This week, it's time to finally recognize author and fellow Ohioan John Kachuba.
I actually ran across one of Kachuba's books, Ghosthunting Ohio, a few years ago. Regretfully, I missed his nearby book signing in the town of Peninsula, yet we agreed to call it a draw, considering he left out my own paranormal website in the book (he has a good sense of humor about him).
With his Haunted Heartland book series, he has since gone on to cover the state of Illinois and the rest of the United States with his new book, Ghosthunters: On the Trail of Mediums, Dowsers, Spirit Seekers, and Other Investigators of America's Paranormal World. He treats his approach to the paranormal realm with a healthy dose of objective skepticism and a touch of dry wit.
But don't pigeonhole him as a ghost writer. His first books include How to Write Funny and Why is The Job Killing Me?, co-authored by his wife Mary Newman. He holds Creative Writing degrees from Antioch University and has taught courses at Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati. He has been widely published in various magazines and publications and is an instructor with the Gotham Writers Workshop.
So, whether you're looking for a little help with the craft of writing or an interesting supernatural tale, be sure to check out his work. Or even stop by his Cafepress store and pick up some merchandise. He might be coming to a library, bookstore, or radio program near you very soon...