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Haunted Parkersburg's founder, Susan Sheppard, was a writer by trade. To order her books and card decks online, click the covers below!

*For MOV locals, Susan's books can be found for sale at The Blennerhassett Hotel, The Parkersburg Art Center and Wit & Whimzy in Marietta.


 Susan's writing has been published in Rolling Stone, Seventeen, ​Fate Magazine, Omni Magazine, Magical Blend, American Astrology, Dell Horoscope, Magical Almanac, Twilight Zone Magazine, Llewellyn's Spell-A-Day Book, Two Lane Living and more.


Her poetry is included in dozens of collections, some of which are: Nimrod, River Styx, Ohio Review, Earth's Daughters, Fed From the Blade, Pennsylvania Review,  Backcountry, Stride, Lolblollyand Catching the Crow.

Susan was the proud the recipient of many poetry awards, including: The Edgar Allan Poe Memorial Poetry Prize, the West Virginia Arts & Humanities Poetry Fellowship, the In Pittsburgh Poetry Award, the Sri Chimnoy Poetry Prize, The Caddo Award and more.​


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Born of the popular Haunted Parkersburg Tours, Cry of the Banshee is a comprehensive guide to the hauntings and tales of the paranormal in West Virginia and along the Ohio River. To buy, click the cover above! 

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