Third Book on Rockford, Illinois Cemeteries Released
The third book in a new series on Rockford, Illinois cemeteries was released on June 18th. The book focuses on two of Rockford's cemeteries, Arlington Memorial Park and Union Cemeteries.
By: Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing
The first book in the series was published on April 9th and was focused on Cedar Bluff and Greenwood Cemeteries. That book was similarly photo heavy. It was also done by Gary Hill, but that one also included contributions from Ernie Fuhr. On that one the galleries are rounded out by some bios of some of the notable burials and an article by Ernie Fuhr titled "The Ghouls of Greenwood." The second book was released on April 23rd - which is World Book Day. The book focuses on two of Rockford's oldest remaining cemeteries, Guilford Turner and Guilford Union Cemeteries. That one was solely by Gary Hill.
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 is releasing the book series titled "Rockford's Final Resting Places." Going forward the series will continue its focus on cemeteries in Rockford. Each future book (as the first two) will feature a limited number of cemeteries. The fourth book is scheduled to be published on 815 Day - August 15th. .
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.
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