News from Twelve Stakes

Ghosts, Bootleggers and Communicating with the Dead

My sister-in-law is always looking for new ways to open up her world.

Most recently she's discovered a program called Access.  I'm not going into the nuts and bolts of it right now is but suffice it to say it blows your mind.  Literally.  Access allows you to expand your awareness exponentially and do some pretty amazing things.

Do you remember how at the end of Sixth Sense, you find out that the Bruce Willis character who counsels the boy throughout the whole movie turns out to be a ghost?  And it's totally spooky, sad and terrifying at the same time?

Well Access says, "Yup, we see dead people.  All the time.  They're called entities. The question is, are you going to let them scare the crap out of you or are you going to put them to work?"

Still with me?

Where Truth Is Always Stranger Than Fiction

My first book, One Death at a Time, opens with Jack Strayhorn, Vampire Detective extraordinaire, standing over two dead bodies “like an angel of death.”

One is a woman and the other is a man.  The man is dressed like Jack Kennedy -- reddish brown wig and a vintage suit from the sixties.  The woman is dressed like Marilyn Monroe with a blond wig and the iconic white halter dress from The Seven Year Itch.  They’ve both been shot through the head.