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AHRT at Victory of Light Expo

Victory of Light Expo & Giveaway

Americas Haunted Road Trip will soon be headed for Victory of Light Expo, Cincinnati’s premier body, mind and spirit event – and with Thanksgiving just around the corner we are celebrating with a GIVEAWAY for all our fans. Scroll down for easy entry information.

Victory of Light Expo
AHRT Crew ready for Victory of Light

Since its inception in 1992, Victory of Light, has established itself as one of the largest and longest-running metaphysical conventions for the general public in the country.

Americas Haunted Road Trip will be joining over 250 vendors. We will bring our entire collection of haunted road trip guide books including our latest addition Ghosthunting Oregon.

About Ghosthunting Oregon:  Our latest book takes readers along a guided tour of some of the Beaver State’s most haunted historic locations.  Author Donna Stewart invites you to accompany her as she explores each site, investigating eerie rooms and dark corners.

About the author: Donna Stewart is a noted paranormal researcher, radio host, writer, and founder of the nonprofit Southern Oregon Project Hope.  With a lifelong interest in the paranormal, she has devoted more than 30 years to research, mentoring new investigators, and confounding the highly regarded paranormal research team Paranormal Studies and Investigations (PSI) of Oregon.  She also hosts the long-running BlogTalkRadio Show PSI-FI Radio.

Come and visit us at booth # 622. Meet some of our authors, take advantage of incredible deals and enter our raffle for a chance to win one of our many awesome prices.

Book signing schedule at Victory of Light Expo:

John Kachuba        Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Garett Merk             Saturday 02:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jeff Morris                Saturday 02:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Garett Merk              Sunday noon – 2:00 p.m.
Jeff Morris                 Sunday noon – 2:00 p.m.

So join us November 22 & 23 at the Sharonville Convention Center for the 2014 Victory of Light Expo.

Practical Information:

Victory of Light Expo is held Saturday November 22nd through Sunday November 23rd daily from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center. For more information check out the Victory of Light Expo website.

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ScareFest7 Ghostly Fun for Everyone

ScareFest7 Ghostly Fun for Everyone
Tanya & Liliane at AHRT Booth

ScareFest7 started out on Friday September 12th with the Black Carpet arrival of this year’s celebrities. The media and the fans were at hand to capture the stars’ arrivals.

Meanwhile the Clerisy Press team Liliane and Tanya were ready at booth #63 eagerly awaiting the Platinum and Golden Ticket holders who are lucky enough to enter ScareFest one hour before the official opening.

ScareFest7 Ghostly Fun for Everyone:

Dancers of Lexington Ballet School
Dancers of Lexington Ballet School

The venue includes a 82,000 square foot area where ScareFest Con houses over 200 different dealers offering the strange and the bizarre.

Fancy an individual reading or holding a very creepy bug? It is all available at ScareFest.

During all three days the convention offered a wide choice of seminars, workshops, panels, and celebrity book signings.  At times long lines formed with fans waiting to meet their favorite horror actors or paranormal personality.  Sean Astin (Mikey in The Goonies in the ’80s, Rudy in the ’90s and beloved hobbit Samwise Gamgee in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy) had a constant line of excited fans waiting to meet him.  Read more about all celebrities present here.

ScareFest7 Ghostly Fun for Everyone
Costumed fans at ScareFest7

Young ballet dancers of a Lexington Ballet School performed several times throughout the weekend and the many costumed convention goers added color and excitement to the show.

The weekend included the Platinum/Golden Ticket VIP Party at HighTop Bar hosted by Patti Starr and on Saturday the free for all costume ball.  The Clerisy team joined the fun and while we did not win the prize for best costume we sure had a ball!

Book Signings and a raffle at our Booth:

ScareFest7 Ghostly Fun for Everyone
The Clerisy team with John Kachuba

On Saturday Patti Starr and John Kachuba held book signings at our booth. John Kachuba is the author of Ghosthunting IllinoisGhosthunting Ohio and Ghosthunting Ohio – on the Road Again and Patti Starr is the author of Ghosthunting Kentucky as well as the co-founder and producer of ScareFest.

Patti Starr and her team presented some ghostly entertainment. We had fun at ScareFest7, and there is no doubt in my mind that we will be back for more in 2015.

The winners of our raffle prizes are:

Krista Scrubbs – A basket filled with America’s Haunted Road Trip books including our latest addition Ghosthunting Oregon

Betsy Newsad – Winner of three signed books by John Kachuba including his latest book Ghosthunting Ohio – On the Road Again

Jim Ambs – Winner of Ghosthunting Kentucky signed by Patti Starr

Mary Schneider – Any one book in our America’s Haunted Road Trip Series

We thank all who stopped by our booth.  If you are a fan of horror films and all things paranormal, start planning your trip and join us next year at ScareFest8!

You can also find us November 22 & 23 at booth # 622 at the Victory of Light Expo in Cincinnati.

The Clerisy Press Team is ready for ScareFest7

The Clerisy Press Team is ready for ScareFest7
Tanya & Liliane ready for ScareFest7

The Clerisy Press team is ready for ScareFest7.  Armed with plenty of ghostly books from the America’s Haunted Road Trip Series we are excited to be back at ScareFest in Lexington, Kentucky this weekend September 12-14 .  Come and visit us a booth # 63. Meet some of our authors,  take advantage of incredible deals and enter our raffle for chance to win one of our many awesome prices.

Here are our ScareFest7 only deals:
Buy one book at $15, two books for $20 and three books at the all-time low price of $30. Sign up for our newsletter and receive a raffle ticket. Earn additional raffle tickets with the purchase of any our our books. (One book = 1 raffle ticket, two books = 3 raffle tickets and three books = 5 raffle tickets.

NEW at ScareFest7 is Ghosthunting Oregon by Donna Stewart which was just released this September. Ghosthunting Oregon takes readers along a guided tour of some of the Beaver State’s most haunted historic locations.  Accompany the author as she explores each site, investigating eerie rooms and dark corners, talking to people who swear to their paranormal experiences, and providing you with first-hand accounts.

Donna Stewart is a noted paranormal researcher, radio host, writer, and founder of the nonprofit Southern Oregon Project Hope.  With a lifelong interest in the paranormal, she has devoted more than 30 years to research, mentoring new investigators, and confounding the highly regarded paranormal research team Paranormal Studies and Investigations (PSI) of Oregon.  She also hosts the long-running BlogTalkRadio Show PSI-FI Radio.

On Saturday October 13 join us at our booth (# 63) for the following book signings:

10 a.m.      John Kachuba
12 noon     Patti Starr
2 p.m.        John Kachuba

About the authors:

John Kachuba is the author of Ghosthunting IllinoisGhosthunting Ohio and Ghosthunting Ohio – on the Road Again. John is a frequent presenter on the paranormal at conferences and on radio and television.  For more information visit his website.  

Patti Starr, author of Ghosthunting Kentucky, is a certified Ghost Hunter, researcher, author, lecturer, consultant, dowser, and teacher with over thirty years of ghost investigation experience.  Patti is also the producer of the annual ScareFest Horror and Paranormal Convention. For more information visit her website

The Clerissy Press team is ready for ScareFest7, are you?

Visit us at ScareFest 2014 – Booth 63

Scarefest 2014
Scarefest 2014

America’s Haunted Road Trips will be back at ScareFest 2014. The annual festival brings the biggest horror, paranormal, and pop culture stars to Lexington, Kentucky. This year’s event is held September 12 through September 14. So come and visit us at ScareFest 2014.

We will be at ScareFest with the haunted tales of all our authors. A collection of twenty-five books including our latest release Ghosthunting Oregon by noted paranormal investigator Donna Stewart.

John Kachuba
John Kachuba

Visit us as ScareFest 2014 and meet some of our authors. We are thrilled to have John Kachuba, author of Ghosthunting IllinoisGhosthunting Ohio and Ghosthunting Ohio – on the Road Again signing books on Saturday September 13 at 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

At 2 p.m. certified ghost hunter, owner and co-creator of ScareFest and our author of Ghosthunting Kentucky, Ms. Patti Starr will be at our booth. Follow us on twitter @hauntedtrips for more book signing announcements.

Attendees will be able to take advantage of special sales only available at ScareFest, enter a giveaway for a chance to win awesome haunted prizes and sign up for the most scariest community ever, a forum that will launch this fall.

For those who cannot make it to ScareFest  check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @hautedtrips for more ghostly news.

Patti Starr
Patti Starr

America’s Haunted Road Trip is a one-of-a-kind series of haunted travel guides. Each book profiles 30-100 haunted places open to the public. From inns and museums to cemeteries and theaters, the author visits each place, interviewing people who live and work there. Books also include travel instructions, maps, and an appendix of 50 more places the reader can visit.

About Scarefest: Over 200 vendors, film screenings, a gaming con, anime screenings, guest panels and parties await a ghoulish fans. Do you want to meet Corey Feldman of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter fame? Would you fancy an encounter with Sean Whalen (Hatchet III) or Kane Hodder (Hatchet 1, 2 & 3?)? Pack your suitcase and attend Scarefest 2014 as all three and many others will be there. Here is a link to all speakers, artists and entertainers.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to Scarefest 2014

Opening hours: Friday, September 12 from 5 p.m. -10 p.m. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday Scarefest is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Platinum and gold ticket holders will be allowed in an hour early each day of the convention.

Victory of Light Expo – November 23 & 24

For those interested in the psychic arts, the Victory of Light Psychic Festival will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center (Greater Cincinnati area) this Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24, from 10:00AM to 7:00PM. Admission to the festival is $14 for one day or $20 for both days. Seniors and students with ID get two dollars off. Children 12 and under get in free. Readings range from $20-$40.

The majority of seminars are free to attend unless specified. Some prominent speakers include Patricia Mischell, festival founder Victor Peruta, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Patti Starr, John Kachuba, and many more.

America’s Haunted Road Trip will have a booth in the main vendor area and will be selling all AHRT books at discounted prices! Several AHRT authors will be speaking and signing their books in the booth–schedule is below. With vendor and guest attendance at an all-time high, this is sure to be the best VOL yet! We hope to see you there!

Saturday at 11:00AM – “Journey into the Spirit World” – Patti Starr, world-renowned ghost hunter (FREE). Patti will be signing her book Ghosthunting Kentucky in the AHRT booth immediately after her presentation.

Saturday at 12:00PM – “Ouija: Yes or No?” – Rosemary Ellen Guiley, leading authority on the paranormal (FREE).  Rosemary will be signing many of her books at  her own booth immediately after her presentation. Signed copies of Ghosthunting Pennsylvania will be available in the AHRT booth.

Saturday at 4:00PM – “Dream Visits & Messages from the Dead” – Rosemary Ellen Guiley (2 hours, $10).

Saturday at 4:00PM – “Ohio Ghosthunting” – John Kachuba reveals his favorite Buckeye haunts (FREE). John will be signing all of his books, including Ghosthunting Ohio On the Road Again and Ghosthunting Illinois, at the AHRT booth immediately after his presentation. You may catch him in our booth before his presentation, as well.

Sunday at 1:00PM – “Cincinnati Haunted Handbook: The Histories Behind the Hauntings” – Jeff Morris and Garret Merk (FREE). Jeff will be signing all books in the Haunted Handbook series in the AHRT booth immediately after the presentation. Books cover the cities of Cincinnati, Nashville, Chicago, and the Twin Cities.

 

Scarefest 2013 Success

Just this past month, America’s Haunted Road Trip attended the 6th annual Scarefest Horror & Paranormal Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. Produced by Ghost Chasers International, Scarefest has become one of the largest horror conventions in the United States, and this  year was no exception.  

This year’s star-studded guest list included Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek Generations), Rutina Wesley (Tara), Jim Parrack (Hoyt), Janina Gavankar (Luna), and Jessica Clark (Lilith, the Vampire Goddess) from True Blood, Chandler Riggs (Carl from The Walking Dead), and of course, the Scarefest staple babe, Danielle Harris.

There where were more vendors than ever before at Scarefest 2013, with 82,000 square feet of artists, entertainers, tattoo artists, paranormal groups, booksellers, ghosthunting gear, novelty items, and much more. Seminars from experts in their fields stacked the 3-day schedule and drew huge crowds.

Both at Scarefest 2013
Both at Scarefest 2013

 We had an extremely successful year this year at Scarefest 2013 and we can’t wait to return next September 12-14, 2014!