The Paranormal: Going Public

September 26, 2011

In one my of my previous blog postings, I touched on how my wife Barb and I went public back in the day with our real life paranormal experiences. Believe me, when we wrote An Explosion of Being, we didn’t truly think that “going public” meant much more than publishing the book. Wrong.

barbdoug - 72res1Very quickly we found out it was much more than that. If you haven’t already seen it on my website, this is a picture of Barb and me at the time the book first appeared. We also put the same photo on the back of the new Explosion book.

Our publisher worked out some cooperative advertising with various bookstores, so we did the usual book signings. On top of that, we made guest appearances on local Orlando area radio and TV programs. Quite a shift from my life as a schoolteacher and Barb’s as a stay at home mom at the time.

B & D Book signing1After those initial appearances, we approached radio stations from a list provided by our publisher. Within a short time, we were doing radio shows via telephone from our home all over the United States and even in Canada. Some of those programs were simple interviews, but other were hour-long call-in shows where we got to talk to listeners and answer their questions.

The vast majority of those calls were very positive and showed what a great thirst many people had to understand the paranormal activity in their own lives. Many of them thanked us for speaking with them because they weren’t able to talk about the paranormal with family members or friends.

An Explosion of Being went out of print eventually, but during the time it was available, Barb and I had great fun meeting and talking with so many people. From what some of them said, our book made a difference in their lives. And for that, we are continually grateful. Now with Explosion again in print again, we hope it may still have the power to touch others in a positive way. Even if it’s only one person, it will have been worth the effort.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are doing well.

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