Nightmares before Christmas

Looking for a Christmas gift on the spookier side?

"Shades of Souls Passed," by Teresa Andrews, is a collection of "true ghost stories" that take place in Madison County and surrounding areas, with some taking place at the Brae Loch Inn, Chittenango Falls State Park and Lorenzo.

"I researched for several years, interviewing people, and only chose the stories that I found to be original, personal and life-altering for the person that experienced [them]," Andrews said.

The book is available now in e-book or paperback at lulu.com. Once Andrews receives a shipment, she will sell them at the Brae Loch Inn, the Brewster Inn, the Lincklaen House and the Colgate Bookstore.

Andrews's daughter, Jacqueline, illustrated the book. The cover was designed by graphic designer and Cazenovia resident Jay Dyer.

"It's really stunning," said Andrews.

The book had one rave review on lulu.com.

"Whether it's a cozy autumn evening, a cool summer's night, or a blustery winter snow storm, the author's descriptions are enchanting and poetic," said Katherine Conroy. "Although I read this book from start to finish without being able to put it down, it is nice how you can pick it up and just read a story or two if that's all you have time for."

To download the e-book immediately, or to order the paperback, visit lulu.com and search for "Shades of Souls Passed."

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