Rockford, Illinois Cemetery Book Set For 815 Day Release
August 15th is 815 or Rockford Day, and Poplar Grove based publisher Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing will be releasing a new book on two Rockford cemeteries on that date. "Rockford's Final Resting Places: Volume Four" is that book.
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. The second book was released on April 23rd. That book focuses on two of Rockford's oldest remaining cemeteries, Guilford Turner and Guilford Union Cemeteries. Volume Two was solely by Gary Hill. The third was released on June 18th. As the other books, Volume Three focuses on two of Rockford's cemeteries, Arlington Memorial Park and Union Cemeteries. That one is by Gary Hill and is similarly photo-heavy.
Going forward the series will continue its focus on cemeteries in Rockford. Each future book will feature two cemeteries. Book five will be released near the end of September. Founded in 2018, Poplar Grove based Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing has released nine books (other than the Final Resting Places series) 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:
Upcoming books (beyond the Resting Places series) from Tales of Wonder and Dread planned in the near future include "Lovecraftian Branches: Weird Tales Built on H.P. Lovecraft's Mythos" and "Lovecraftian Roots: Writers Who Influenced Howard Phillips Lovecraft" (both due August 20th) and "Spooky Rockford Two: More Creepy Tales in the Greater Forest City Area," "Spooky Berwyn: Creepy Tales in the Chicago Suburbs" and "Spooky Fiction: Creepy Tales" (due September 4th on the anniversary of TOWD's debut).
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.