Today our guest for a Halloween/Day of the Dead discussion of ghost stories around the American south, is Author, travel writer, and publisher Kathleen “Katy” Walls a former reporter for Union Sentinel in Blairsville, GA, and publisher/writer for American Roads and Global Highways. She currently resides in Middleburg, FL, and has lived in Florida most of her life but travels extensively, mainly in the Southeast. Kathleen was born in New Orleans and goes back often to Louisiana. She has lived in Mississippi and Georgia as well. She is the author of travel books: Georgia’s Ghostly Getaways, Finding Florida’s Phantoms, Hosts With Ghosts, and Wild About Florida series, novels; Last Step, Kudzu, Under a Bloody Flag, Under a Black Flag, For Want of a Ship, The Tenant From Hell, Double Duplicity, and The Ranch House Heist, True Crime; ManHunt: The Eric Rudolph Story, and Missing but not Forgotten (This one is slightly fictionalized but based on a true abduction case in a tiny Florida town. The case has never been solved.) The print ones are available on her site, Katy’s World. The ebooks are available from Amazon. She is currently working on American Music: Born in the USA: A History of American Music. Since it’s going to include places about music as well as people, it’s taking her to visit some interesting music related spots. Her travel site is American Roads and Global Highways ( Other publications she writes for include Roadtrippers, World Footprints, Snowbirds and RV Travelers, Family RVing, Deep South, Florida Country, Rovology, Extended Weekend Getaways, She Buys Travel, and more. She’s a proud member of International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers (IFWTA) and Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

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