Good morning!

I know, I know…It’s been a while. A long while. No excuses anymore, except on April 16th, 2021, I released Among the Dying Violets, my first poetry collection. It’s not in the paranormal vein, but are poems that have been rolling around my laptop for some time now. One night I read them to my oldest daughter, and her response was, “Mom! Were you going to Emily Dickinson me?? Publish them!” So, I did. The result was this:


Among the Dying Violets is Barb Shadow’s first collection of poetry. Described as raw and emotive, the collection moves through the themes of death and love with the passion of one who has lived through the worst and, eventually, best of times. In the span of three years, Ms. Shadow lost her mother, father and husband. Already a writer, she wove her emotions into words and chronicled the time from grief to acceptance, to strength. Among the Dying Violets spans this time from loss to finding love again. Truly inspirational, there is hope. A light at the end of the tunnel. A bloom among the dying violets.

If you’ll notice (blush, blush) there is another Readers’ Favorite five-star review emblem.

While I was at work getting Violets tweaked, I also finished the first draft of Touched by Darkness, book four in my From the Darkness series. I am finishing the first major read-through and edit, after which it will move on to my beta readers. My goal is to have it released by October 1st, to give all my diehard fans some chills for the Halloween season. I’d love to throw out some teasers, but I think I’d end up giving away too much of what has turned out to be a twisted continuation of the series. I will say that Black has taken under his wing a protégé, Amanda Harper’s four-year-old new neighbor. Parker Davies (remember him?) is on a mission to avenge Jack’s death…and his own. And R. Wayne McCready has been pulled from the grave by Black to…cause a little chaos. Oh, this can’t be good. That’s all I’ll say for now.

But what about the ghosts, you ask? Well, the team and I have not only been getting quite a number of investigations scheduled, we just recently completed the latest at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg, New York. We’re looking at about ten more hours of audio/video review, but from what I’ve looked at already, it did not disappoint. Again. It’s a beautiful, old theater with a lot going on when no one’s around…and often times when people are in the building. Once we’ve gone through the evidence we’ve collected, I will be posting EVP’s on our Sullivan Paranormal Society page on Facebook. You can check out EVP’s from prior investigations in the meantime.

Well, I must get back to editing. I hope to post again soon.

Stay spooky,

Barb Shadow

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