The Morris-Jumel Mansion, in collaboration with Riverdale Avenue Books, will hold a Paranormal Victorian Holiday Event celebrating the publication of The Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction on Tuesday, December 20th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Address: Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, 10032. C train to 163rd Street in Washington Heights.
The evening will include readings from the anthology by award-winning fantasy writer Leanna Renee Heiber, author Gina Marie Guadagnino, and the radio play “Eliza’s House.” Guests will be given an overview of paranormal activity at the Mansion, served hot spiced wine and cider, and holiday singing will close the evening’s festivities. Victorian attire is encouraged, but not required. Digital copies of the book are available for review, and books will be for sale at the event.
The anthology features 14 tales set in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house, which quartered General George Washington during the Battle of Harlem Heights, and was subsequently the home of the infamous Aaron Burr and his wife, Eliza Jumel, who reputedly still haunts the grounds. The Anthology's tales are ghost stories, science fiction, mystery, romance, erotica, time travel, visions of the afterlife, and paranormal fantasy. https://www.amazon.com/Morris-Jumel-Mansion-Anthology-Fantasy-Paranormal/dp/1626013071
“What is particularly gratifying about this collection of stories is its diversity,” said Camilla Saly-Monzingo, editor of the anthology. “The contributing writers are Latino, African-American, white, gay, straight, bisexual. They are millenials, in mid-life, and older adults. They are parents, childfree, single and partnered.”