getting real hard books because I figure once people know my writing, they will look for my other books. It's a matter of getting them to find me. I have all the confidence in the world about my ideas, my creativity and uniqueness and the way I write, but getting those readers to find me--yikes! Who searches for a book of photographs and psychic reads of abandoned places? Now, loads of people would love to read that, but they never think to look for it. I'm learning more about naming books and utilizing every possible method to get it known. Still, extremely disappointing. I can never be a writer full-time at this rate and it is very frustrating because I honestly believe that is the single purpose I have in the world--to put across creative and intellectual and inspirational ideas through writing. But, one thing about me, that red hair makes me very stubborn and I plug along no matter what. I understand, like when I used to model and do pageants, that you never know which client is going to think you are the shit. I'm just waiting for someone to realize I am the shit.

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  12. I gladly offer you the services of my Onebookshelf outlet if you don't already have one, if you're interested and don't mind having your books appear under the NUELOW Games banner. (I will have a steady stream of releases coming out the next two months at least, which will help keep you close to the "front page."

    Here are the current listings for the books,, although your stuff would also be listed here, DriveThruHorror.comwhere "From Dark Corners" will also be listed. And I have a habit of listing everything at RPGNow.com. Behind the scenes, these are all one massive outlet, so it's just a question of clicking where books are offered for sale.

    I'm not setting the world on fire with my releases, either, but one more outlet can't hurt you, if you're interested.

    BTW, I am doing a "Killing Custer" item for the ROLF! game anyway... I could include a "Cowboys and Zombies" and do a tie-in with one of your books. :)

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  13. Man... I rushed that post. Feel free to call out anything that is too garbled to comprehend.

    Executive summary: I have an electronic listing with Onebookshelf that will be frequently updated; you're welcome to have your books listed there, too. The royalty is very reasonable, I think.

    I am doing a "wild west" ROLF! supplement that will revolve around Little Bighorn. I can easily adjust it to feature cowboys and zombies and tie it to one your books.

    It might help. I doubt it would hurt.

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  14. Steve;
    You are delightfully demented, you know? I love that you are as multitasking as I am. What a hoot! Actually, my Midnight Arroyo series, starting with Josiah: Undead Cowboy were done with the hopes of a game premise or even movie premise because this series has some really crazy western twists on horror. Even all the art done for it on his blog is done with to-game feel already. I look at it this way, I plug around at what I was meant to do on this earth and one thing I know about life is that as long as you live it, things happen. If you stop, things stop. So, forward momentum, my friend! In other words, "CHARGE!"

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  15. Well... any "ROLF!" tie-in won't be anything but a silly foot-note. I'm just spit-balling helpful suggestions.

    Although, as I may have mentioned, I'm not exactly putting out best-sellers either. But I have noticed a steep drop in even clicks on the listings when all of my products slip off the "new releases" page.

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  16. You know, I'm discovering that with my super high google rating, I should take advantage of it for my book. Pretty much, when I search for any subject I've written about, I am in the top 3 usually always. That says a lot. So, I started writing posts about my books and retro-dating them so my readers don't have to deal with new posts about them, but I entitle them things people might look for, like "western horror fiction" and then it's a post about Josiah: Undead Cowboy. I also found tumblr to be very good for anything visual. If you have pics--they do really well on there and you make it so anyone who ever clicks on the photo will go to your site. It's little things, but I'm learning.

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  17. Maybe you should slide the Josiah sales banners to the top of the column? I dunno if that would help, but it's a thought.

    I'm discovering that my years away from hobby games has make my blog audience almost entirely movie-centric (aside from the ones coming in search of boobies via the Tectonic Tuesday and Scream Queen series), so I'm seeing virtually no flow to the RPGNow outlet. More traffic comes from my Facebook page.

    I tried to set up a Tumblr blog, but I'm too lazy.... if there's a way that the pictures would just go automatically from Blogger ot there, I'd be a happy person. :)

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  18. Seriously, someone should invent that, but they do have a queue and I put a week's worth of pics linked to my blog or books on there. My blog for GHT has the queue filled until August 1 and the Kickin Up Dust blog has stuff in the queue to early September! I did that on purpose because I'm shifting into the editing phase of the book and trying to write Sheriff Kai: Zombie Outlaw Killer. I did make reservations for Julie and I for a local resort--very nice--for 2 nights in August so we can do the final editing touches on the book and plot out an idea for an AZ TV show we'd like to try to pitch based on the book--basically going to the most scary and unknown and crazy places in AZ.

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  19. I voted for you for top paranormal site

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  20. Are you sure it wasn't top abnormal site? Haha. Thank you, Barry. I'm really surprised and honored.

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  21. Nothing wrong with top abnormal site

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  22. Yes, that's true. I never wanted to just be normal. I think I'd rather be thought of as unpredictable. I like making it hard to peg me. Is she a sex fiend? Is she an intelligent nerd? Is she a stand-up comedienne? What the hell is she???

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  23. I'm going to go do work for real now. :)

    But on lining up posts. My blogs are starting to suffer because of the time needed for the NUELOW Games projects (not to mention attempts at lining up gigs that pay real money) because my pre-programmed content is running out. I need to get on that.

    Well, have a week. And drop me a line if you want space under my awning at Onebookshelf. :)

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  24. Okay, my lovely, you've dragged me into the 21st Century! I just downloaded the Kindle App. to my Mac (who knew?) and I bought "Was That a Ghost?", from Amazon.

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  25. LGH;
    I'm very pleased with that book. If you ever wanted to know how I've handled myself as a ghost hunter and the things I've learned and how I handle clients, it's all there. I consider it my legacy. Congrats, dear! I can't wait to hear what you think. :-)

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  26. I want to Believe
    I’ve have watch every Ghost Hunters ,GHI , Ghost Adventures ,Paranormal State, Extreme Paranormal , Paranormal Cops , Fact or Faked, Haunted Collector , Ghost Lab , Destination truth and more …
    And after watching all this I’m not sold on anything , Questions I have
    Why do they shoot these shows in the Dark the home owner or guest see stuff in the day or with the lights on no one every report I was walking around in total darkness and I saw a ghost
    Why play background Music every time the investigator says did you hear that !!!! No all I hear is music
    ( especially the live broadcast done by GH on Halloween)
    And why don’t the investigator just shut up and Listen
    And why do the Investigator scream oh my god !! and run from the room when I little noise is heard of something falls of the shelf ( Check out Aaron on GA what a big baby I believe this show is all fake)
    I could go on and on and maybe I will but I will read your book first “ Did I see a ghost “
    Just a Old friend from you Past

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  27. Hey. I would probably compare it to this--does watching "House" show us about hospitals and doctors? I don't consider any of the paranormal shows to be a representation of true investigations. They're purely for the purpose of selling commercials and making revenue. Nothing wrong with making cash on it, but when you bring in a production company and a channel, you're bound to end up with a bastard child. I know people who are on these shows and they often lament that the production company and the channel take what they did and make it into a horrible mess. That being said, having a paranormal experience is something that doesn't come to you. You usually have to be in the right place and at the right time. I can go on a hunt in 15 places and never run into genuine phenomena, but that doesn't mean it isn't there, just wasn't showing itself that night. It's hit or miss. I'm working on some research into what commonalities occur when these things happen--what triggers it, why some places and not others? Lots of questions I still have. I'm a logic-driven woman and work in the medical field and am a highly organized Virgo type, but there are some things even I can't possibly ignore. I'm not saying they are spiritual in nature, they launch themselves into our physical world, so I call them unexplained physics. Most researchers do so at night for many reasons. I know my reasoning is extremely practical. In the dark, I can see the shift of something moving against the bits of light that are present. In the daytime, you don't have that perspective and your pupils are not fully dilated. More importantly, you need a still setting--quiet and with traffic and daytime intrusions. When a house gets quiet at night, that's when anything happening can be discerned. Oh, and glad you found my blog.

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  28. I'm looking forward to reading it! I've had a couple of spooky incidents in my life and I'm really interested in your take on ghosties.

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  29. LGH; I'm at ghosthuntingtheories on gmail if you ever want to shoot the breeze. I have a weird body of life experience that worked into how I handle cases. It wasn't just growing up in a haunted house and being psychic, but I've counseled people with panic disorder and anxiety disorders for over 20 years and many of those techniques work into helping clients get a reframe on what's happening. The things I teach in the book actually work for everything in life.

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  30. Yes, I'll run my stories by you at some stage. They're just little anecdotes but I'd always be interested to hear your opinion.

    By the way, I forgot to mention before, I'd love to hear more about the aliens you saw when you were hypnotized. My vote is: go for it!!

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  31. http://autumnforestghosthunter.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-alien-encounter.html
    This is the story. I'm seriously considering a regression with a recording to share with the readers. I think it's important for me, as an investigator and an inquisitive person, to probe things that might not be comfortable just to open up the universe. If we think we know everything, we can't be true investigators.

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  32. Not sure if you're still going tonight, But figured I'd say Hai! :)

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  33. Aw poop, I gave up too soon. Lmfao! Darnitttt.

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