Best Summer Reads: Summer Escapes


Julie and I are offering up our favorite reads for this summer. These are all of our books, together and separately. This shows how in a decade two creative forces can make dreams come true and put word to page and create a huge array of reading content; the kinds of things we want to read!



Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories (Desert Edition) contains photographs and psychic reads from 12 abandoned sites in the Arizona desert. Follow Julie Ferguson's photography and Sharon Day's psychic reads on an adventure into the past, the present, and all the murky boundaries of the two worlds.

The second in the popular Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories series, this Appalachian Edition takes the reader to a vastly different location than the previous Desert Edition. Julie Ferguson captured a wide variety of abandoned sites in Appalachia in stunning photographs. Sharon Day performed a psychic read on each location to write emotionally-gripping vignettes of a person's life. Even though these locations are long since abandoned, there is still life within, information awaiting a psychic sensitive to bring them to life again with her touch. The book contains many bonus sections, as well, such as why cemeteries are haunted, tips on urban exploration and photography, the beautiful region of Appalachia, a bonus read on an abandoned stuffed animal in a cemetery, and tips on what it's like to perform psychometry (psychic reading elicited by touching an object). Once these visions are in the reader's mind, it will be as hard to let them go as it is for the psychic.

Zombie Housewives of the Apocalypse
1950s dark humor, full-color book involving Liz (drunken slutty divorcee) and Stella (perfect 1950s housewife) surviving a Cold War chemical bomb that turns everyone into zombies. Live the 1950s with these zombie gals acting as if nothing has changed. In this alternative universe, the 1950s marched on except with a zombie population in the growing suburbs. 

Zombie Housewives of the 1960s
In this full-color, dark-humor book, we have a 1960s where the government sprayed Paraquat on the marijuana plants only to have them turn invincible and the hippies that smoked it, invincible with munchies for human flesh. We took the 1960s and zombie'tized them for a really fun read. Follow Colleen (Nancy Sinatra hipster) and Blossom (hippie) on their trek through the decade turned zombies with segregation, War, and protesting. 

Zombie Housewives of the 1970s
In this decade, our dark-humor, full-color book takes Melissa (environmental protestor) and Mary (a career woman) into a zombie scenario when their city (Chicago) experiences a Three Mile Island scenario and the citizens turn zombie. Once the city is walled up, the world is fascinated by the lives of these zombies and everyone wants to tan to have their copper glow and dress like them. They are celebrities. The 1970s are taken to a new level with the zombie theme.

Zombie Housewives of the 1980s
In the 1980s it's all about money and extravagence. When a sexually-transmitted disease creates zombie conditions in the citizens, no one can tell who is a zombie by looking at them. Follow ambitious ladder-climbing Madison and mall-singing Brandi as they handle the 1980s in their zombie condition.

Three outcast nerds and one of them's popular brother join together to deal with a Northern Soldier and a Southern Soldier, both haunting the sibling's estate. How do they banish them or keep them from fighting?  A book meant for the 8-12 range "tweenagers." 

Twice as Special 

This delightful children's book is a reassuring message to children. At the Critter school the flamingos and lambs, frogs and owls, all play happily on the playground, but for three children they feel left out. A lizard-frog child, a flamingo-owl child, and a sheep-goat child realize they are extra special when the school has a competition. Because they are half their mother and half their father, they have more to offer in the competition than the purebreds. 

Kickin' It Up! (Getting Lost to Find Ourselves)

Julie and I share how our friendship had us hitting the road to chase paranormal adventures and photograph abandoned sites, but each time we came home, something major changed in our life. We got to figure out what we wanted, who we were, and why life is so awesomely serendiptious.

(Groovy New Life Publication)

Another Groovy New Life blog journal for manifesting and archiving life. The sunflower tracks the sun. Enjoy using this journal to track the divine focus of your life. Whatever your dream, whatever makes you smile, whatever serendipity occurs, take note.
If you face the light, the light shines on you.
What you focus on you become.

(Groovy New Life Publication)
Give thanks at the end of the day. Draw it, write it, say it in a prayer. You will shine with all the brilliance of a sunset. Another inspiring diary from

Emote Journal
(Groovy New Life Publication)
Emoticon-themed Journal. Everyone emotes. Lots of people journal. Combine the two for fun. Groovy New Life blog is offering their "Emote Journal." On each page entry there are emoticons at the top. Circle the one that fits your mood for that day. Write about why. When the journal is full and you're ready to move on to one of our other uplifting journals, you wlil see that each day's emotions stand alone for various reasons. Life is a dynamic and passionate, emotion-filled journey. And there are no bad or good emotions, only honest ones.



Arizona's Back Roads: A Travel Guide to Ghosts, Outlaws, and Miners 

Journey to Arizona through over 240 scenic photographic images and 36 stories imparting unusual and bizarre regional happenings throughout history. Read about the Native American ruins and the ancient civilizations that inhabited their stone walls, leaving behind pottery shards, handmade tools, and astonishing petroglyphs etched on boulders. Discover forgotten places, now decaying and abandoned, with accompanying stories behind their rise and fall. Visit six Southwestern mining towns famous for riches, scandals, and hope for new lives. These towns were booming in their heyday, but because of greed, natural disasters, and drying-up mines, they became ghost towns. Meet Wild West outlaws who ended up dead and buried somewhere in the desert. Discover mysterious conundrums either found buried beneath the dirt floor, roaming the barren desert, or made from odd objects, and witness the unusual weather conditions that plague the Southwest. Find ghosts, mummies, and fossils talked about in urban legends of the desert and lost treasures and castles in the mountains. Includes directions and visitor information. Arizona awaits your arrival.

Arizona has several vineyards and wine tasting rooms scattered around the state. South of Tucson on Highway 83 is where you will find the Sonoita Wine Trail. This wine trail includes the towns of Sonoita, Elgin, Patagonia, Tubac, and even Tombstone. In this book I cover all the towns, vineyards, and places to stay, shop or dine along with historic sites nearby each town. Just a few miles on Highway 83, the scenery will change. It moves from a desert look with cacti, to rolling grassy hills. You feel like you were transported to another corner of the world. The Sonoita Wine Trail is the perfect place to getaway, relax, and escape your everyday life.


My award-winning 5-star book giving the accounts of my siblings, parents, and my own experiences living in a Civil War hospital (used by both sides during the war) and which was very haunted. This is a step into nostalgia, the grace in which a family embraces its often unseen co-occupants and parents who made the experience enlightening instead of frightening.

From the author of the award-winning, “Growing Up With Ghosts,” “Vacationing With Ghosts” is an account of Sharon Day’s childhood summer home and the haunted local area, told from the point of view of the author as a psychic child in the 1960s and 1970s. This nostalgic look at Mobjack Bay and the quiet inlet where the family’s summer home was located is both a beautiful accounting of a magical time and place, and also an insightful view into how a psychically sensitive child deals with an ever-changing landscape of spectral comings and goings. From stories of pirate ghosts and blue orbs of floating lights in the graveyard to the lonely female ghost screaming on The Bay, Sharon Day transports the reader with her to dark and misty inlets, unsolved mysteries, quirks of nature and other realms using the very insights she utilizes today on her popular blog site, Ghost Hunting Theories.

Psychic Isabeau “Beau” Fraser is thrilled when her billionaire client hires her and her friends to investigate the unexplained. But, she soon realizes it isn’t just ghosts doing the haunting, Marco Petrov and an unresolved history lurked in the shadows. While investigating a dusty mansion, an abandoned prison, a lonely lighthouse, and a ramshackle woodland home, her team gathers evidence of the afterlife as well as evidence of a longing that never died.

Billionaire Edward Schulte dispatches psychic Beau Fraser and her investigative team to track down evidence of Bigfoot. Chasing the elusive hairy man is nearly as dangerous and terrifying as her feelings for Marco. Caught in the crosshairs between two men who want her, Beau has to dance a fine line. On the one hand, she must keep Schulte’s secret from the team, and on the other hand, she doesn’t want to upset the newly developed closeness with Marco. Will the team that investigated ghosts in the last installment (“Ghost of a Chance!”) be able to survive the dangers in the forests, and will Beau Fraser be able to survive the dangers of the heart?

Armed with a mystical ring and the promise of saving one life, the SEEK Team explores portal phenomena. Even after his death, billionaire Edward Schulte haunts Beau and Marco. Their research mission this time is a dangerous one, and their feelings keep them even more vulnerable. Will they approach the threshold of a parallel world and will Marco be able to carry Beau through the threshold to marital bliss?

Halloween isn't just a day, it's a whole season and adults love it just as much as kids! This book, "Adult Halloween: Taking Back the Season!" by Sharon Day is an extensive guide for reclaiming the season adult style. It covers how to live Halloween every day, how to make it more horrifying, goth, nostalgic, and sexy. It includes guides on how to challenge your fears, drink and movie pairings, carving, talking to the dead, urban exploration, country fairs, spooky photography, phobia theater, yard haunt tips, recipes and more. If you are already a big kid about the Halloween season, this book will help you launch into a new level of terror and celebration - adult style!


Got time for a short story? These short stories are timed! This 47,000 word book is an anthology of short stories covering subjects from vampires to werewolves, clowns to gnomes, zombies to scarecrows, and so much more. Sharon Day takes the reader into some dark places the mind doesn't like to probe, some situations that are highly uncomfortable, and outcomes that were unexpected. Her love of atmosphere and mood and the desire to probe at the things we most fear has this writer satisfying your need for dark tales. Each story starts with a short description, the word count and approximate reading time so that the reader can decide if there's time for a story while out and about or curling up in the evening before bedtime. As well, there is a bonus section of short stories based on the author's experiences in places all alone that no one wants to be in after dark all alone.


Barry Huddleston of Gnostalgia "With the ability of most ebook readers to highlight and add notes, "Was That a Ghost?" will become your personal wiki of the paranormal."
You see a dark shadow in your bedroom, hear a voice whispering in your ear, get a sudden chill with goosebumps and wonder, was that a ghost? As she does on her popular blog, “Ghost Hunting Theories,” Sharon Day will take you through quizzes, descriptions and real-life examples to help you understand your experience. She will introduce you to her technique; the “Trinity of Relevance” to learn if you had a haunting encounter or not. When you are done with Was That a Ghost?, you will not only know if you have encountered the world of the paranormal, but you will also have skills and knowledge you can apply to future events. It is the goal of this book to give the reader life skills that enhance understanding of the paranormal. Hers is a very unique perspective and your mind will forever be opened to the possibilities after reading this book.

Sharon Day, author of Ghost Hunting Theories blog and many para-books, reveals how to develop your psychic skills; how to know if you might be psychic, types of psychics, how to develop the skills, the 3 obstacles of good psychic reads, a psychic's place on a paranormal investigation team, and how to pick a psychic.

From the top paranormal blog, Ghost Hunting Theories, a fantastic book all about ghosts. What can they do? What are they made of? How do we know if a location might be haunted? Ever wonder about the unusual world of the paranormal? Look for answers here from the #1 ghost hunting blog on the Web.

From the files of the top paranormal blog, Ghost Hunting Theories, this book is a compilation of some of the most intriguing and amazing ancient giants information. You will see evidence not seen anywhere else and expedition results that reveal some shocking finds.

From the top paranormal blog, Ghost Hunting Theories, a series of unexplained cases not found anywhere else. Ponder the mysteries of our strange world and study the evidence with researcher Sharon Day.

From the Ghost Hunting Theories blog, another in the series. This time Sharon Day delves into outdoor hauntings. Some are in places you expect, others are total surprises. It shows us, once again, that ghosts are everywhere!

From the top paranormal blog, Ghost Hunting Theories, Sharon Day takes the reader into the best posts about Bigfoot, the mechanics and physiology and potential implications of their origins.

This 50-page book outlines Sharon Day's personal journey into taking on a Vegan lifestyle, her motivations for doing it, how she made the transition, and the benefits of such a lifestyle. She also includes how to add more nutrients to your diet, even if you want to continue to eat meat. She has learned first hand the immense benefits of having a diet high in vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Sharon Day, an ex-model and pageant gal, shares the secrets for how she became a selfie expert on Facebook. She tells you the insider tips on how to take the shots, lighting, makeup, camera, poses, expressions, personality and after effects on photo programs. This book is helpful for both men and women to learn how to make the most of their assets and get their true essence across to the camera.

Sharon Day, author of the blog "Ghost Hunting Theories" and many books on para-subjects, shares her almost 24-year-old complete recovery from panic disorder. In her candid expression of how she recovered, she also shares the mental hygiene guidelines she applies to everyday challenges for a fulfilling life. It is her belief that panic disorder was the best thing that ever happened to her.

How did the cowboy get to this point? One day Josiah was an anonymous cowpoke in a gold rush town, the next day he was undead. Was there anyway he could end his eternity in the Arizona desert? The answers were deep inside an abandoned gold mine where the Spirit of the Gold and his ghoulish minions resided. As the self-proclaimed guardian of the ghost town filled with ghosts, Josiah walks the line between dead and alive. When the cowboy tries to protect a woman from the ghouls, it becomes apparent that she might have more to fear from him. This 25,000 word, 7-chapter novella is the first in a series of western twists on horror classic themes, a series entitled “Midnight Arroyo.”

Paranormal author and blogger, Sharon Day, shares her own personal experiences with alien greys throughout her life and the implications on every aspect of her abilities, talents, ambitions, and very soul. Coming from a woman who has always been skeptical of alien visitations, this book is very enlightening and candid.


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