Sunday Oct 14, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Author Donna Blake Birchell talks about the process behind writing her latest book and shares some of her favorite ghost stories from the work.
Join author Donna Blake Birchell for a free talk about the process behind writing her latest book, Haunted Hotels and Ghostly Getaways of New Mexico. Birchell will also be sharing some of her favorite ghost stories from the book.
The event takes place at the Painted Lady Bed & Brew, featured prominently in Haunted Hotels and Ghostly Getaways of New Mexico and the 2018 Trolley of Terror.
A limited number of copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event for $20 (there is also a ticket option that includes a guaranteed copy of the book). There is no fee to attend but seating is limited. Please claim your free ticket at the link above. Seating priority given to those who have a ticket.
About Haunted Hotels and Ghostly Getaways of New Mexico:
True to its nickname, New Mexico enchants some souls so much they never leave. The Express St. James of Cimarron plays host to the cantankerous spirit of former owner Thomas James "T.J." Wright. At the Trinity Hotel in Carlsbad, Miss Ruby occasionally pranks unwitting guests and still cares for the rooms where she once worked. The gentle ghost of Julie Staab sits weeping at the bar of La Posada when not running bath water in her former room. And in death, Byron T. Mills looks over the Las Vegas Plaza Hotel he owned and neglected in life. Local author Donna Blake Birchell shares the chilling stories of these permanent spectral guests.
About the Painted Lady Bed & Brew:
Built in 1881 as a brothel and saloon with "wine room in connection," the property has quite the colorful past. Tales of buried money, hidden rooms, and Billy the Kid are all waiting inside. Many a knife fight and shootout are just some of the echoes of its sordid past.The story of the property is one that is shrouded in mystery. The property first started appearing on maps around 1900. It is known, however, that it was operated as The Swastika Saloon, a “place of bad repute,” as early as 1904. The Swastika Saloon billed itself as having a "wine room in connection." Wine Room was code for brothel. With the American Lumber Company saw mill just across the street, and an early 20th Century ratio of 5 men to every woman, the brothel thrived.
Read more about the Painted Lady here.