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Wake Me Up!: Love and The Afterlife

Lyn Ragan knew at the age of fourteen that she would write a book one day. She subscribed to True Crime and True Detective, reading each edition faithfully while plotting her fiction novel she never wrote. Twenty-five years later, she met the love of her life never thinking she'd be involved in a real-life crime.

After her fiancé's murder, she followed his guidance by way of ADC's, (After Death Communications) and penned their first two books, "Wake Me Up! Love and The Afterlife", and, "We Need To Talk: Living With The Afterlife." Recently, she wrote a narrative that helps identify afterlife signs; "Signs From The Afterlife".

A Deadly Focus!

After reading through the bio of Bob and Carol Bridgestock, VertiKal MagaZine Founder Norman Anderson said, "Is this a real Bio or is this part of a novel?" I responded, nope it's the real life Bio of Bob and Carol Bridgestock and many of their experiences which have come to us in the form of their passion for writing. Carol sent me their story and I thought it was best to give the whole story to you as is and listen to the radio program. They are an inspiring team and a great testament to there is a life after 40 that can be marvelous. Meet Bob and Carol Bridgestock! - Celeste S. Duckworth

A Sultry Summer Read!

Beautiful Blackberries in thick clusters, shiny and wet and bursting with tiny pockets of juice, and when you put them in your mouth you taste their bitter sweetness in your mouth....bringing memories of the sweetness of summer...the bitterness of stories that become known!

Such as Ruth P. Watson's Novel, Blackberry Days of Summer!" The novel begins as "The Great War" is coming to an end. As Robert Parker's body is lowered into the grave, Herman Camm introduces himself to the mourning family. He is a beady-eyed, small-framed, well-dressed man with a mysterious stare—and he is about to drastically change the lives of three women: Mae Lou Parker; her daughter, Carrie; and Pearl Brown.  

While in Jefferson County, Virginia, trouble arrives when Carrie reveals a disturbing secret that will haunt and change their lives forever. Mae Lou is fed up with Herman spending time with other women and she goes to confront him.   Everybody wants a part of him, including Willie; however, the tables are slightly turned when Willie ends up with a gun pointing directly at him. All of the stories converge when Herman is found dead from a shotgun wound. 


Debbie Hess and Horror Hotel

Like scary movies? Remember the mystery and suspense of the Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock! Always shockers but thought provoking! Well get ready for Horror Hotel created by Ricky Hess, this anthology series features horrific thriller tales inspired by The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock series.  Each episode of Horror Hotel has a completely novel story portrayed by different characters. The series was shot in Atlanta, and many talented young artists participated in its creation, including Tech students who worked on some of the episodes.  Debbie Hess, the executive producer of Horror Hotel, spoke with VertiKal Bistro about the making of this web series and gave some great insights into the future of Web Series and some valuable advice.

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