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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim Graczyk  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1969


-- Website -- http://www.ghostguides.com/
-- Jim Graczyk on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jim+graczyk


Illinois Connection

Jim was born and raised in Chicago and currently lives in a Southwest Suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Graczyk is an American researcher and author on the subject of ghosts. He is the Research Assistant for the Ghost Research Society. He is an American non-fiction writer for a series of books in the Haunted Field Guide Series. He is a member of the Society of Midland Authors.In addition to writing books in the Haunted Field Guide Series, Graczyk has written numerous articles for Ghost of the Prairie Magazine, Ghost Trackers Newsletter and The Journal. He has also appeared in a number of television shows and documentaries about ghosts. including Real Ghosthunters on the Discovery Channel.


Published Works

  • Field Guide to Illinois Hauntings( with Donna Boonstra), White Chapel Productions, 2002
  • Field Guide to Chicago Hauntings, Ghost Research Society, 2006
  • Field Guide to the Land of Lincoln , Ghost Research Society, 2006
  • Field Guide to Mysterious Waters, Ghost Research Society, 2006
  • Field Guide to America's Most Haunted, Ghost Research Society, 2007
  • Chicago Hauntings for Teens, Ghost Research Society, 2008


Selected Titles At Your Library

Field guide to Illinois hauntings /
ISBN: 1892523264. OCLC Number:

Whitechapel Productions Press,. Alton, Ill. :. 2002, ©2001.

Field guide to Chicago hauntings /
ISBN: 0976607220. OCLC Number:

Ghost Research Society Press,. Oak Lawn, Ill. :. ©2006.

Field guide to the Land of Lincoln /
ISBN: 0976607247. OCLC Number:

Ghost Research Society Press,. Oak Lawn, Ill. :. 2006.

Field guide to mysterious waters /
ISBN: 0976607263. OCLC Number:

Ghost Research Society Press,. Oak Lawn, Ill. :. 2006.

Field guide to America's most haunted /
ISBN: 0979711509. OCLC Number:

Ghost Research Society Press,. Oak Lawn, Ill. :. 2007.

Chicago hauntings for teens /
ISBN: 0979711525. OCLC Number:

Ghost Research Society Press,. Oak Lawn, Ill. :. ©2008.


Speaking Engagements

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Contact Jim at ghostguides@hotmail.com