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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Publish America Novel "Unveiled"

The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist
By DJ Lyons
Publisher: PublishAmerica
ISBN 1604744774.
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Who Was The True Bell Witch Of Tennessee?

John Bell, of Adams, Tennessee, died on December 20, 1820. Why not? He was old. He was sick. He was comatose. Yet dozens of newspaper articles; a handful of published books, movies, videos, and websites; and countless amateur and professional storytellers all erroneously claim that John Bell was killed by a poltergeist.

Who was this poltergeist many called the ‘Bell Witch’? Newspapers, books, websites, and countless people familiar with the 1817-1821 haunting gave the finger of blame to a neighbor woman, Cate Batts. Her alleged guilt was purely circumstantial. For the first time, this breakthrough publication reveals the actual identities and motives of the three poltergeists. These three male entities followed John Bell from his former home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to Adams, Tennessee, seeking their revenge. Within the covers of this book, the Bell Witch is unveiled at last.

About the Author: DJ Lyons

DJ Lyons earned her masters degree with a specialization in storytelling from East Tennessee State University in 1989. She has been a professional storyteller and writer ever since.

To make a very long story short, the storytelling professor requested that DJ research and write the story of the Bell Witch for a Halloween exclusive entitled "Special 1990 Halloween Edition: Appalachian Ghostlore." DJ wrote the story from the point-of-view of Betsy Bell, the teenage daughter. DJ refused to perform the story at the ETSU Halloween Storyfest as she found the story way too depressing.

Three years later, a Knoxville, Tennessee, high school art teacher hired DJ to tell scary stories at her school. This very insistent teacher wanted DJ to tell the story of the Tennessee Bell Witch. Initially, DJ refused. Then a whole series of events transpired that literally changed the whole course of DJ's life. The end result? Not only did DJ perform the story of the Bell Witch at this high school in late October of 1993, she spent the next two years of her life researching and writing this book called "The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist." Her goal? She wishes to empower the reader, alleviate superstition and fear, and to bring light to a story that has been shrouded in fear and mystery for far too long. Happy Reading!

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1 comment:

DJ Lyons said...

Thanks, Carolyn, for posting the review of my book. You can see the link I created for it on the Site Map of my website:

By the way, thanks for the wonderful idea of creating a slide show. I created one on my website. This can be viewed on my home page: I love your slide show. It was very impressive!

I also started a new blog of my own. It can be viewed at:

Thanks again for the wonderful work you do, your talents, great ideas, and hard work.

Best Wishes to you and to all your readers,
DJ Lyons