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March, 2013 --
Bell Witch Rewrite, eBook Due in Fall 2013
celebrate the book's thirteenth anniversary,
The Bell Witch: The Full Account
will be offered as an eBook for the Kindle, Nook, and iReader, beginning October
13th. But that's not all.
addition to being offered as an eBook, the thirteenth anniversary edition will
feature a major update--developments over the past 13 years--and a full rewrite
of the original text. When asked about his reason for rewriting the book, author
Pat Fitzhugh stated, "I am loyal to my readers, and I want to give them my
best--my very best. My writing has developed and improved over the past thirteen
years, and I want my readers to enjoy my writing's improvements. Also, a rewrite
allows me to flow the book into a newer, more prolific genre."
The Bell Witch: The Full Account,
which reveals many previously unknown facts surrounding the infamous case,
raised the bar for Bell Witch research and caused two previously published Bell
Witch books to be rewritten after its publication. And, nearly every Bell Witch
book, video, and article produced since "The Full Account" has drawn extensively
from its research notes and appendices, sans attribution. Over its life, "The
Full Account" has attracted two motion picture options and has twice appeared on
the State of Tennessee's Suggested Teen Summer Reading List.
"Several theories have been put forth in recent years, and they need
addressing," says author Pat Fitzhugh. "I've also learned more about the real
people involved with the legend, especially one individual," Fitzhugh notes.
"Their keen observations were hastily dismissed nearly 200 years ago, but when
those observations are added what to we've learned over the past couple decades, we
unmistakably identify a culprit with a genuine, provable motive; closure is
likely on the horizon."
Bell Witch rewrite and eBook conversion will be Fitzhugh's main focus over the
coming months. The sequel to
Ghostly Cries From Dixie
is still planned, but its release could fall in early 2014.
From Turkey Creek - A Memoir,
Fitzhugh's childhood memoir, is now in final edit and should released in time
for the holidays.
keep up with the Bell Witch eBook project's progress and other news pertaining
The Bell Witch: The Full Account,
please join the book's official
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October, 2010 --
Books Now On Facebook
Witch: The Full Account" and "Ghostly Cries From Dixie" now have
Facebook pages where you can learn about the interesting histories behind them. Also, Pat Fitzhugh now has an author page where
readers can keep up with book releases, excerpts, signings, and other
events. The new pages are linked, below.
Bell Witch: The Full Account Ghostly
Cries From Dixie Pat
October, 2010 --
"Spirit" Play to be Held in Adams
Inc. is once again presenting, "Spirit-The Authentic Story of the Bell
Witch," at the Bell School pavilion in Adams, TN. In its eighth
season, the production features many local actors--including Bell family
descendants. For show dates, times, and driving directions, visit the
production's web site.
Ghostly Cries From Dixie will
release in October of 2009
October 9, 2009 marks the release
of Pat Fitzhugh's long-awaited book, Ghostly Cries From Dixie. The
book, which contains photographs, an appendix, a bibliography, and a
comprehensive index, is a collection of ghostly and unusual tales from the
American south. Get more information and order your
signed copy by clicking here.
Bell Witch Play in Middle TN --
Tennessee Theater Company, the
same people who brought us the movie, "The Bell Witch Haunting," are putting on a Bell Witch play this
year entitled, "The Bell Witch Story." Productions will be in
Nashville, Lebanon and Murfreesboro. The play, which lasts approximately
two hours, is based on early accounts of the Bell Witch my M.V. Ingram and
Charles Bailey Bell.
Bell Witch author and historian
Pat Fitzhugh will be on hand Friday nights to do the opening announcements and
sign copies of his book, "The Bell Witch: The Full
Schedule of Performances
* TN State Fairgrounds (Orange Building on Hill) - Nashville, TN -- October 9-11, 16-18
* Wilson Co. Fairgrounds (Ward Ag. Center) - Lebanon, TN October 23-25
* Patterson Place Theatre - Murfreesboro, TN October 29-31
For more information and special ticket pricing, please visit their web
site. For more Bell Witch-related
book signings and lecture events this season, please view our events
New Documentary Searches for the
NASHVILLE, TN -- "Bell Witch: An American
Haunting (In Search of the Truth)," produced by Nashville's Willing Hearts
Productions, will debut soon. Filmed on location
in Tennessee and Mississippi, the documentary searches for answers to the most
common questions and myths surrounding the popular legend. In what
promises to be the most informative Bell Witch documentary yet, noted
researchers, John Bell descendants, and others come together to explain the
details of this fascinating yet terrifying tale of terror on Tennessee's early
frontier. To keep abreast of the project, please visit
their web site
and join their mailing list.