First, personal experiences I have had in the past, either when visiting a location on a trip or an investigation. Some experiences are from my childhood and some are much more recent.
Second, stories that have been shared with my by friends and others that I am able to validate with other people experiencing the same events. So many people have had paranormal experiences, it is amazing! Paranormal television shows have really helped people open up and talk about the topic that never would have done so before ghosts took over the tv.
Thirdly, I also choose locations by picking them from my “bucket list”. There are many locations I have yet to travel to that are haunted and I have and will include them in my books. A few upcoming locations that I have been to or investigated are; Gettysburg, Lizzie Borden’s House, and Eastern State Penitentiary. I have yet to visit Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, the Hotel Del Coronado, Knickerbocher in Los Angeles, Chillingham Castle, and so many more, but when I start on the future books they will sure to be in there.
I truly love what I do and love writing about the paranormal. It is so much fun when people read my books and write in and tell me what they have experienced at the locations. Keep writing it! I love hearing the feedback and your ghostly encounters!