First Book on Rockford, Illinois Cemeteries Released
The first book in a new series on Rockford, Illinois cemeteries was released on April 9th.
This is just the first book in a new series focusing on Rockford cemeteries. Originally scheduled for March, lingering snow in the area slowed the process because it created a snag with getting the photographs taken. Poplar Grove based Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing will be releasing the book series titled "Rockford's Final Resting Places." The series will focus on cemeteries in Rockford. Each book will feature a limited number of cemeteries. In addition to large photo galleries of each place, there will be historical information, notable facts, information about famous people buried there and more when available. The second book will follow two weeks later (April 23rd - which is World Book Day) and feature Guilford Turner and Guilford Union Cemeteries.
Founded in 2018, Poplar Grove based Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing has released seven books to date:. "Life Blood: A Collection of Vampire Tales," "Spooky Rockford: Creepy Tales in the Greater Forest City Area" and "Strange Realities: Collected Short Stories and More by Gary Hill - Expanded and Revised Edition" were all released on September 4th. "Spirited Classics: A Collection of Timeless Ghost Stories" was published one month later. "Original Superheroes:
"Life Blood: A Collection of Vampire Tales" features modern vampire related contributions from Heath D. Alberts, Erynn Crittenden, Gary Hill, Dustin Urness and Dessie R. Voigt along with historical tales in the rich tradition of vampiric fiction, including some poetry. "Spooky Rockford: Creepy Tales in the Greater Forest City Area" includes non-fiction, fictionalized non-fiction and fiction stories with contributions from Heath D. Alberts, Ernie Fuhr, Diane Hill, Gary Hill and Kathi Kresol along with two photo galleries. "Strange Realities: Collected Short Stories and More by Gary Hill - Expanded and Revised Edition" is a reissue with five newer fiction tales (along with two non-fiction and some blog posts) not included in the original collection of short stories.
"Spirited Classics: A Collection of Timeless Ghost Stories" is a collection of classic ghost stories from Algernon Blackwood, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and H.G. Wells. "Original Superheroes:
All of the books will be available in paperback at lulu.com/strangesound and Amazon.com and other book retailers. A hardcover edition of each will be available exclusively at lulu.com/strangesound.