… if you love spooky stories! Join me at ASA College on Wed. 9/ 4 to launch 2 of my 2019 spooky titles for Bearport Publishing: Horror in Michigan and Horror in New York. As with all my Bearport titles, these stories are both weirdly verifiable–no, not the ghost, but all the stories have been reported by multiple witnesses, documented in books and newspapers, and are the result of not my imagination, but research!
The real pleasure in writing these books for Bearport, including Haunted Titanic in 2018, certainly has been in tracking down the stories, and it is my hope that beyond the fun of a good scare, kids will research the people, cities and events where these haunted stories unfold.
I will also be joined by friends and faculty in reading the opening chapters of A Legend of Now and introducing the book’s twin, A Tale of Two– and offering review copies to all interested readers!
WED 9/4 at ASA College 105 West 33rd St. NYC 10001 Room 710 6-7 PM
Special thanks to the 35,000 kids nationwide who selected their books for the 2018 Children’s Choices Reading List–with special thanks for choosing “Dark Underground” by Book Boggler author E. Merwin as one of their favorites!
Now imagine your dream library–from the point of view of your much younger self. There are bean bags to plop down in, shelves upon shelves of books yet to be discovered. A kindly, well informed librarian to steer you toward books for your report–who needs Google when she’s around. And the feeling of being hidden away on a mountain top or under the sea.
That’s Castleton Free Library. Indeed it’s underground, and Jan Jones is that warm and brilliant guide to all things literary. And I’m excited to report I will be sharing my Bearport books there on Oct 8 at 7 pm. Main Street Castleton, Vermont. If you happen to be in that lovely neck of the woods, please join us!
Press Release 03/30/2018
Explore a Haunted Titanic
On the 106th anniversary of its sinking, Titanic’s ghosts still haunt us
Saturday April 14, 4-5pm Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ
Over a century after plunging into the icy waters of the
Atlantic, the Titanic still haunts our collective memory. In 2017 Bearport Publishing invited NJ author E. Merwin to research and write ghost stories for its best-selling series. Having always viewed ghosts as the stuff of fiction, she was puzzled—however, she took a plunge into the supernatural, penning eight spooky books for young readers. Join Eileen as she shares her experiences
writing for Bearport, as well as some verifiable ghost
stories from A Haunted Titanic.
Author of fantasy, fable and narrative non-fiction for kids, E. Merwin has won numerous awards, including the Next Generation New Indie Award in 2017 for regional fiction.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP below or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all who attended our Book Bogglers presentation, Haunted for Real: In Search of the Verifiable Ghost Story. It was a pleasure to share my dilemma as a writer to create narrative “nonfiction(!)” spooky books for my publisher Bearport’s series for young readers. Faced with the question of how to verify a ghost story, I soon figured out that the emphasis was not on ghost in ghost story, but on story–and that the great fun in writing Dark Underground & Deserted Cities was discovering the history– so often weirder and more oddly coincidental than the sightings of spirits, attached to these events.
Special thanks to Prof. Brooke Stowe, Library Director at ASA College, for sharing his expertise not only in research, but also on Fala, the phantom dog said to haunt the long abandoned station below Grand Central Station, Track 61. (Google it!)
After presenting Haunted for Real, I was delighted by the many stranger-than-life stories many of you shared.
So delighted, that I’d like to start cooking up a kind of Paranormal Soup for the Soul series, recounting our own unexplainable events. If you’ve witnessed, survived or been told by a reliable source of a paranormal event, please click comment and tell your story!