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Charlaine Harris

 

Author of Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood), Aurora Teagarden, Gunnie Rose, and Midnight, Texas

Charlaine Harris is a true daughter of the South. She was born in Mississippi and has lived in Tennessee, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Texas. After years of dabbling with poetry, plays, and essays, her career as a novelist began when her husband invited her to write full time. Her first book, Sweet and Deadly, appeared in 1981. When Charlaine’s career as a mystery writer began to falter, she decided to write a cross-genre book that would appeal to fans of mystery, science fiction, romance, and suspense. She could not have anticipated the huge surge of reader interest in the adventures of a barmaid in Louisiana, or the fact that Alan Ball would come knocking at her door. Since then, Charlaine’s novels have been adapted for several other television series, with two in development now. Charlaine is a voracious reader. She has one husband, three children, two grandchilden, and two rescue dogs. She leads a busy life.

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Christopher R. Mihm

Christopher R. Mihm is the writer, director, and producer of the films of the "Mihmiverse," a series of award-winning, loosely interlinked feature-length films which pay homage to 1950s-era "drive-in cinema." He is currently at work on his next film, “That Which Lurks in the Dark,” and curates the Central Arts of Bedford Movie Match-up Film Festival.

Mr. Mihm's filmmaking career began in 2006 with the release of his first retro-styled film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake." Made on a nearly non-existent budget, the film went on to garner much critical acclaim, appear in numerous film festivals, win multiple awards and, to this day, continues to screen across the world.

Since his first film, Mr. Mihm has released one new as-authentic-as-possible 1950s-style feature a year, many of which have received numerous accolades, nominations, and awards. "Attack of the Moon Zombies" raked in the most 2011 Dead Letter Awards at mailorderzombie.com. "House of Ghosts" beat out several big budget films to win the coveted Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Independent Feature in 2012. Mr. Mihm's ode to the "big bug" films of the 1950s, "The Giant Spider," won the Forrest J. Ackerman Film Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival and the Best Action/Horror Feature award at the Highway 61 Film Festival.

Christopher R. Mihm has been featured in many publications, both online and off, including SCI-FI Magazine, Screem, Famous Monsters of Filmland and Scary Monsters Magazine. Mr. Mihm was the recipient of the first-ever Roger & Julie Corman Intrepid Filmmaker award at the ninth annual Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, won the Best Director award from mailorderzombie.com and received the key to the city of Forest Lake, MN, where July 30th was officially declared "Christopher R. Mihm Day."

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Brandon Lee Paranormal PI

 

Brandon Lee began his paranormal journey when he was 13 years old after hearing stories from his father, Greg Stephens, about chasing the spirits of Indians up and down the Brazos River. He was so intrigued and fascinated, he wanted to see if this phenomenon was real. After his father joined a team in North Texas in 2007, Brandon would finally join an investigation in Waxahachie, TX. Since that night, he was hooked on the paranormal world. Half a year later, a now 14-year-old Brandon was able to help build and establish Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (RIP) in 2008.

 

Brandon Lee experienced firsthand the second stage of possession after an encounter at one of his first investigations. After years of laying dormant in his childhood home, the spirit eventually revealed themselves to his family before trying to take over Brandon himself. After months of personality changes and the attempt on Brandon’s soul, he was able to break free with prayer and the help of his father and mother. Ever since that experience, Brandon has vowed to help others who seek the paranormal to protect themselves against the dangers of getting into this field.

 

Brandon joined the Army in 2012 to be of service to the country and ETS'd after 3 years of service in November 2015. Since then, he has continued to be a part of RIP, exploring all that they can of Texas and its surrounding states, including the historic Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana.

 

After investigating for over 13 years, with countless experiences and evidence captured, Brandon Lee has since begun his own journey into the paranormal. His goal is to dig more into the history and mystery behind what might be going on in a supposed haunting. To help those who need answers in their home. To help find out who might be haunting a certain building. Brandon Lee’s goal is to find the answers to why a spirit would still be there. That’s why he considers himself a paranormal PI.