Saturday, October 15th – My appearance at the paranormal meet & greet in Charleston, Illinois kicked off the first event in a book tour I am dubbing the “Heartland is Haunted” tour. The event in Charleston was organized by Becky Guymon of the Illinois Metaphysical & Paranormal Society and featured groups from east-central Illinois. After the meet and greet, I conducted a tour of haunted places around Coles County. The event was an overwhelming success, and I’m very excited about my appearances all next week in the second leg of the book tour. “Heartland is Haunted” t-shirts are available for $14. Check out what Angela Howser of the Disclosure had to say about the event:
In keeping with the ‘spirit’ of things, we attended an event Saturday (10.15.11) in Charleston that was the kick-off of a week-long series of appearances for our columnist and friend, author/publisher Michael Kleen… he was downstate and continues to be a bit south of his stomping grounds of Rockford promoting his books of the paranormal and local history and legends.
Kleen will be giving cemetery tours and presentations as they pertains to local legends and reports of hauntings; later this week, October 22 ,he’ll be in [Macon] County with our friend Angie Johnson, who is conducting a tour of a local cemetery, Peck, which she’s leading the way in restoration of. In order to fund restoration, Angie is also conducting a ghost hunt, and has raised quite a bit of money with this fun and successful venture, all for the good of the cemetery preservation. Angie is emerging as a state leader in the Association for Gravestone Studies,a fascinating venture.
Upcoming tour dates, times, & locations:
Camargo Township Library in Villa Grove, IL
October 20, 2011 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Beads N Botanicals in Urbana, IL
October 21, 2011 – 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Barnes & Noble in Champaign, IL
October 21, 2011 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Book Warehouse in Tuscola, IL
October 22, 2011 – 1 to 3pm
Legends and Lore at Peck Cemetery
October 22, 2011 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm