Series Reading Order
Here is a list of titles by Terrance Zepke. They are presented in chronological order although they do not need to be read in any particular order.
Also included is an author bio, a personal message from Terrance, and some other information you may find helpful.
All books are available as eBooks and print books. They can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBooks, Shakespir, or through your favorite independent bookseller.
For more about this author and her books visit her Author Page at:
You can also connect with Terrance on Twitter @terrancezepke or on
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Terrance Zepke is co-host of the writing show, A WRITER’S JOURNEY: FROM BLANK PAGE TO PUBLISHED. All episodes can be found on iTunes or on .
Terrance Zepke studied Journalism at the University of Tennessee and later received a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. She studied parapsychology at the renowned Rhine Research Center.
Zepke spends much of her time happily traveling around the world but always returns home to the Carolinas where she lives part-time in both states. She has written hundreds of articles and close to three dozen books. She is the host of Terrance Talks Travel: Über Adventures and co-host of A Writer’s Journey: From Blank Page to Published. Additionally, this award-winning and best-selling author has been featured in many publications and programs, such as NPR, CNN, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Travel with Rick Steves, Around the World, Publishers Weekly, World Travel & Dining with Pierre Wolfe, Good Morning Show, The Learning Channel, and The Travel Channel.
When she’s not investigating haunted places, searching for pirate treasure, or climbing lighthouses, she is most likely packing for her next adventure to some far flung place, such as Reykjavik or Kwazulu Natal. Some of her favorite adventures include piranha fishing on the Amazon, shark cage diving in South Africa, hiking the Andes Mountains Inca Trail, camping in the Himalayas, and dog-sledding in the Arctic Circle.
According to Zepke, her favorite haunted place is the Stanley Hotel and the creepiest overnight ghost investigation she ever did was the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Her favorite island in the U.S. is Kiawah (SC) and outside of the U.S. it is Madagascar (Africa), favorite city in the U.S. is Charleston (SC) and her favorite international city is London (England), and her favorite adventure destination is Africa, especially southern and East Africa. While she will rough it for a good adventure, Zepke enjoys five-star cruises, first class, and champagne.
MOST HAUNTED SERIES
A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America (2012)
A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the Most Haunted Houses in America (2013)
A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the Most Haunted Hotels & Inns in America (2014)
TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL SERIES
Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to South Africa (2015)
Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to African Safaris (2015)
Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to Adventure Travel (2015)
Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to Florida Keys (including Key West & The Everglades) (2016)
Spookiest Lighthouses (2013)
Spookiest Battlefields (2015)
Spookiest Cemeteries (2016)
STOP TALKING SERIES
Stop Talking & Start Writing Your Book (2015)
Stop Talking & Start Publishing Your Book (2015)
Stop Talking & Start Selling Your Book (2015)
CAROLINAS FOR KIDS SERIES
Lighthouses of the Carolinas for Kids (2009)
Pirates of the Carolinas for Kids (2009)
Ghosts of the Carolinas for Kids (2011)
GHOSTS OF THE CAROLINAS SERIES
Ghosts of the Carolina Coasts (1999)
The Best Ghost Tales of South Carolina (2004)
Ghosts & Legends of the Carolina Coasts (2005)
The Best Ghost Tales of North Carolina (2006)
BOOKS & GUIDES FOR THE CAROLINAS SERIES
Pirates of the Carolinas (2005)
Coastal South Carolina: Welcome to the Lowcountry (2006)
Coastal North Carolina: Its Enchanting Islands, Towns & Communities (2011)
Lighthouses of the Carolinas: A Short History & Guide (2011)
MORE BOOKS BY TERRANCE ZEPKE
Lowcountry Voodoo: Tales, Spells & Boo Hags (2009)
[_ The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel: Save Up to 90% on Lodging, Flights, Tours, Cruises & More! _] (2011)
Ghosts of Savannah (2012)
*Fiction books written under a pseudonym
Message from the Author
Since I have written so many books I often get asked for writing advice. My answer is simple. Write about what you are passionate about. Don’t try to cash in on the latest trend or most lucrative genre. Stick to what you know and love. This will shine through in your writing, which will ultimately lead to a successful and happy career.
If you’re like me and you have a lot of interests, then by all means feel free to write in more than one genre. If you are considering pursuing writing trans-genre be aware that you will have to work a lot harder to appeal to different audiences. I have created and maintain two different websites, write two blogs, and host two different podcasts due to my diverse audience. On I have created Ghost Town and Hints for Halloween, showcase my paranormal book series, and feature my Mostly Ghostly blog. On the content is all about travel, including my travel books, Terrance Talks Travel blog, TRIP PICKS, travel reports, and Über Adventures Show.
This brings me to another popular question. What is my favorite book? This is going to sound like a cop-out but they all are near and dear to me. Seriously! My publisher does not assign me book projects. I choose my own projects, so it is something I am knowledgeable and passionate about or I wouldn’t have chosen to do it. I really enjoy researching and writing the ghost books. What’s not to like? I get to poke around in creepy cemeteries, spooky lighthouses, old asylums, and haunted houses searching for restless spirits—and on occasion I have found them too! I get to research the history of these places and being a huge history buff that is exciting as the investigations.
I am enthusiastic about my travel titles. I love talking about travel and sharing ways to travel cheaper and better and to reveal little known destinations and experiences. I am so proud and excited about my TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL book series. The first book, Terrance Talks Travel: A Pocket Guide to South Africa, soon became an Amazon #1 bestseller and it remains one of my best-selling books. That is thrilling for me as it shows me that I have done my job conveying not only my knowledge, but also my passion for South Africa to my readers.
But every book holds a special place in my heart. Lighthouses of the Carolinas was the first book I ever wrote so that makes it near and dear to me, especially since the second edition came out recently. I still remember how crazy excited I was signing that first publishing contract! Ghosts of the Carolina Coasts is the first ghost book I ever wrote and quickly became the #1 selling regional ghost book. That success helped pave the way for other ghost books, so I will always have a special fondness for it. All these books have helped me connect with readers who share my passion for the paranormal and for travel. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page (St. Augustine). Amen!
If you’d like to know more about me or any of these titles, you can check out or . You can also find lengthy descriptions and “look inside” options through most online booksellers. Please note that links to book previews have been included in this booklet for your convenience.
The primary purpose of this guide is to introduce you to some titles you may not have known about. Another reason for it is to let you know all the ways you can connect with me. Authors love to hear from readers. We truly appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. Please feel free to send me a comment or question via the comment form found on every page on my websites or follow me on your favorite social media. Don’t forget that you can also listen to my writing podcast on iTunes, A Writer’s Journey, or my travel show, Terrance Talks Travel: Über Adventures on Blog Talk Radio and iTunes. The best way to make sure you don’t miss any episodes of these shows, new book releases and giveaways, contests, my TRIP PICK OF THE WEEK, cheap travel tips, free downloadable travel reports, my annual Countdown to Halloween (including recipes, party planning tips, and special seasonal events/haunted attractions), and travel trends and news is to subscribe to Terrance Talks Travel on or A Writer’s Journey or Mostly Ghostly on .
This is a checklist of all the series written by Terrance Zepke, including the chronological order of books in each series. Also included is some information fans may find helpful, such as help to connect with her on social media and a special message from this author. Terrance Zepke is an award-winning and best-selling author of 30 fiction and nonfiction books. She has been featured in and on most major media including THE WASHINGTON POST, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, CNN, NPR, GOOD MORNING SHOW & THE TRAVEL CHANNEL. She is the host of UBER ADVENTURES SHOW and co-host of A WRITER'S JOURNEY. More about this author, her blogs and shows, and titles can be found on www.terrancezepke.com and www.terrancetalkstravel.com.