Thursday, July 25, 2019

R.I.P. Rosemary Ellen Guiley: Queen of the Paranormal (1950-2019)

To all of my readers and friends...I am very sorry to say that my dear friend and colleague, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, has passed on from this plane of existence. Rosemary was the author of nearly sixty-five books on monsters, ghosts, demons and demonology, djinn (genies), Sasquatch, magic (both benign and malevolent), witchcraft, lycanthropy, and vampirism among other things, and she was one of my favorite authors in the paranormal field. I always looked forward to her new books, and I would pre-order them from Amazon if I had the chance and my finances permitted. Not only was she an author, but she was a researcher, investigator, lecturer, and even ran her own publishing company called Visionary Living, Inc. She was an expert in a wide variety of supernatural, paranormal, metaphysical, and monstrous subjects, and was frequently asked to contribute to books, newsletters, and she was most often interviewed on podcasts and radio shows. She would always be present at the annual Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia to lecture on the creature. The observant reader will notice that a great many of her books are cited in my work, as she was never one to shy away from the gory details and always gave every little detail that she could into her work. Rosemary was always so kind and very generous to me, readily offering her help and her professional opinion when I needed it. She even sent me a couple of books to review for her, free of charge. I am proud to have known her and to have called her my friend, even if we never had a chance to meet face to face (although I wish I could have). I wish that I had foresight and could've talked to her one last time, if only to tell her that I love her and that I'm happy to have known her for so many years. I just pray that she is at peace and that she finally knows the truth about all of the mysteries and monsters that she had pursued so passionately in her lifetime. Rest in Peace, Rosemary. You will be dearly missed, my old friend.

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