Terrance Zepke

Biography

Terrance Zepke has a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters degree in Mass Communications and has studied parapsychology, which is the study of paranormal phenomena, at the renowned Rhine Research Center. She is also a travel agent and adventure travel expert. She is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than thirty books. Terrance has traveled to every continent and enjoyed all kinds of amazing adventures, such as piranha fishing on the Amazon River, an elephant safari in Nepal, and spending the night in the uber creepy Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum during an overnight paranormal investigation. She is in demand as a speaker and has been featured on National Public Radio, The Learning Channel, History Channel, Around the World, CNN, Good Morning Show, and Travel Channel. She is the host of TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: UBER ADVENTURES and co-host of A WRITER'S JOURNEY: FROM BLANK PAGE TO PUBLISHED. More about this author, her titles, and her blogs & shows can be found on www.terrancezepke.com and www.terrancetalkstravel.com

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have lots of interests as you can tell by my many different book topics! I was born to travel and I am especially fond of adventure travel. Some of my favorite activities include hot-air ballooning over the Northern Serengeti, camping in the Himalayas, shark cage diving in South Africa, dog sledding in the Arctic, and a camel safari in Egypt.

I also love to participate in ghost investigations and my creepiest experience was being locked inside the Trans-Alleghany Luntatic Asylum overnight. Korners Folly was another very interesting experience.

I am an avid reader of many different genres so I read whenever I can. I also spend a lot of time researching my books and traveling as part of that research and also for book promotions/tours/interviews and just for fun.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read many different genres. One of my favorite is mystery/suspense. I also enjoy women's fiction, southern literature, detective stories, sci fi/thrillers, paranormal, memoirs, and travel books/essays.
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Where to find Terrance Zepke online


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Books

Terrance Talks Travel: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Machu Picchu & Cuzco (Peru)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,960. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
One of the best adventure destinations in the world is Machu Picchu. Find out everything you need to know about visiting this World Heritage site, including what type of ticket you should buy, how to buy the ticket, the best time to go, how to get there (an adventure in and of itself), the best trail to hike, latest tourism regulations, and more. Cuzco and Sacred Valley are discussed in depth.
How to Cruise Cheap! (Cheap Travel Series Volume 1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,230. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises, Nonfiction » Travel » Budget
Learn everything you need to know to pick the right cruise for your needs and budget. Discover hidden costs, holiday cruises, important things no one tells you, adventure cruises, best destination, theme cruises, best cruise incentive, how to afford a luxury cruise, how to easily earn shipboard credit, the difference between river cruises and ocean cruises, and much more.
How to Fly Cheap! (Cheap Travel Series Volume 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Budget, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Learn how to save big money on domestic and international airfares. Plus, discover... *how to get free upgrades *the best day and time to buy a ticket to get the lowest price *is premium economy worth the extra money *hidden city flights and why they can save you lots of money *what you need to know about codeshare flights *the app you must have if your flight gets delayed ...and much more!
Terrance Talks Travel: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Antarctica
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Antarctica is the end of the world but the beginning of an amazing adventure. Everything you need to know about traveling to the South Pole is included in this reference, including how, when, why, and where. There are dozens of phenomenal photos, maps, and trivia. The author reveals tips for making the most of your journey, including what to expect and how to prepare for it--and much more!
Terrance Talks Travel: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Ushuaia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Ushuaia, "The Southernmost City in the World", began as a penal colony but has morphed into an adventure destination, as well as the departure port for most Antarctica cruises. Highlights: End of the World Museum, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Beagle Channel cruises, casino, dance club, the southernmost lighthouse, southernmost golf course, the southernmost ski resort, and more!
Terrance Talks Travel: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Charleston (South Carolina)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Charleston is one of the oldest, prettiest, and most historic cities in America. It has an amazing array of activities, intriguing historic sites, quirky attractions, and fun tours. Discover Lowcountry cuisine, fun festivals, great shopping, and area beaches. You will learn about Gullah tours, Hoodoo, Heavenly Tours, Rainbow Row, Ghosts & Graveyard Tours, Patriots Point, and more
Terrance Talks Travel: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Reykjavik (Iceland)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,470. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Discover why Reykjavik is one of the hottest destinations in northern Europe! You'll be amazed at all there is to see and do, including the author's TOP TEN PICKS. She also shares lots of things you need to know, including how to pre-book your Blue Lagoon excursion ( a must!) and little-known tips to maximize this once-in-a-lifetime experience, best tours and restaurants, hip hostels, and more.
How to Travel Free or Get Paid to Travel! (Cheap Travel Series Volume 4)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Budget, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
This handy reference reveals (50) Fifty Ways to travel free or get paid to travel. Learn about good travel jobs, volunteer opportunities, free lodging, tax write-offs, and more. Seasoned travelers may know about a few of these, but most are little-known tips and resources.
How to Travel Cheap! (Cheap Travel Series)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,450. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Budget, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
The third book in Zepke's Cheap Travel Series reveals how to get the absolute lowest rates on all types of tours, accommodations, and transportation, including rail passes and train trips. It is a helpful reference for those wanting escorted tours and for those who want to travel independently. Hundreds of resources are provided, as well as lots of useful tips and advice.
Terrance Talks Travel: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Cape Town
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,160. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Cape Town is one the best cities in the world because it has so much to offer, from underground tunnel tours to abseiling off Table Mountain. In addition to sharing everything you need to know about Cape Town (including the Cape Winelands, Cape Peninsula, Cape Point, and the Garden Route), the author shares her Top Ten List, fun FYI boxes, special Annual Events, and a bonus: Safari Sampler.
Terrance Talks Travel: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Key West
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
If you're planning a trip to Key West and you're interested in doing more than the usual touristy stuff, this book is for you. Discover Key West Devil's Rum, the Conch Train, Sunset Celebration, most outrageous night spot, dolphin encounters, best sunset cruise, a scavenger hunt/pub crawl, best place for dessert, the Odditorium, most haunted places, best adventure tour, and much more.
The Spookiest Box Set (3 in 1): Discover America's Most Haunted Destinations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,180. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
Get All Three Books in this Series in One Easy-to-Read Box Set and Save Money By Buying Them Collectively! Book One: Spookiest Lighthouses Book Two: Spookiest Battlefields Book Three: Spookiest Cemeteries This spooky collection is for those who enjoy a good ghost story! From Bonaventure Cemetery to Yaquina Head Lighthouse, ghost hunters and armchair travelers will find plenty of ghosts!
Stop Talking & Start Writing Series (3 in 1) Box Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,990. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This box set shares everything you need to know to write, publish, and sell your book. Book One: Stop Talking & Start Writing Your Book Book Two: Stop Talking & Start Publishing Your Book Book Three: Stop Talking & Start Selling Your Book Terrance Zepke is an award-winning and best-selling author of thirty-three fiction and nonfiction titles. She is the co-host of A Writer's Journey.
A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Historic Sites in America
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,370. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
America is full of haunted historic sites. Find out why these places were selected as the MOST HAUNTED... Each chapter is laid out in an easy-to-read format, which includes the intriguing history of each place and reveals all paranormal activity. The book contains many black and white photographs, lots of fun facts, and helpful visitor information, including best times to go and tour options.
The Ghost Hunter's MOST HAUNTED Box Set (3 in 1): Discover America's Most Haunted Destinations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
Get All Three Books in this Series in One Complete Box Set and Save Big Money Buying Them Collectively! A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Houses in America A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Hotels & Inns in America Be prepared to be scared as you read about abandoned asylums, old plantations, creepy cemeteries & more!
Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to the Florida Keys
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
The author shares lots of facts, as well as her personal insights and advice and highlights the things that she loves about the Florida Keys. Her FYI and highlight boxes reveal little tips and tricks for having the best Keys vacation possible. There is a time to go (and not go) to the Keys and there are some special seasonal events you may not want to miss. Learn all you need to know before you go
Spookiest Cemeteries: Discover America's Most Haunted Cemeteries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
Cemeteries can be creepy and downright scary places even without reports of paranormal activity. But throw in a few ghosts and all bets are off! This handy reference reveals relevant visitor information, tour options, numerous black and white photographs, paranormal activity and intriguing history of America's creepiest cemeteries.
Terrance Zepke Series Reading Order & Guide
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This is a checklist of all the series written by Terrance Zepke, including the chronological order of books in each series. Also included is some information fans may find helpful, such as how to connect with her on social media and a special message from this author.
Stop Talking & Start Selling Your Book
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,610. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing / multilevel
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SELL A BOOK! *25 Ways to Increase Amazon Sales *15 Places You Should Be Selling Your Book *The Real Deal with Book Reviews *Fringe Marketing *Free Publicity ...and much more!
Stop Talking & Start Publishing Your Book
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOOK PUBLISHING! What you need to know about copyrights... What you need to know about DRM... What you need to know about filing taxes... What you need to know about distributors... What you need to know about selling foreign rights... What you need to know about book covers... What you need to know about aggregators... and much more!
Stop Talking & Start Writing Your Book
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,580. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO WRITE A BOOK! How to outline your book… How to develop your characters… How to deal with writer's block… How to pace your story… How to deal with distractions… How to decide your point of view… Terrance Zepke is an award-winning and best-selling author of twenty-eight books. For more about this author visit www.terrancezepke.com
Spooklest Battlefields: Discover America's Most Haunted Battlefields
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » National Parks, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
Over the years, there have been thousands of reports of paranormal activity at our battlefields. Read about Shiloh’s Drummer Boy Ghost, Old Green Eyes of Chickamauga, Brandywine's Phantom Rider, a mysterious fog at Richmond Battlefield, and more. In addition to chronicling paranormal activity, visitor information, such as the best times to go and tour options, are revealed.
Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide To African Safaris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
This book tells you everything you need to know about this special type of travel. Even if you plan to book some kind of safari package, there are many things you need to know. There are 54 countries in Africa and many offer wildlife safaris. Learn when to go (and NOT go!), the best places to go, and all about the many safari options available, such as elephant-back safaris and walking safaris.
Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide To South Africa
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,030. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Learn Everything You Need To Know Before You Go... *There are nine provinces that comprise South Africa. Every province is discussed in detail, including all attractions and sites, as well as all activities including elephant safaris, rail travel, and shark cage diving. Plus, great resources, packing tips, sample itineraries, photos, maps, the best (and worst) time to go, and more is included.
A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Hotels & Inns in America
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
Discover the best places to see and maybe sleep with a ghost...such as well-known places like the Stanley Hotel and the Lizzie Borden B & B to little known haunted hotels like the Crescent Hotel and the Grove Park Inn. In addition to detailing paranormal activity, this book discusses the intriguing history of each place and includes lots of photos and visitor information.
Happy Halloween! Hundreds of Perfect Party Recipes, Delightful Decorating Ideas & Awesome Activities
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Holiday
Everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable Halloween party (including a timeline checklist), decorate, plan a menu, and games for all ages can be found in this handy Halloween reference. This book was written for those on a tight budget who don't want to spend a lot of time cooking and decorating (or who don't want to be Martha Stewart), but want to throw a great party.
Spookiest Lighthouses: Discover America's Most Haunted Lighthouses
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
SPOOKIEST LIGHTHOUSES reveals the most haunted lighthouses in America. Paranormal activity ranges from the frequent smell of cigar smoke to piano music heard inside abandoned lighthouses where there is no piano or radio! Most of these historic sites are open to the public and some even offer ghost tours and investigations. A brief history, photographs and visitor information is included.
A Ghost Hunter's Guide to The Most Haunted Houses in America
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Learn what is unique and especially creepy about these old haunted homesteads, such as Winchester Mystery House, LaLaurie House, and Villisca Axe Murder House. Each chapter includes a detailed and fascinating history and documented paranormal activities. The book contains dozens of photographs, lots of fun facts, and visitor information. This includes addresses, tips, accessibility, and websites.
A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
This book features a detailed discussion of the fifteen most haunted places in America, including detailed and fascinating histories and documented paranormal occurrences. The reference is designed in an easy-to-read format with photographs, fun facts, and visitor information including accessibility, tour options, addresses and websites.

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