The state of Missouri is filled with odd happenings, ghostly encounters, unsolved mysteries and most especially, classic ghost stories like the tales of the Lemp Mansion, the infamous St. Louis Exorcism Case, Patience Worth, the Hornet Spook Kight and many others. "Missouri Ghosts" is a wonderful collection of these tales.
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Joan Gilbert has sold approximately 700 pieces of short fiction and non-fiction and has won 25 first place prizes in competitions sponsored by national, state and regional writers' organizations. Her favoriate prize was the Missouri Writers' Week Award for Poetry in 1997. Gilbert's work is included in eight anthologies. She sold a youth novel and an adult suspense novel, then, to the University of Missouri's Heritage Series, a non-fiction book titled "The Trail of Tears Across Missouri". This book won a fisrt prize from Missouri Press Women and a second prize from the National Federation of Press Women. "Missouri Ghosts", published regionally in 1997, won a first prize from Missouri Press Women; "More Missouri Ghosts" published in 2000 by Gilbert's own company, Mogho Books, won first prizes from both the Missouri Writers Guild and the Missouri Press Women, and a second prize from the National Federation of Press Women. Mogho also published this second edition of "Missouri Ghosts" and will publish the books Gilbert has in preparation, "Missouri Horses: Fact and Fable," and a book of poems, "Trees and Horses, Horses and Trees." Gilbert was born and reared in Dixon, Missouri, and earned her bachelor's degree at the state college in Springfield. She lives now near Hallsville, Missouri, and may tress, books and pets.Review:
Highlighted with super-atmospheric illustrations, the book covers folklore spooks to contemporary, observed ghosts; from the anecdotal to the factual. -- Chris Woodyard, editor of "Invisible Ink"
I do recommend this book ... you are sure to love it! -- Troy Taylor, in "White Chapel Ghost Book Catalog"
Well documented, with scores of quotations and illustrations .. "Missouri Ghosts" is and should be considered an American classic. -- Charles Guenther, St. Louis, international prize-winning poet and translator
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Book Description Mogho Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0971255903
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Book Description Mogho Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-085-30-2143902
Book Description Mogho Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0971255903 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0654178