Here ghostie, ghostie, ghostie. Join me on an investigation on the spookiest night of the summer.

Join me at Paxton Manor in Leesburg, Virginia on Friday, July 13th for a paranormal investigation and a sneak peek at Paxton's famous Shocktober haunted house event.

Paxton Manor's underground lake and foreboding house was the inspiration for one of my earliest novellas, Blackbird. I can't wait to work with new and experienced ghost hunters to explore the twists and turns of this magnificent 19th century mansion. I hope you can join us!

Cost: $35 per person. Cost includes investigation and a crash course in ghost hunting, snacks and a place to hide until morning. All proceeds will be going to the ARC of Loudoun, a fantastic organization with a strong commitment to the community.

For more information and reservations, please contact Matt Smith at 703.344.4695 or msmith[at]