Second Chance Publications
I started out, back in the 1970s, as a National Park Service Ranger/Historian in Gettysburg, PA. I knew that I wanted to be a writer, so after five years with the NPS, I got the crazy idea that I should start my own research and writing company. Thus began Interpretive Enterprises. I spent several years as a freelance writer and wondering if I had lost my mind.
My first book was a children's book: The Little Drummer Boy. It won an award and boosted my confidence. I had been collecting ghost stories of the Gettysburg area since I first arrived, so I decided to approach a local publisher to see if they'd be interested in a book about the Ghosts of Gettysburg. The first ghost book came out in 1991. Since then, I have written fifteen books, covering topics of historical interest, as well as the paranormal. My stories have been seen on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, The Biography Channel, and numerous regional television shows and heard on Coast to Coast AM, and regional radio.
In 1994, I founded "The Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®," a tour based on the stories in my book series. The tour company started out on a card table in the town square. The next year I rented office space at the corner of Baltimore St. and Steinwehr Ave. Finally, in 1997, I purchased the current headquarters building at 271 Baltimore St.
In 2006, I expanded into Frederickburg, VA and started the Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tours.
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Ghosts of Gettysburg III: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield
Gettysburg has earned the reputation as the most haunted place in America! The third book in Mark Nesbitt's popular "Ghosts of Gettysburg" book series includes more ghostly encounters on the battlefield, Gettysburg College campus, and in and around the town. Some venues are new, others continue to provide unsuspecting visitors with unexpected, sometimes bizarre, glimpses into another world.
Haunted Crime Scenes: Paranormal Evidence From Crimes & Criminals Across The USA
The second book in the "Haunted Crime Scenes" series. This book focuses on the paranormal phenomena at crime scenes. Forensics expert Katherine Ramsland and paranormal investigator Mark Nesbitt examine murder implements, victims, killers and crime scenes that reportedly have supernatural components. Included are results of their investigations and suggestions for sites they haven't investigated.
Ghosts of Gettysburg II: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places of the Battlefield
"Ghosts of Gettysburg II" is the second volume in Mark Nesbitt's popular book series. After the release of the first volume, people began contacting Mr. Nesbitt to share their ghostly experiences on the Gettysburg battlefield. This volume includes more ghostly encounters on the Gettysburg battlefield, on the Gettysburg College campus, and in and around the town of Gettysburg.
Blood & Ghosts: Haunted Crime Scene Investigations
What if forensic and paranormal investigation deliberately crossed paths? Can forensics aid ghost hunters? Might ghost hunters one day assist in the cause of justice? In "Blood & Ghosts," Katherine Ramsland and Mark Nesbitt examine tales of murder, ghosts and hauntings; police psychics; and scientific experiments in search of the answers to these questions and more!
Ghosts of Gettysburg: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield
"Ghosts of Gettysburg" is the first volume in Mark Nesbitt's popular book series. A combination of history and mystery, this volume focuses on the early ghost-lore of Gettysburg. Included are the timeless stories of the woman in white, the surgeons of Old Dorm, the ghosts of Devil's Den, the Blue Boy, and other infamous spectres who wander the Gettysburg battlefield.
If the South Won Gettysburg
Many historical accounts have been written documenting the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War. In "If the South Won Gettysburg" author Mark Nesbitt makes a dramatic hypothetical examination of precisely that theory: What if the South won at Gettysburg as a result of a change in the South's battle tactics ? What would have been the fate of this great nation?
Ghosts of Gettysburg VI: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield
"Ghosts of Gettysburg VI" is the sixth volume in Mark Nesbitt's popular book series. This volume includes tales of eerie events in the Civil War era house where the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours originate, "shadow people" or "dark ghosts," a haunted clock, and more ghostly encounters on the Gettysburg battlefield.
Ghosts of Gettysburg VII: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield
"Ghosts of Gettysburg VII" is the newest addition to Mark Nesbitt's popular book series. It contains a multitude of stories never heard in public before, including an entire chapter dedicated to the eerie and unexplainable events experienced by tour guides while conducting their tours for the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours.
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