This is it — the print edition of my new book, Ghostlore of Illinois Colleges and Universities, is now available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com! It’s been nearly six months since I submitted the manuscript to Crossroad Press, and it has been well worth the wait. Now, just in time for the fall, you can own a copy of the first book exclusively devoted to Illinois college folklore and ghost stories. Read the description below:
On a dark and stormy night on a college campus near you, a young coed is about to make a grisly discovery… or so the legend goes. At colleges and universities across Illinois, students tell ghostly tales, from beloved librarians who refuse to go home, to sad specters suffering from a broken heart. Join Michael Kleen as he explores the history and mystery behind haunted college dorms, libraries, classrooms, theaters, and more. In this one-of-a-kind book, current and former students and faculty tell their tales of mysterious encounters at their beloved alma maters. Kleen scours every source to bring these stories to light in the first book exclusively devoted to Illinois college lore.
Why do ghost stories continue to have such an appeal on college campuses? What are the scariest stories from universities in Illinois? Is there any truth to the tales? These questions and more will be answered in Ghostlore of Illinois Colleges and Universities. With a foreword by Elizabeth Tucker, Professor of English at Binghamton University and author of Haunted Halls.