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Introduction by Rain Graves. In the fall of 2010, ten horror writers met at a haunted mansion to spend four days together. Joining them were a group of paranormal investigators who studied the house and reported their findings. This anthology is a collection of the fiction, poetry, journals, real impressions, and investigative conclusions inspired by that weekend. E.S. Mag ...more
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Published March 20th 2012 by Damnation Books
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Loren
Two years ago, Rain Graves invited a bunch of horror writers to join her for a weekend in a haunted house. There was little programing but vast stretches of time in which to write or hang out with the other writers. Wine was consumed. Past ghostly experiences were confessed. There were tarot readings and K-II meters to play with and professional ghost hunters came with their laser webs and multi-spectrum video cameras. Ghostly voices were captured on tape.

Mostly, though, there were 10 of us ratt
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Jack
No so munch an anthology as you would think of it, this book is more like a report from the Haunted Mansion Writer's Retreat. There are two "years" published, and I have been reading them in preparation for attending the retreat in 2015. There is a variety of stuff here, from reports on findings by the Ghost Girls paranormal research team to the writers' experiences to some short fiction that is obviously inspired by the setting. Some stories are stronger than others, as you might expect from an ...more
Mercedes Yardley
I enjoyed this immensely. I'm familiar with the writers involved and I'm attending the retreat next year, so perhaps I'm reading with a different eyes than most readers. I loved how the stories interlocked and particularly enjoyed reading the work of author's I've come across in the past.
E.S. Magill
May 20, 2012 E.S. Magill rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Is it bad to give the book you edited 4 stars? I'm a very modest person and very critical of myself. But I have to say I enjoyed this book. It's fun and quirky. It's got a little of everything going on.
Paula
I thought this was wonderful. You could easily "see" where the inspiration came from in the writers' contributions to this book. I'm so inspired, I want to go for the next retreat :)
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I like to wear the two hats of writer and editor. I recently edited THE HAUNTED MANSION PROJECT: YEAR ONE, an anthology of essays and short stories based on the experiences of a dozen horror writers who attended a writers retreat at a haunted mansion. I'm also the former reviews editor and columnist for Dark Wisdom magazine. My most current short fiction can be found in the Horror Writers Associat ...more
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