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 Street.
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Blood & Ghosts: Haunted Crime Scene Investigations
by Katherine Ramsland & Mark Nesbitt
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!
If the South Won Gettysburg
by Mark Nesbitt
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: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield
by Mark Nesbitt
"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.
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