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Newsletter Items for September 2012
It's been a busy summer that began with a relocation to Maryland, followed by speaking engagements at the Ghost Excavation Conference in Brunswick, Maryland, and the PTVN ParaCon in Waverly, Ohio. I've also started branching out from my paranormal and mystery writing by becoming the Baltimore Professional Ethics Examiner for through which I've been helping to spread awareness of therapist abuse. In fact, I implore you to sign the petition for Lynette's Law (described below). It only takes a couple seconds! I've also had a new book release...

'System of the Dead' Mystery Novel Released!

SoD-CoverAugust 21, 2012 marked the long-awaited return of Chase Michael DeBarlo in a novel with the Deadly Heirs follow-up, System of the Dead. Currently available in Kindle and Nook editions, System of the Dead returns to the world of Fallsbury, Massachusetts, and its host of colorful characters:

"One moment Matthew Rivers is designing a revolutionary computer operating system, the next he is discovered strung from a tree in his front yard. Authorities believe the death was a guilt-ridden suicide due to an exposed affair, however, Rivers's wife refuses to accept that theory and hires private investigator Chase Michael DeBarlo to seek the truth. Chase discovers a web of secrets behind the operating system Rivers had been designing, while others working on the project begin to turn up missing or dead in seemingly unrelated matters. In a turn of events that mixes social networking with code breaking, an unlikely coffee shop girl from Ohio helps tie it all together for Chase."

I also recently posted a blog entry with some unique background details about the book and the Chase Michael DeBarlo series.

Solve the mystery now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble:

Book Signing in Gettysburg, October 13th!

I always enjoy getting out to Gettysburg and taking in all the history that is out there. Sure, there's a lot more that's been commercialized in recent years, but it's still a very reverent battleground and the haunts in the area abound. I'll be signing and speaking there on October 13 at the International Museum of Spiritual Investigations, beginning at 1:00 PM. Here are the details:

Saturday, October 13th
1:00 - 3:00 PM (Signing), 4:00 -5:00 PM (Speaking)
231 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA

Horror and Paranormal Double Feature, November 3rd!

DoubleFeature-2012I'm very proud to announce that I've been signed by Phoenix Rising Productions and Talent Agency which is affiliated with the Past Television Network. My first major appearance with them will be at a Horror and Paranormal Double Feature at the Old Bluebird Theater in Petersburg, Virginia. The first feature is a showing of the Rocky Horror picture show, there will be a meet and greet afterward with me and other paranormal personalities, and the second feature is an overnight investigation of the haunted theater.

Saturday, Nov. 3rd
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Old Bluebird Theater
145 N. Sycamore St.
Petersburg, VA 

Ticket Information:

Support Lynette's Law!

LynnettesLawRibbon 2It's a growing epidemic nationwide that most aren't aware that it happens and many turn away in fear that it could: therapist abuse. We're supposed to able to trust therapists with scores of personal issues, but many are taking advantage of their patients in almost unthinkable ways. If you can't be safe in the comfy confines of the office of the person you're spilling you most personal secrets to, then where can you be safe?

I recently wrote an article about this alarming trend and an initiative in Maryland to put a stop to therapists who abuse their power. This hits close to home for a dear friend of mine, so please sign the petition against this abuse... it only takes a few seconds.

Lynette's Law: A crusade against therapist abuse


Upcoming Event Schedule


October 5, 2012
Spirit Travels Radio Interview

Friday, October 5th

7:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM CDT

Listen to Spirit Travels Radio

October 13, 2012
Book Signing @ International Museum of Spiritual Investigations

1:00 - 3:00 PM (Signing), 4:00 -5:00 PM (Speaking)

231 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA

November 3, 2012
Horror and Paranormal Double Feature Night

Saturday, Nov 3: 7:00 PM EDT

Haunted Old Bluebird Theater

145 N. Sycamore St.

Petersburg, VA

Mystery of the Month

Until the autumn, my monthly Mystery of the Month is going on hiatus. Given that Campfire Tales is going to closely resemble the Mystery of the Month (albeit longer and without the you-solve-it ending), I'm going to refrain from writing almost similar work. I also need to really pick and choose the projects on which I'm going to concentrate. However, when the manuscript is complete the Mystery of the Month will return here.

Thanks again for your support. Remember to keep checking back at Mike Ricksecker for current updates on scheduled events and other mystery and paranormal news.

-Mike Ricksecker

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