Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Meet the Very Special Sharon Ramirez- and a story of Great Friendship

Margaret and Sharon

Meet Sharon Ramirez, the author of Phantomology 101 and paranormal  investigator. This is an amazing story of Sharon and her friend Margaret, who found a way to make Sharon's first book into a reality, as Sharon battles a serious illness.

I was introduced to Sharon in December through my friend Margaret, who manages Inspired Ghost Tracking. Margaret told me that Sharon wrote a book 2 years ago about the history of ghosts and ghost hunting, but was unable to publish it  because Sharon had been battling cancer. Having now published 2 of my own books, I happily agreed to help out with edits, revisions and
Sharon and I meet for the first time in person
the publishing process
. So,
I corresponded mostly with Margaret over the course of a couple of months to get photos and direction for the book as Sharon found it difficult to talk during her treatments. I did have some communication with Sharon directly until we got closer to publishing. 

After working back and forth with Margaret to get pictures and answers on formatting, and revisions, I was thrilled to see the proof copy of the book arrive. After going through the proof and making more revisions, the book was ready.  The book was recently published through Createspace.com and is available on Amazon.com for $7.99. Sharon's dream of publishing her first book had come true thanks to Margaret's drive to help her friend. 
A packed room for the book signing!

"Phantomology 101...Hunting The Haunted," includes a history of ghosts & ghost hunting to the modern day science of ghost hunting, what every paranormal investigator needs to know!  It's available on Amazon.com: http://tinyurl.com/cbrpsoo

Sharon celebrates her first book

Last week, I attended Sharon's first book signing event  and finally met her in person after months of working through Margaret and later with Sharon via text and email to make the book a reality. What a wonderful sight to see an entire room packed with supporters who bought Sharon's book and listened to her give a brief overview. Sharon was glowing and it was so rewarding to Margaret, me, her brother Rodney (who as also there) and so many others from Inspired Ghost Tracking.

Tom, Rob, Diane, Renee

It goes to show you that with a little help from your friends, all of your dreams are possible.




More information about Sharon follows: 

For several years, Sharon Ramirez worked for one of the most prominent law firms in the Baltimore area of which one of her duties were spent helping to research the Law Library. She then moved on into the field of property management and real estate. Because of her legal background, she was appointed corporation court representative on all cases filed on their behalf. It was not long afterwards that she suffered a serious illness that resulted in a NDE (near-death experience) that changed her life forever!!! She went back to seriously researching again, but this time it was for answers to something more unusual...paranormal phenomena and the truth to life-after-death. Sharon Ramirez founded and formed Maryland TriState Paranormal, researching and investigating spirit & ghost phenomena throughout the Delmarva and Mid-Atlantic Region for the past decade. Her work has been featured in "The Frederick News Post," "The Examiner," mentioned in Michael Varhola's latest book, "Ghosthunting Maryland," and more. She has been on various paranormal radio shows, and co-hosts "The Haunted Syndicate." Her latest works include the investigation of Centralia, Penn., of which she was a cast member in Boston filmmaker, Robyne Marie's lat-est Paranormal Documentary, "Ghosts A'Fire." Sharon Ramirez studied Human Services, Case Work, Counseling, and Psychology at the Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland. She manages case files of paranormal activity, and interviews and counses clients who feel they may be victimized by a haunting.

 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
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About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
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Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14