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Supernatural & Occult

Weird Encounters

True Tales of Haunted Places

Compiled by Joanne M. Austin, illustrated by Ryan Doan [9781402754616]
Series: Weird
Publisher: Sterling
Published: September 2010
320 pages
ISBN: 1-4027-5461-2
ISBN13: 9781402754616
$19.95 US
$23.95 Canadian
Hardcover with Jacket
all in color
6 1/2 X 9 1/2
Carton Quantity: 8
Territory: North America Only

Scarier and stranger than any multiplex horror movie, Weird Encounters features more than 75 supernatural stories contributed by writers from across the country. Compiled by Joanne M. Austin, editor of the hugely successful Weird Hauntings, this chilling anthology tells of “Historic Haunts,” and “Hostel Environments” and conjures up a host of phantasms, paranormal pranksters, and devilishly destructive spirits-like the deceased owner of an Illinois inn whose ghost gets fresh with his female patrons and the bridge in Mississippi that's haunted by a serial murderer and his victims.

Joanne M. Austin is a freelance writer and editor who works in two subject matter extremes: the financial services industry and Weird N.J. magazine. At the latter, she has interviewed a wide range of weirdly interesting people and edited a special edition of the magazine dealing with a notoriously spooky and strange road. She currently lives in a dark, wooded corner of northwestern New Jersey and has yet to see a ghost.

Ryan Doan is an editor and the production associate for Weird N.J., the creative group at the heart of the Weird U.S. series. Between assignments, he usually travels the forgotten highways of the U.S. and beyond, camera and notebook in hand, lending a careful ear for the stories of those he meets. He still finds himself checking under the bed at night-but with eager anticipation. He can be reached through his website at www.ryandoan.com.