A Brief Guide to the Supernatural: Ghosts, Vampires and the Paranormal by Dr Leo Ruickbie is for those writers who are new to supernatural elements in a novel. If you intend to self-publish your novel it will need to be well-researched and up to date on what writing supernatural really means.
However, writers who are old-hats at writing supernatural stories can also learn from this documented guide in all the major areas of the paranormal.
From "Most Haunted" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", from "Underworld" to "Twilight", from "Doom" to "Resident Evil", this guide goes in search of the everything and anything that is unearthly. Leo expertly combines history, science, psychology and myth and explores the allure of the paranormal as well as the many ways people have tried to contact and record the impossible.
In your research for your own supernatural novel, you will need to find out how humans experience different phenomena and entity contacts, and how we have attempted to understand and explain them.
In this book on the Supernatural you'll find that Dr Leo Ruickbie has carved out a guide that will be immensely useful to writers of the paranormal.
Leo Ruickbie’s can be classed as a glossary of facts, figures and fictions. A Brief Guide to the Supernatural can be used as an introduction to the world of all things ghoulish and eerie and scary and out of this world. Or you can use it to dip in and out of when you need to remind yourself about spirits, angels and demons.
If you're the spooky writer amongst us, this guide needs to be on your bookshelf!