Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Gettysburg and Pterodactyls


When you’re an author and a psychic, you find yourself at the most amazing places. This past Sunday, I was invited to a Psychic Event in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Marti Haines and Marcia Balint Moore, the owners of “On Angels Wings” in Burlington, New Jersey asked me to join them at the event hosted by the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange.

Once we arrived at the shop, we began to unload the tents and set up. Marcia told me to keep my eyes open for the pet Pterodactyl. I thought she was kidding, but within minutes a very large Turkey Vulture was checking us out from the top of the barn. I’ve seen plenty of vultures, but this had to be the biggest, yet.
While we spent the day interacting with the wonderful owners of the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange and the patrons attending the event, the vulture made sure to remind us of its presence by either flying overhead to land in a nearby tree or to frequently play peek-a-boo with us from the barn.

Pamela Barry, Steven Barry and Anthony Romano Jr, the owners of the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange and they are also part of the Paranormal After Party Television Show. That day, they had a cast member from season 4 of "The Walking Dead" at their shop signing autographs. Amber Dawn Fox was the young lady who played Officer Bello. I was excited to chat with Amber because as everyone knows, I write the weekly reviews of "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" for Biff Bam Pop the Canadian Pop Culture site.


I want to head back up to Gettysburg to do some ghost investigations. I don't have to search that hard as there are many souls on that battlefield. If your looking for the best in Metaphysical supplies, go on "On Angels Wings" webpage and if you're looking for the best in ghost hunting equipment and more, contact or visit the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange....Say hello to the Pterodactyl for me.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Steampunk Granny on God's Way Television


I must give thanks to GOD for allowing me to "Do my thing" since retiring from the Academy of Natural Sciences. I have been on many adventures as Steampunk Granny and I am enjoying the ride... I meet such wonderful people and learn more about the world we live in...for example:

I was fortunate enough to meet a very lovely woman at the Psychic Healing & Expo that was held a few months ago in Blackwood, N. J.

I was selling my first two books of the Roof Oasis Series and doing psychic card readings using cards featuring the Blessed Mother. Adolphina Shephard stopped at my table to talk about my books. She was interested in reading my science fiction series that touched on many controversial topics that we are both were interested in. Later that week, Adolphina contacted me to say how much she'd enjoyed my books and then asked me to be a guest on a television show called God's Way.


Adolphina Shephard is a Public Figure-Creator and co-host of TV Show God's Way YTVY. Spiritual Teacher, & Meta-physician. Her co-host is Thomas Knights Templar, an Intuitive Spiritual Healer.

On the day of the show, my husband dropped me off at Adolphina's home where I met Karen Schlacter is a professional Palm Reader and psychic and has a book that will be out soon, called Masterpeace. Her passions are Tai Chi and Qigong - Vedic Palmistry - Karuna Reiki and Spiritualism

Once we reached New York, Thomas treated the entire staff to a wonderful dinner and I watched as the stage was set for the programming. It was such a great learning lesson and I love to see how things are done behind the scenes with producer Brian La Payower.

Monday, June 6, 2016

A Serenade for the Living, Dead, and Mother Nature


I’ve posted about the many events offered at the Laurel Hill Cemetery way too many times to count. I guess you can say that I am a big fan of this Historic Philadelphia Gem near to the Zoo and you would be right on target. My friend and I volunteer whenever I’m not busy doing a book signing, psychic reading or ghost investigation. I love this place that much.

This past Friday, Rita and I headed over the bridge and to the cemetery to see the Divine Hand Ensemble. This is about the fourth year that I’ve been fortunate to see these amazing performers. The Divine Hand Ensemble consists of Mano Divina Giannone who plays the Theremin, Monique Canniere who does vocals and violin, Julie Myers who does vocals and violin, Brit Walmsley who does vocals and violin, Hannah Richards on the Viola, Jonathan Salmon on the Cello, Gloria Galante on the Harp, Mary Kelso Bryson on the Harp and Randall Rudolph on vibes and percussion.

The Ensemble played in front of an ancient mausoleum and the music was a collection of a multitude of styles including funerary, classical, rock, and spiritual. The best part of the show was when the Ensemble performed a David Bowie tune and their rendition of the theme from Edward Scissorhands. I particularly love the Funerary tunes.

While the music played and the bats flew overhead, I was watching a female ghost along with the several spirit children who stood at her side. I’ve seen this spirit before. She usually stays close to the old tree to the left of Benson’s mausoleum. The dead really enjoy the activities at the cemetery as much as the living does, but we were not the only ones enjoying the music this past Friday night.

The guests and the performers took a thirty minute break, which gave everyone enough time to head to the restrooms and stretch our legs. On the way back from the restroom at the rear gate, Rita and I were surprised to see four young foxes outside their den. These animals were not frightened by the small crowd that gathered to watch them play out in the open. The crowd stood silently as the foxes chased each other or investigated their admirers from a safe distance. I was even able to film one of the more playful of the foxes.
I didn’t think the magical evening could get any better, but it did. Monique Canniere was kind enough to serenade the foxes with her violin and beautiful voice. The human onlookers were not the only ones mesmerized by the spiritual connection between beauty and beast. Music is the communication between all living things.
Cemeteries are not only for the human vessels left behind by souls. Cemeteries are home for the many creatures in nature. Laurel Hill offers nature walks in their long list of events. Become a member! Volunteer! Help keep the cemetery vibrant for the dead and the living...the foxes will thank you.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Steampunk Granny's Bohemian Author Bonanza


I love promoting people and I love promoting other authors. On August 14, 2016 from 12 to 3:00. I’ll be hosting an Author Event at The Treehouse Coffee Shop in Audubon N.J. The Treehouse is located at 120 W. Merchant Street. They have the best coffee and sandwiches around.

Several of the authors will be from the South Jersey Writers’ Group and, I am so excited to introduce two new friends at this event. So check out my Facebook page to see who will be there, and book 3 of my Roof Oasis Sci-fi Apocalyptic Series will also be out for the event.


Tracy Farquhar

                                                       Gail Priest

                                                 Laura Kaighn and here


                                                        Ewart Rouse


                                                          John L. Leone


                              Krista Magrowski, President of the SJWG


                                          L.C. Bennett Stern and here

Cassandra Ulrich was born on the beautiful island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, located east of Puerto Rico.  Living in the tropics fueled her imagination and day dreams.  For years, she wrote poetry and entered competitions.  However, only many years later did she discover joy in writing stories longer than a few pages. Check out her books and her websites here, here and here

Adolphina Shephard of God's Way Television will be there to talk about her monthly show and her books. Here is her site and below is a video of my guest appearance on her show


Granny herself will be there selling her Roof Oasis Sci-fi Apocalyptic Series