Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ghost Stories including 'The Bell Witch Unveiled' 10-27-2011 at Kingsport Renaissance Center

Ghost Stories including 'The Bell Witch Unveiled'.

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Come one! Come all to hear ghost stories at the Kingsport Renaissance Center on Thursday night, October 27, 2011, from 7 pm to 9 pm. The admission price is $5 per head. 


Here is the address: 1200 E Center St # 1, Kingsport, TN 37660-4958      (423) 392-8414


Facebook invitation: Ghost Stories including 'The Bell Witch Unveiled'

Here is how the evening will work.


Professional Storyteller Guerry McConnell with tell spooky stories prior to intermission. "Guerry McConnell offers 'family friendly' stories of monsters and strange happenings, including Tennessee tales of the "Tremblin' Tennessee Wyooter" monster of Middle Tennessee, "The Ghost of Mable's Gable" created by Jim May and "Wicked John & The Devil", an Appalachian tale. Nothing too scary, because Guerry spooks easily! Guerry is a storyteller and songwriter who sometimes combines original songs with her stories. "

After a short intermission and a bit of hot cider ... 

Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons a professional storyteller and published author will tell the story of "The Bell Witch Unveiled" based on her book entitled "The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist" written under her pen name of DJ Lyons. DJ Lyons attempts to clear the name of Cate Williams Batts (often spelled Kate). This was the woman wrongly accused of being the poltergeist who haunted the family of John and Lucy Bell from 1817 to 1821. Debbie tells this story in first-person perspective, portraying the part of Cate Batts herself.

We hope to see you all there.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Ghostly Gathering at Historic Rugby 10-22-2011 Great Success

Professional Storyteller Debbie Dunn was asked to tell ghost stories at Historic Rugby on 10-22-2011 and 10-29-2011.


Their event was described in the following way: "October 22, 2011 - 6:00 pm
A Calling of the Spirits of Rugby's Past - Award Winning Chili Dinner - Lantern Lit Tours to Historic Buildings - Story Telling - Druid's Bonfire Advance Reservations Required - Call toll-free, 1-888-214-3400."


They are repeating the experience on 10-29-2011. This is their description for that night: ""October 29, 2011 - 6:00 pm
A Calling of the Spirits of Rugby's Past - Award Winning Chili Dinner - Lantern Lit Tours to Historic Buildings - Story Telling - Druid's Bonfire Advance Reservations Required - Call toll-free, 1-888-214-3400.""


Here is the link to their site: Historic Rugby Events


They sold out for both events, so perhaps you can make a reservation for next year as this is an annual event.


After the 100 plus visitors enjoyed a Chili Dinner, everyone came to the Visitor Center. Debbie Dunn told family-friendly gentle ghost stories. It was such fun. Everybody's inner child came out to play as Debbie led them  in these entertaining audience-participation ghostly tales.


Next, the group divided into 3 so they could tour several of the Historic buildings.


Lastly, they walked to the campfire to listen to Debbie tell "The Bell Witch Unveiled." This tale is based on her book entitled "The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist."


Before and after the performances, Debbie autographed her book for interested patrons.


See the photo above. It was taken by Terry Hunt-Fortier.


Debbie will do this all again on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Win a $75,000 Technology Classroom Makeover



















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Click TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS CONTEST to read all the details.

Good luck! eInstruction will be choosing 3 winners.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My publisher has lowered the prices on my books

Hi from Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons.

My publisher has lowered the prices on both of my books. I am so relieved.


Title: The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist by DJ Lyons (my pen name)

This book can be purchased in one of three formats.

(1) Softcover ISBN: 1-60474-477-4. September 2011 price is $15.95. Please visit ON-LINE BOOKSTORE - SOFT COVER to secure this price.



(2) Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4512-5090-9. September 2011 price is $9.95. Please visit ON-LINE BOOKSTORE - PAPERBACK to secure this price.



(3) Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4560-8752-4. September 2011 price is $7.95. Please visit ON-LINE BOOKSTORE - E BOOK to secure this price.




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Title: White Reindeer, Kudzu Monster, & Other Tales Of Wonder by DJ Lyons (my pen name)

This book can be purchased in one of two formats.



(1) Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4489-7603-4. September 2011 price is $12.95. Please visit ON-LINE BOOKSTORE - SOFT COVER to secure this price.



(2) Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4512-5089-3. September 2011 price is $9.95. Please visit ON-LINE BOOKSTORE - PAPERBACK to secure this price.


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For more information about either of my books, please visit my website of Ask DJ Lyons.com.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My home office is nearly ready for my wonderful computer desk

I am so excited! My excitement is slightly tempered is the job is not quite finished yet; however, soon, hopefully, it will be.

If you have read any of my previous blogs, you'll know that I was going to be getting my home office renovated. The room bowed to the center. We planned to have the current floor removed and replaced with a new flat one. We figured that it bowed toward the center as the ground underneath our log cabin had shifted. Instead, removing the current floor revealed that the logs holding up the floor were broken. I could actually have fallen through the floor one day. Wouldn't that have given me an interesting story to tell?!!

Once upon a time, a woman walked into her office, intending to work on one of her computer desks for home use. I have three computers and three computer desks, by the way. As she walked toward the computer in the far left corner, she heard a squeak and then a creak. Suddenly, her husband could hear a crash and a scream. He rushes to the room to see his wife half in the room and half out. The floor had given way.

The critters, who lived underneath the house, all scattered at the cacophany. But as the dust settled, they all began to head toward this new-found entrance into the house they coveted. Before too much longer, a possum, a skunk, a rabbit, a squirrel, a stray cat, and a raccoon all made their way into this room that had now become part of her territory.

The critters lived happily ever after. The husband and the wife had to move out.

Okay, halt! Hold everything! Let's get back to reality. Instead, the two handymen, discovered the culprit. They have torn out the floor. They are currently working on getting it ready to place a new and prettier floor down. Then Debbie, that's me, can get back to using that room for storytellign and writing purposes.

If you wish to see the pictures of the construction, I have pictures galore posted on hubpages.com. Here are the links of the before-look and the first 7 days of construction. I can hardly wait until they are finally done!

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ask-DJ-Lyons-Office-Renovations-Before-Look

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ask-DJ-Lyons-Office-Renovations-Day-1

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ask-DJ-Lyons-Home-Office-Renovations-Day-2

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ask-DJ-Lyons-Home-Office-Renovations-Day-3

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ask-DJ-Lyons-Home-Office-Renovations-Day-4

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ask-DJ-Lyons-Home-Office-Renovations-Day-5

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ask-DJ-Lyons-Home-Office-Renovations-Day-6

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ask-DJ-Lyons-Home-Office-Renovations-Day-7

By the way, one more amusing anecdote about critters before I go. This past weekend, my husband and I had to shovel up all the debris before they could carry on with their home office renovation work. We shoveled up enough junk to fill five outdoor garbage bags. We had to double-bag them to make certain the debris would not come through. There was one chunk of cement about the size of a small grapefruit that I personally carried outside to throw toward the pile of old flooring that will be one day be carted away. There are two dogs who live in the house behind us who feel like they own our yard. They gobble up any leftovers we put out for the critters. They saw me walk out the back door for the sixth time. They saw me throw something toward that pile. They assumed it was food and raced each other to the pile to gobble it down. I can just imagine the "French" they were speaking to each other when they discovered it was only cement. I took pity on them and found some more leftovers to throw to them to make up for their feelings of disappointment. Smile!

Have a happy day! Feel free to share your home office stories or cirtter stories, whether real or imagined. My other readers and I would love to read them.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Home Office Renovations Day 3

My home office in our log cabin is being completely re-done. On day 3 of the renovations, the two handymen tore out the rest of the floorboards. It had rained in the night; therefore, there was a lot of damness in the room. Before they headed off to their other job, they indicated they would purchase some heavy plastic to line the room with before laying down the new floor. They also found a pipe that leads to the outside that needs to be closed off. Additionally, they found some problems with some of the logs. This may prove to be a much bigger job than any of us originally anticipated. I think we are going to look like that Hoarders Show for a couple of weeks. The end result will be both beautiful and functional. It will be so worth it!

Click HOME OFFICE RENOVATIONS to visit.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Home Office Renovations Day 2

My home office in our log cabin is being completely re-done. On day 2 of the renovations, the two handymen started to tear out the floor boards. They quickly discovered why the room bowed toward the center. Several of the logs holding up the floor were broken. They also realized that this job was going to take them longer than they originally expected. Sigh! In any case, I am so grateful and excited that I am going to get my dream home office.

Click HOME OFFICE RENOVATIONS to visit.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Office Renovations Day 1

Check out the home office renovations going on. I am so excited to get my office re-done. This is day 1 of the renovations. This is just one of the pictures from this day.

To see the rest of the pictures and read all the descriptions, please visit my hub on Hubpages.com called Ask DJ Lyons: Office Renovations Day 1.

Click HOME OFFICE RENOVATIONS to visit.

Office Renovations Before Look

Check out the home office renovations going on. I am so excited to get my office re-done.

To see the pictures and read the descriptions, please visit my hub on Hubpages.com called Ask DJ Lyons: Office Renovations Before Look.

Click HOME OFFICE RENOVATIONS to visit.