John Kachuba: Award-Winning Author, Teacher & Lecturer | June 10, 2020

John Kachuba, award winning author, teacher & paranormal, metaphysical speaker, will be our very special guest on this episode!

7:00 pm Pacific, 9:00 pm Central, 10:00 pm Eastern!

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About John Kachuba:

John Kachuba is the award-winning author of twelve books and numerous articles, short stories and poems. John holds advanced degrees in Creative Writing and teaches that subject through Ohio University and the Gotham Writers Workshop. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Horror Writers Association.

John frequently speaks on paranormal and metaphysical topics and is a regular speaker at universities and libraries, paranormal conferences, and on podcasts, radio and TV. He has been a repeat guest on radio’s “Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory” and appeared in the Sundance Channel’s TV production, “Love/Lust – The Paranormal.” He has also been a faculty member at many writers’ conferences, such as the Antioch Writers’ Conference and the Florida Suncoast Writers’ Conference, and is available for future conferences and writing workshops.

John has also worked with writers and writing students in Cambodia, Malta, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Selected Awards, Grants & Honors

2016 Pushcart Prize Nominee
Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest, distinguished Top 20, 2014.
Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest, Grand Prize, 2014.
Bosque Fiction Prize finalist, 2014.
Ohioana Library Association, Hamilton County Committee Program in Honor of Hamilton County Authors, March 25, 2012; November 7, 1999.
Thurber Treat Humor Writing Contest, winner, 2006.
E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award, Honorable Mention, 2005.
Nominee, Ohioana Book Award, 2005.
Dogwood Fiction Prize, 2004.
Potomac Review Fiction Contest, finalist, 2004.
Confluences Short Story Contest, Third Place, 2003.
Arts & Letters Fiction Prize finalist, 2003.
Ohio University Fusion Project, First Place – short story contest, 2002.
Fish Short Story Contest, story short-listed, 2002.
The Mesa Refuge, Point Reyes, CA. Residency awarded by Common Counsel Foundation, June 2001.

Get more on John at his website: http://johnkachuba.com/


Books by John Kachuba

Shapeshifters: A History

There is something about a shapeshifter—a person who can transform into an animal—that captures our imagination; that causes us to want to howl at the moon, or flit through the night like a bat. Werewolves, vampires, demons, and other weird creatures appeal to our animal nature, our “dark side,” our desire to break free of the bonds of society and proper behavior. Real or imaginary, shapeshifters lurk deep in our psyches and remain formidable cultural icons.

Ghosthunting Ohio (America’s Haunted Road Trip)

Author John Kachuba bravely visits more than twenty-five haunted places in Ohio to give readers first-hand frights from the safety of their armchairs. For readers curious — and courageous — enough to “hunt” on their own, maps and travel information are provided to every haunted location.

Ghosthunting Illinois (America’s Haunted Road Trip)

Lock the doors, draw the curtains, and light a candle as you join author John Kachuba on a guided tour of Illinois’s most terrifyingly haunted places. Your hair-raising journey will take you to:
• Old State Capital, Springfield — Lincoln lay in state here before his burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Could his ghost haunt the spot where his body lay?
• Harpo Studios, Chicago — When the Eastland steamer capsized in 1915, the building served as a temporary morgue. Oprah’s employees have encountered the ghosts of the victims, including the “Gray Lady” who floats through the halls.
• And many more scary sites.

Ghost Stories

Ghosthunters and students of the paranormal will find intriguing the four original stories in Ghost Stories by John Kachuba. These stories are not the scary—and cheesy—stories of terror, violence, and gore found in cheap novels and B-movies. Based on his own experiences as a ghost hunter, Kachuba’s stories are something new in paranormal fiction. You might call them stories for the “thinking man” (and woman!). These stories will challenge your ideas about spirits, ghosts, and haunted locations. Ghost Stories is a must-read for your paranormal bookshelf.

Ghosthunters: On the Trail of Mediums, Dowsers, Spirit Seekers, and Other Investigators of America’s Paranormal World

Uses personal observations and interviews with mediums, exorcists, and paranormal investigators to explore the state of the paranormal in America.


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