Christopher K. Coleman

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Christopher Kiernan Coleman has written extensively on History, Folklore and culture, as well as military history; he has had articles published in both popular magazines and scholarly journals has six books currently in print. He has previously published books with Rutledge Hill Press, Cumberland House, Thomas Nelson, Source Books, Barnes & Noble, Fall River Press, John F. Bair and Schiffer Publishers. He received his BA in History from St. Anselm College and pursued his graduate studies at the University of Chicago. He previously worked with Metro Nashville’s municipal museums for over five years, He has also been site manager for the Bradford-Berry House, (a two hundred year old historic home) and a Director emeritus of a cultural agency ...more

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Christopher K. Coleman Yes. I have done appearances at bookstores where I like to chat with interested readers; I also have done presentations to local library groups and ha…moreYes. I have done appearances at bookstores where I like to chat with interested readers; I also have done presentations to local library groups and have talked at the Southern Book Festival in Nashville several times. I am particularly fond of Southern ghost stories, especially those that relate to the Mid-South but all of Dixie falls within my purview. I am also a big Civil War enthusiast and have written three books on the subject, including one on Civil War ghosts and haunts. (less)
Christopher K. Coleman I don't really have writer's block per se. Once I have a book idea accepted I generally become engrossed in what I am doing until it is finished. Far …moreI don't really have writer's block per se. Once I have a book idea accepted I generally become engrossed in what I am doing until it is finished. Far more difficult than writing is getting an editor or literary agent interested in your writing.
However, as when you have eaten a big meal and can't stand the sight of food, spending months or years on the same project can wear on you. That is why it always good to have several writing projects going in various stages of development at any given time. If you feel "stuffed" doing one, put it aside for a few days or so, work on another one for a bit and then come back the first one. If you let the manuscript get "cold" for a bit, you can come back to it with fresh eyes and then any flaws or errors become apparent. (less)
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Whistling Willie, the Train Station Ghost of Monterey, Tennessee

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Some folks say that Monterrey, Tennessee, is a hundred miles from nowhere. But that isn’t strictly true. The town of Monterrey, sitting high atop a pass through the Cumberland Mountains, is a hundred miles from Knoxville, a hundred miles from Nashville and a hundred miles from Chattanooga. So, if you’ve a mind to get away from the strife and organized insanity of big city life, it’s a

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Rick Schroeder Hi Christopher,

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