UWA professor pens ghostly book

LIVINGSTON — Texas tales fill the pages of University of West Alabama professor Alan Brown’s newest addition to regional ghostlore, “The Big Book of Texas Ghost Stories,” released just in time for Halloween and other fall fun.

“The Big Book of Texas Ghost Stories” was published by Stackpole Press and is an expanded version of a previous book Brown published with Stackpole in 2009, “Haunted Texas.”

“The new collection contains ghost stories from the entire state of Texas, including stories that have never been published before. Some of the stories are taken from research I conducted in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Galveston, and Austin,” Brown said.

Those interested can meet Brown at a book signing hosted by UWA on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Spence-Moon House in Livingston.

Immediately following the book signing, Brown will lead a ghost tour through Livingston from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Ghost tour participants should meet on the sidewalk in front of the Spence-Moon house.

A professor of English at UWA, Brown resides in Meridian, Miss., and is the author of numerous books on ghostlore of the South, including Ghost Hunters of the South, Haunted Places in the American South, Stories from the Haunted South, and Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories.