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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amelia Cotter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland


-- Website -- http://www.ameliacotter.com
-- Amelia Cotter on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=amelia+cotter


Illinois Connection

Cotter has lived in Chicago since 2008 and is a member of the Society of Midland Authors.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amelia Cotter is an author and storyteller with a special interest in the supernatural, history, and folklore. Amelia lives and writes in Chicago but is originally from Maryland, where she earned a degree in German and History from Hood College. She has appeared on various radio and television programs, and regularly presents at conferences and events. Amelia shares her love for the many wonders of the world, while hopefully inspiring others to explore it, through her books, stories, poetry, and other writing. She is one of many contributors to the book, ''Encounters With The Paranormal: Personal Tales of the Supernatural'' and ''Lost in the Witching Hour''.Visit her official website at [http://www.ameliacotter.com www.ameliacotter.com], or write to her any time at [mailto:ameliamcotter@gmail.com ameliamcotter@gmail.com.]


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost
ISBN: 0692236147

Breaking Fate Publishing. 2014

Nora is a lonely fifteen year old who dreams of more adventure than life in suburban Maryland can offer. Fascinated by the supernatural, she begins exploring an allegedly haunted abandoned house on the property where her father works. She soon finds herself tangled in the mysteries of the house as she uncovers its many secrets and meets a shy ghost called "Walter."

Including original documents with the author's notes, this book is based on real events and reveals how a girl, a house, and its ghost will become intertwined forever.

"Ms. Cotter's evocative writing deliciously transported me...A wonderfully engaging book which also sheds light on the complex impulses that make the paranormal so irresistible. Ghosts speak to us in so many ways. The author is a master listener."
-Ursula Bielski, author of the Chicago Haunts series

"Let This House take you back to a time when the barrier between the real and the imagined was mercurial, and all things seemed possible. Who knows, you just may discover something of yourself lurking in these pages."
-Michael Kleen, author of Haunting Illinois: A Tourist's Guide to the Weird and Wild Places of the Prairie State

Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters In The Free State (Second Edition)
ISBN: 0692449604

Haunted Road Media, LLC. 2015

Join author and storyteller Amelia Cotter as she presents a chilling collection of personal paranormal encounters gathered from across Maryland-in some of its most legendary haunted locations, private homes, hidden, and sometimes unexpected places.

From classic haunted houses to UFO sightings and mysterious creatures, these true stories, powerfully told in the words of those who experienced them, are sure to entertain and engage paranormal enthusiasts in Maryland and beyond.

Awaiting you in

Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State...
-An amazing apparition photo caught in the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House in Waldorf, featured on My Ghost Story
-The restless spirits of Hood College's German House in Frederick
-Incredible investigation findings from Jericho Covered Bridge near Kingsville
-Visitors from another planet on Lottsford Vista Road in Mitchellville
-The shadow figures and strange folks that once lurked at Ellicott City's Hell House
...and much more!

"Get ready for a haunted road trip through

Maryland! The walls of those oldbuildings as well as the battlefields and other great landmarks

can

talk...and Amelia Cotter is listening.

Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State

offers the history, the paranormal details, and the first-hand accounts thatmake us care deeply about these ghostly treasures. A great readthroughout!"
-Jeff Belanger, author of

The World's Most Haunted Places, Founder of Ghostvillage.com, and host of

30 Odd Minutes

Breakfast with Bigfoot
ISBN: 1618760173

Black Oak Media, Inc.. 2013

So, Bigfoot does exist, but does he like peanut butter and goldfish crackers? Find out in

Breakfast with Bigfoot, written by Amelia Cotter and illustrated by Charles Swinford. Adventure and laughs are just around the corner as Gretchen and her new pal Bigfoot discover a thing or two about both the kinds of food that people eat and the kinds found in nature.

For ages three through six.

"Funny and sweet! A charming story that teaches good wilderness principles to the read-it-to-me-again set."
-Cristina Bryan, author of

Miss Chicken Brings Lunch


Availability for Public Speaking

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Amelia is available to speak to audiences of all ages on a variety of topics related to the supernatural, history, folklore, and writing. To schedule Amelia for an appearance or interview, please contact her at [mailto:ameliamcotter@gmail.com ameliamcotter@gmail.com].