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About Tui Snider
Tui Snider is an author, speaker, photographer, and musician who specializes in historic cemeteries, tombstone symbolism, quirky travel, overlooked history, and haunted lore. Although Tui did not grow up in the Lone Star State, she finds its rich history inspiring. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction. But then, I moved to Texas!”
Tui enjoys speaking at conferences and other events. Her writing and photography have been featured by a variety of outlets, including Coast to Coast AM, LifeHack, Fort Worth Star Telegram, WFAA TV, TimeOut Travel, and many more.
Snider’s bestselling books include Understanding Cemetery Symbols, Paranormal Texas, among many others. Grave Goods is the first book in her new series: Exploring Historic Cemeteries.
Tui loves making friends, so if you bump into her online, don't be shy - say hi! As to what her next book will be, even Tui is not certain. "I've always got three or four book-length projects going," she admits. "It really just depends which one makes it to the finish line first!"
For info and updates, check out Tui Snider's website: TuiSnider dot com.
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More Haunted Places and True Ghost Stories!Tui Snider's popular travel guide to haunted places in North Texas is back with a fully updated 2nd Edition featuring more haunted places and true ghost stories!
What's new in Paranormal Texas, 2nd Edition?Just like the original travel guide, Paranormal Texas 2nd Edition gives readers haunted history and directions to sites where paranormal activity is reported in the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex.
The 2nd edition now includes:
- Photos: Readers asked for photos of haunted places. Paranormal Texas, 2nd editionhas over 50 photos of haunted towns, haunted hotels, and more.
- Ghost hunting tips: Tui Snider explains what she has learned since she began attending paranormal investigations with Texas ghost hunters.
- More haunted places: Several new venues (including a haunted doll museum!) with fascinating haunted history were added to Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition.
- Firsthand accounts: Readers asked for more true ghost stories and hauntings. (She even shares personal experiences with paranormal activity, including a strange encounter with her doppelganger at a haunted hotel!)
All the above, PLUS a paranormal activity evidence database:See the paranormal activity for yourself: Readers can access an online database with links to EVPs, ghost photos, videos, and other evidence gathered by paranormal investigators who have visited the haunted sites in her book.
- Continually updated: This database will be continually updated with EVPs, anomalous photos, videos, and other data gathered at haunted places featured in Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition.
- Add your paranormal activity: Readers can contact the author if they have paranormal evidence to add!
- Ghost Hunters - If you want to plan a fun road trip to haunted places (with or without ghost hunting equipment) Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition can help.
- Armchair Travelers - If you prefer reading about haunted history, Paranormal Texas, 2nd edition can take you on an exciting armchair tour through haunted towns of North Texas.
Why do people leave stones, coins, seashells, toys, and other items at gravesites? Tui Snider's Grave Goods not only explains the meaning of these items, but with over 50 full-color photos, readers will see plenty of examples. In this fast-paced book, readers will learn:
- What, exactly, are grave goods?
- Fact vs myth behind coins left on tombstones
- Why people leave seashells, toys, and stones at gravesites
- What flowers mean and how this practice has changed
- How the Great Depression impacted these traditions
- Cultural and religious variations for grave goods
- The most common grave goods in modern times
- Future trends for leaving grave goods in cemeteries
- …and more!
From the author of Understanding Cemetery Symbols and Graveyard Journal comes this exciting new book for genealogists, historians, and others who enjoy cultural facts and photos related to historic cemeteries. Grab your copy today!
More and more of America's cemeteries are applying for arboretum status and being placed on the historical register. Many now offer tours, annual festivals and events which run the gamut from jazz picnics, birding, costumed reenactments, performances of Shakespeare, and more.
Along with this renewed appreciation for historic cemeteries, comes the realization that we have forgotten the meaning behind many of the symbols and acronyms our ancestors left on their headstones.
Tui Snider s book, Understanding Cemetery Symbols, describes the meaning behind the symbols and architecture found in the historic graveyards of America.
History buffs, genealogists, ghost hunters and other curiosity seekers will gain a deeper appreciation for these "messages from the dead" with a copy of Tui Snider's book on their shelf, or better yet, in their hands, as they explore America's open-air museums for themselves!
Cemeteries become open-air museums when Tui Snider takes you on a playful-but-informative tour of Texas burial grounds. Along the way you will see photos of and learn stories about:
Gold buried under a cemetery tree
Black man whose grave taunts the KKK
Real cowboys who inspired Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove"
Little girl who inspired the Amber Alert system
Nuclear power whistleblower's grave
Monument for slaughtered conscientious objectors
Frenemies chained together in death
Buried whisky and an air tube at his grave
Buried at her husband's feet
Who killed Diamond Bessie?
Unnamed one-legged tightrope walker
Space alien grave
Jesus in cowboy boots
Grand piano grave
Famous lizard in a velvet-lined casket
…and many more!
6 Feet Under Texas explores the unique, famous, and historic burials of the Lone Star State. It is the first in a series of books revealing the stories behind the stones. It just may inspire you to take a road trip or two. Grab your copy today!
But here in Texas, you don't have to!
Not only does Tui Snider explain the stories
behind these offbeat & overlooked sites, but she also gives directions to a bunch of quirky Texas places, including the:
* Gravesite of an Alleged Space Alien
* Courthouse Displaying a Dead Lizard
* Statue of Jesus Wearing Cowboy Boots
* Rope used to Lynch "Santa Claus"
* Building Made Entirely of Salt
* Wax Replica of Da Vinci’s Last Supper
* 65 foot tall Eiffel Tower Replica
* Petrified Wood Motel & Cafe
* World's Smallest Skyscraper
* Only Michelangelo Painting in America
... and much more!
A quick read: 3500 words.