See a book, buy a book!

The simplicity of the above statement is not a line for a new children’s book, but brought to you by my imagination as preparation for the book signing I’ll be attending Saturday July 13th from noon until 4pm in Havre de Grace at the Spencer Silver Mansion at  200 Union Avenue.

The building, like much of the town, has a history of ghosts.

Another Havre de Grace house noted for its haunted history is the Senecca House.   Dr. Frank Wolbert lived there and on August 15, 1967 died there.  He was supposedly found strangled with his head bashed in after an evening spent with an AWOL marine who stole his car.  Facts about the doctor’s life are vague and mysterious, with even some stories claiming that the eccentric doctor kept a collection of shrunken heads and an alligator in his basement.  The Senecca house is currently home to doctor offices whose employees supposedly often deal with objects disappearing or being discovered in odd places.  When such things happen it is suggested that ‘Frankie’ (AKA Wolbert’s ghost) is to blame.

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Picture taken of the Senecca House during a tour I guided years ago. Notice anything odd about the picture of the old empty house?

Other Havre de Grace tales of murder include the end met by a cab driver on the Havre de Grace back road once referred to as Lover’s Lane.  Plus the town’s ample population of inns often plays host to ghost.

I will be at the Spencer Silver to sign and sell copies of my book Midnight Writings.  Written while I led ghost tours for a local Havre de Grace group, one chapter revolves around regional ghost stories I’ve learned.  Other offerings include fictional tales I devised, such as Recipe For Writing about an author’s quest to achieve good stories and Proof Positive about a collector of items used by murderers whose evil powers may still  hold sway.

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Writer W. P. Rigler’s books of science fiction, fantasy, and horror include Midnight Writings and Stranger Thoughts.

I’ll also have copies of Certain Shadows I Have Known and my newest effort – Stranger Thoughts.  Stranger Thoughts explores the blurred line between horror and humor with sections of fiction, poetry, and quizzes as well as my frightening dating experiences.  Quizzes included allow the reader the identify what supernatural entity they might be dating.

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Joseph Farley whose numerous writings include his newest novel Labor Day, a tale of a strange new world and its stranger citizens.

 

Other writers to be in attendance with their books include Labor Day writer Joseph Farley and children’s writer Patrick O’Donnell of Do Dinosaurs Have Dentists?.

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Writer Patrick O’Donnell, author of the children’s book ‘Do Dinosaurs Have Dentists?’.
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Author Signing Approaches

A month from now it will all be over  A part of the past.  A memory.  Hopefully a good memory.

July 13th there is to be an authors’ signing at the Spencer-Silver at 200 South Union Avenue in Havre de Grace, Maryland.  I will be in attendance with my books, as will children’s book writer Patrick O’Donnell and the imaginative author Joseph Farley whose diverse work includes the futuristic strangeness of Labor Day.image1

Writers will have copies of their work to sell and sign.  There may be some talks too.

 

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Joseph Farley whose numerous writings include his newest novel Labor Day, a tale of a strange new world and its stranger citizens.
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Writer Patrick O’Donnell, author of the children’s book ‘Do Dinosaurs Have Dentists?’.
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Writer W. P. Rigler’s books of science fiction, fantasy, and horror include Midnight Writings and Stranger Thoughts.

 

Written Works of W. P. Rigler

I have been writing for some time.  In school my meager tales managed to catch the attention of some fellow students.  I even remember one retrieving  a story abandoned in a trash can.  Things seldom change, eh?  Perhaps popularity has eluded me but I have produced a number of books available…somewhere.

The collection of W. P. Rigler books is mainly comprised of anthologies.  The first was created when I grew tired of rejection letters stating the story was well written and original.  The letter would then continue with reasons why it just wasn’t right for them.  Now you can judge for yourself.

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SUMMONED SECRETS was my first anthology attempt.  Published at the start of 2012, its eighteen stories were born of such genres as suspense, horror, fantasy and science fiction.  My humble selections for best story offerings within include…

Bad for Business – An unscrupulous self proclaimed medicine man roaming the wild west meets an unfortunate fate when he is offered a wagon ride.

A Sin’s as Good as a Change – A police officer on an alien world investigates a murder which leads to an ancient plot.

Hot Times at the Horse Hoof Hotel – A mysterious stranger offers sisters at a run down desert hotel an offer that cannot be refused…at least one of them can’t.

The Whitechapel Wagers – A game of cards has sinister implications.

The Infinite Killer – When a man is disappointed in alternate realities can he kill himself?

Also included were twelve poems, reflecting my interest in the afterlife, fantasy, and just the bizarre in general.

MIDNIGHT WRITINGS from 2015 centered more on horror and suspense.

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The stories included…

PROOF POSITIVE – A collector of items with horrific histories learns there might be more to his newest aquisition than meets the eye.

THE CUSTOMER – A bartender is quite fed up with a talkative client.  So much so that death might be the final statement.

BLOOD RITES – A man with a link to the Jack the Ripper murders is transformed into a vampire.  The short story version of my book Terror’s Taste.

For a change, this time I also threw a few articles into the mix.  They dealt with my monstrous mini-adventures in the world of filmmaking (in brief appearances I’ve portrayed both zombie and vampire – I preferred the later as there was no bloody makeup used plus I had a line!) and my time leading ghost tours in Havre de Grace.  Plus I reminisced some about my previous writings.  Seem familiar?

TERROR’S TASTE – Centers on plots to control the world dating back to ancient Atlantis.  One ritual includes the Jack the Ripper murders, and when a man involved with one of the murdered prostitutes is transformed into a vampire, a quest for bloody vengeance is unleashed.  There are more characters and subplots at work then in the short story version contained in Midnight Writings, but at around a hundred pages it is still a fast read.

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CERTAIN SHADOWS I HAVE KNOWN – A hit man is dubbed a shadow stalker for his willingness to carry out a gangster’s supernatural contracts as prescribed.  The hit man doesn’t believe in the paranormal, but that changes after the surprising revelations of his last kill.  I am quite proud of the work, but at a hundred and twenty pages it is further proof that in both writing and reading matters I am a literary sprinter and not a literary marathon man.

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STRANGER THOUGHTS – My newest work again combines short story and poetic offerings.  Short story offerings include…

Within the Water – A husband can’t get over his wife’s death at sea and experiences odd sightings in his new house’s pool.

Wicked Reign – A small western town is the threshold of a curse and monsters.

Buried Treasure – A pirate’s chest contains more then plunder, horror waits within.

Her Car – A murderer can’t seem to escape the judgement of his killed wife’s car.

Forbidden Visions – A writer’s study of a mysterious book involves a missing woman and a late mystic whose cult supposedly actively lingers on.

Plus Stranger Thoughts contains a section entitled The Ultimate Guide to Dating While Avoiding Supernatural Menaces which combines my true life dating experiences with a humorous history of dating.

Summoned Secrets and Midnight Writings by W. P. Rigler can by ordered via lulu.

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/wrigler

Certain Shadows I Have Known by W. P. Rigler and Stranger Thoughts by W. P. Rigler can be ordered via Amazon or from their publisher Rowanvale Books.

https://www.rowanvalebooks.com/book/certain-shadows-i-have-known

https://www.rowanvalebooks.com/book/stranger-thoughts

Enter Stranger Thoughts

Today is the day.  It’s the release date of my book, Stranger Thoughts.

This book is a bit of a change for me.  For the first time I am recording true life experiences in reflection for my humorous section entitled The Ultimate Guide to Dating While Avoiding Supernatural Menaces, which includes a history of dating as well as helpful quizzes.  Poetry and short stories are also included in Stranger Thoughts.  Previous writing efforts have included anthologies mixing suspense, horror and science fiction.  My longer tales have been a blend of genres but mainly horror.  However , even my longer works have measured in at under 150 pages.  I suppose I bore easily so I’m a literary sprinter, both in regards to writing and reading.

The stories of Stranger Thoughts include…

Within the Water – A husband can’t get over his wife’s death at sea and experiences odd sightings in his new house’s pool.

Wicked Reign – A small western town is the threshold of a curse and monsters.

Buried Treasure – A pirate’s chest contains more then plunder, horror waits within.

Her Car – A murderer can’t seem to escape the judgement of his killed wife’s car.

Forbidden Visions – A writer’s study of a mysterious book involves a missing woman and a late mystic whose cult supposedly actively lingers on.

Stranger Thoughts can now be ordered via publisher or at Amazon.  Enjoy.

https://www.rowanvalebooks.com/book/stranger-thoughts

Ready for Stranger Thoughts?

May 31 shall be a day that will live in infamy.

Well, hopefully not.

It is the release date of Stranger Thoughts.

Stranger Thoughts is my newest effort from Rowanvale Books.  It contains three sections.

The first part is The Horror Equations, which contains short stories such as Forbidden Visions in which a writer’s study of a mysterious book involves a missing woman and a late mystic whose cult supposedly actively lingers on.

The second part is The Lost Maps of Autumn Storms which contains poetry like Pink Elephants –

The circus music has started to play

and here comes a sight that’s strange for the day.

Pink elephants march all straight in a line

and lift up their trunks to reach for your wine.

Just give them their sips before you must go

to brew some coffee to end this strange show.

The third part is The Ultimate Guide to Dating While Avoiding Supernatural Menaces.  Included in this section are helpful quizzes in determining your intended’s true nature and a humorous look at the history of dating.  This section touches close to my heart due to my own, true dating horrors.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Stranger Thoughts is now available for order from my publisher via https://www.rowanvalebooks.com/book/stranger-thoughts

or at Amazon

 

Stranger Thoughts Near

May 2019 shall be ending on a writing high note for me.  On wordpress I’ve at last attained a 100 followers, none of which were bribed or harmed in any way I assure you.  Upon the last day of this month my newest book, Stranger Thoughts, is to be released.  It contains 3 sections – The Lost Maps of Autumn Storms (poetry) The Ultimate Guide to Dating While Avoiding Supernatural Menaces (humor/self help) and The Horror Equations (stories).

The stories include:

Within the Water – A husband can’t get over his wife’s death at sea and experiences odd sightings in his new house’s pool.

Wicked Reign – A small western town is the threshold of a curse and monsters.

Buried Treasure – A pirate’s chest contains more then plunder, horror waits within.

Her Car – A murderer can’t seem to escape the judgement of his killed wife’s car.

Forbidden Visions – A writer’s study of a mysterious book involves a missing woman and a late mystic whose cult supposedly actively lingers on.

Stranger Thoughts’ release is a week away and can be ordered at Amazon or from my publisher.

https://www.rowanvalebooks.com/book/stranger-thoughts

Violent Verdicts

What is truth and where is the proof

that can keep sturdy the week roof

when weather predictions are false

and close friendships can still mean loss?

 

copyright  ©  2019 W. P. Rigler

 

The above is my most recent poetry.  One section of my newest book includes poetry.  Also represented is short stories.  The most frightening part of the book is the section entitled The Ultimate Guide to Dating While Avoiding Supernatural Menaces.  It includes my dating history as well as quizzes on how to find out what the true nature of a prospective date is.  Stranger Thoughts is available via Amazon or Rowanvale Books.

Be afraid.  Very Afraid.

Stranger Thoughts via publisher

https://www.rowanvalebooks.com/book/stranger-thoughts