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Monday, May 11, 2015

New Contest! Win Free Merch By Facebook Sharing

In an effort to promote the current crowd-funding campaign for the upcoming book, These Mysterious Hills is also launching a new contest, with opportunities to score some of the rewards of donors without spending a dime.

The top ten sharers of the link over the next 2 weeks will be entered into a drawing to receive a variety of prizes associated with the book launch.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded, so if you share the following link regularly, you basically have about a 1 in 3 chance of winning.

To enter, simply go to the Mysterious Hills Facebook page ( and click ‘Share’ on the link for the Indiegogo campaign.  This is the best way to keep track of who has shared it.  Repeat often ( but not *too* often- no more than 2 shares per 24 hours will be counted toward the contest).  

  • 1st prize: VIP ticket to the book release bash, including after-hours tutorial in ghost-hunting and an opportunity to explore and investigate the haunted former Colt mansion in Pittsfield (October 3), plus a free signed copy of the book and a limited edition bookmark guide to haunted sites throughout the Berkshires.
  • 2nd prize: free signed copy of the book, limited edition bookmark
  • 3rd prize: free eBook edition of the book + bookmark

Tuesday, May 05, 2015


A new kind of history...

Chock full of ghost stories, legendary people, strange creatures, UFO accounts,  unsolved mysteries, and all manner of bizarre incidents... this book will offer the first comprehensive collection of folklore drawn from three and a half centuries of local history.  In this form, it represents the culmination of more than a decade of writing on all things weird in the Berkshires and its surroundings.
With your help, I can bring this unconventional chronicle of a fascinating region to life, allowing a unique alternate window into an important part of New England history for both residents, visitors, and potential visitors alike.

Uncovering the Berkshires

  • As an independently produced and published work, These Mysterious Hills can go beyond generic genre limitations to portray the diverse collection of local curiosities.  An additional $2,000 dollars is being sought to help defray costs involved in printing, distributing and promoting this book.
  • Unique perks available to funders include free book copies, special limited edition merchandise, extensive promotional opportunities, guided tours and rare chances to explore little known haunted sites in the Berkshires.    Click here for more info.
  • All funds raised will be used to underwrite costs of making this book available to residents and visitors of the area as well as curiosity seekers the world over.

Benefits the Berkshires

In addition to providing a broader perspective of the history of the region, These Mysterious Hills will help enhance the region's appeal as a destination for para-tourism, one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry.  Included among the numerous locations brought to life in this book are many of the region's premiere venues for culture, history and natural beauty.