Troy Taylor

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General Information

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Name: Troy Taylor

Pen Name: None

Born: 1966 in Decatur, Illinois

Website: www.prairieghosts.com/abtauthor.html and weirdchicago.com

Email: ttaylor@prairieghosts.com



Illinois Connection

Taylor was born in Decatur, Illinois and currently resides in Chicago's West Loop area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Troy Taylor is an occultist, supernatural historian and the author of 73 books on ghosts, hauntings, history, crime and the unexplained in America. He is also the founder of the American Ghost Society and the owner of the Illinois and American Hauntings Tour companies.

Published Works

  • Haunted Decatur, Whitechapel Press, 1995
  • More Haunted Decatur, Whitechapel Press, 1996
  • Ghosts of Millikin, Whitechapel Press, 1996
  • Where the Dead Walk, Whitechapel Press, 1997
  • Dark Harvest, Whitechapel Press, 1997
  • Ghosts of Springfield, Whitechapel Press, 1997
  • The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook, Whitechapel Press, 1997
  • Haunted Illinois, Whitechapel Press, 1999
  • Spirits of the Civil War, Whitechapel Press, 1999
  • Season of the Witch, Whitechapel Press, 1999
  • Haunted New Orleans, Whitechapel Press, 2000
  • Haunted Decatur Revisited, Whitechapel Press, 2000
  • Haunted Alton, Whitechapel Press, 2000
  • Flickering Images, Whitechapel Press, 2001
  • The Haunting of America, Whitechapel Press, 2001
  • Beyond the Grave, Whitechapel Press, 2001
  • No Rest for the Wicked, Whitechapel Press, 2001
  • Haunted St. Louis, Whitechapel Press, 2002
  • Confessions of a Ghost Hunter, Whitechapel Press, 2002
  • Into the Shadows, Whitechapel Press, 2002
  • Down in the Darkness, Whitechapel Press, 2003
  • Field Guide to Haunted Graveyards, Whitechapel Press, 2003
  • Haunted Chicago, Whitechapel Press, 2003
  • Out Past the Campfire Light, Whitechapel Press, 2004
  • Weird U.S. Whitechapel Press, 2004 - written with
  • The Haunted President, Whitechapel Press, 2005
  • Weird Illinois, Whitechapel Press, 2005
  • Ghosts on Film, Whitechapel Press, 2005
  • Haunted Decatur: 13th Anniversary Edition, Whitechapel Press, 2006
  • Mysterious Illinois, Whitechapel Press, 2006
  • Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Bloody Chicago, Whitechapel Press, 2006
  • So, There I Was..., Whitechapel Press, 2006 - written with Len Adams
  • The Devil Came to St. Louis, Whitechapel Press, 2006
  • Haunting of America, Whitechapel Press, 2006
  • Wicked Washington, Whitechapel Press, 2007
  • Resurrection Mary, Whitechapel Press, 2007
  • The Possessed, Whitechapel Press, 2007
  • Ghost Hunter's Guidebook: 10th Anniversary Edition, Whitechapel Press, 2007
  • Ghosts by Gaslight, Whitechapel Press, 2007
  • Into the Shadows, Whitechapel Press, 2007
  • Spirits of the Civil War, Whitechapel Press, 2007
  • Weird Virginia, Whitechapel Press, 2007 - written with
  • Weird Indiana, Whitechapel Press, 2008 - written with
  • Weird Chicago, Whitechapel Press, 2008
  • Dead Men Do Tell Tales, Whitechapel Press, 2008
  • Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Bloody Illinois, Whitechapel Press, 2008
  • Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Bloody Hollywood, Whitechapel Press, 2008
  • Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Without a Trace, Whitechapel Press, 2009
  • Sex & The Supernatural, Whitechapel Press, 2009
  • True Crime Illinois, Whitechapel Press, 2009
  • Murder and Mayhem on Chicago's South Side, The History Press, 2009
  • Murder and Mayhem on Chicago's North Side, The History Press, 2009
  • Murder & Mayhem on Chicago's West Side, The History Press, 2009
  • Murder & Mayhem in Chicago's Downtown, The History Press, 2009
  • Murder & Mayhem in Chicago's Vice Districts, The History Press, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Haunting of America: Ghosts & Legends of America's Haunted Past

ISBN: 1892523175
Release Date: 2001-09-01

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Confessions of a Ghost Hunter

ISBN: 1892523280
Release Date: 2002-10-01

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Field Guide to Haunted Graveyards (Haunted Field Guide Series, Book 4)

ISBN: 1892523345
Release Date: 2003-12-03

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Ghosts on Film

ISBN: 1892523396
Release Date: 2005-09-28

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Mysterious Illinois

ISBN: 1892523434
Release Date: 2006-01-31

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The Possessed (Haunted Illinois)

ISBN: 1892523558
Release Date: 2007-09-24

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Weird Chicago (Haunted Illinois)

ISBN: 1892523590
Release Date: 2008-07-14

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Murder and Mayhem on Chicago's North Side (Murder & Mayhem)

ISBN: 1596296445
Release Date: 2009-10-28

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Murder and Mayhem on Chicago's West Side (Murder & Mayhem)

ISBN: 1596296933
Release Date: 2009-02-11

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Murder and Mayhem in Chicago's Vice Districts (Murder & Mayhem)

ISBN: 1596296925
Release Date: 2009-02-11

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Literary Awards

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Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Troy Taylor on WorldCat

Troy Taylor on Amazon

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