We explore some history and hauntings in the Quad Cities with author Michael McCarty. Gangster John Looney’s haunted mansion, what happened to John Deer’s “Black Angel” burial statue, and more historical locations and ghost stories all featured in the book Ghosts of the Quad Cities (2019).
Michael McCarty has been a professional writer since 1983 and the author of over forty books of fiction and nonfiction, as well as hundreds of articles, short stories and poems. He is a Five-Time Bram Stoker Finalist and winner of the David R. Collins’ Literary Achievement Award from the Midwest Writing Center. Some of his books include Dark Cities: Dark Tales, Dark Duets: Musical Mayhem, A Little Help From My Friends, I Kissed A Ghoul and Lost Girl of the Lake (with Joe McKinney). Check out everything he has written on his Amazon page.
His nonfiction books include Modern Mythmakers, featuring interviews with Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, John Saul, Elvira, William F. Nolan, the cast & crew of Night of the Living Dead and more. He co-wrote the book Conversations with Kreskin which is a cornucopia of stories about Kreskin’s Amazing life, culture, famous friends, inside knowledge of entertainment personalities, his mind power, thought-reading, and much more and Esoteria-Land: the Authentic, Eclectic & Eccentric Nonfiction of Michael McCarty and Ghosts of the Quad Cities (with Mark McLaughlin) which features true ghost stories in the Quad Cities metro area.