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Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties
by Susan Schwartz

Ghost Stories

Charlottesville, Virginia, and its 12 surrounding counties are filled with history and
charm. They also hold spirits who aren’t ready to leave their
beloved homes or families behind. Visit more than 75 haunting
locations with this experiential and historical guide. Shiver your
way through haunted graveyards, mansions, parks, private residences,
and other locations as you discover the past and learn of current
lingering ghosts and the havoc they continue to instigate. Have you
ever pondered about the spiritual implications from murders of olde?
Think you might like to be pinched by a ghost or have your name
called when no one is there? Interested in what a paranormal
investigative group might find? Then make plans to explore these
strange and frightening locations. Contact information is provided
for those places allowing visitations. But when you visit, be ready
for a haunting good time!

Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I am an Operating Room Nurse/Educator who uses a lot of what I see and do for fodder in my stories. I have been married for 30 years and I have one son, Timothy, who lives in New York. I also have a menagerie of animals at home, including 2 rescue cats – Manchego and Speck, many many fish, and 1 adorable gecko named Zoey.
I started writing in 2006 when I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It was a way to journal feelings and other thoughts. I joined the Virginia Writers Club where I met some great writers who taught me how word and phrase my work so readers would like it and want to read it. I started with short stories and now I have just published my first non-fiction work, Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties.

What is something unique/quirky about you?
Most people would say it is my OCD. I like things a certain way and hate when they are changed. I eat my food one thing at a time with nothing ever touching. I also don’t drink when I eat.

Tell us something interesting that has happened to you.
At the last Festival of the Book in Charlottesville this year, I saw this gentleman walk by my table, and I thought I recognized him. I stared for a moment, and I finally walked up and asked if he was in one of the Virginia Writers Club chapters. He said he wasn’t. I told him that I knew him from some where, I just couldn’t place him. I then asked his name. He told me Stephen King. I told him that he was definitely not Stephen King. At which point, he told me he was John Grisham. I was awe-struck. I recovered enough to ask if I could take a selfie, to which he replied, “Why sure.”

Susan Schwartz RN, MSN, MSHA has been an avid writer for around 10 years
doing everything from writing freelance articles to editing
manuscripts for other authors. She loves to write horror stories that
have a twist at the end.

Her alter ego is a former Operating Room Nurse, current Nurse Educator
who loves creating tales from the interesting and weird things she
has seen. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the
Virginia Writers Club where she has served as President of the
Richmond Chapter in the past. She also has two novels in the works, a
paranormal romance and a medical thriller. In her spare time, she
loves to read, crochet, and travel to such places as Italy, Spain,
Australia, and Korea.

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive content and a giveaway!

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  1. I had a great time writing about all the fascinating stories, I hope you will check them out as well.

  2. Thank you for the interview. Love ghost stories and I'll be sure to pick this one up!! Good luck on your tour and thank you for the giveaway


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