ABOUT THE AUTHOR: UPDATESst
My newest documentary, BILOXI MEMORIES & the BROADWATER BEACH HOTEL will have its preimer broadcast date on WYES/Channel 12 in the Gulf South on WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, @ 7 PM with repeats @ 8:30 & 10 pm. Hope you all enjoy. It was a fun show to produce as well as research, write, and direct.
My most recent documentary, CITY PARK MEMORIES premiered with great success, and according to my very biased daughter, Rebecca, it is my best yet.DVDs are available through wyes.org
DVDs of PLANTATION PORTRAITS and FADED LADIES are still available through Amazon.You can click the link on this website.
And of course, copies of my books: THE HAUNTING OF LOUISIANA,, THE HAUNTING OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HAUNTING OF CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS can be ordered through your local bookstore, and on Amazon either as "regular" books or as Kindle e-books.
DVDS of FADED LADIES & PLANTATION PORTRAITS are perfect for those who want to learn more about plantation architecture, historic preservationist, and especially about African-American heritage and the contributions of an enslaved people: their skills in cabinet making, building, and other crafts. Amazing slave narratives brought to life along with insights into plantation lifestyles in the big houses. Just order on Amazon and have them shipped direct.
Wishing you all the best,
More about Barbara Sillery:
Words are my passion. And the journey is awesome. Much of what I write about requires extensive background research,and occasional participation. I have danced at Powwows and traveled by boat to Native American burial grounds tucked deep into hidden bayous; climbed a less-than-adequate ladder to reach the belvedere of an abandoned plantation house, and descended into the rotting hull of a wooden oyster lugger.
I am also fortunate to work in both the print and broadcast fields. My work as a field producer for syndicated television shows like xtra, Strange Universe, Dangerous Destinations, and CBS News, The Early Show has resulted in some surprising assignments. have interviewed celebrities on movie sets: Hilary Swank, Dakota Fanning, Forest Whitaker, Jamie Foxx and Rob Lowe are among my favorites. ther great interviews were with musicians Willie Nelson and Faith Hill, and the towering giant Shaquille O'Neal.
On the flip side, I've had to grit my teeth hile asking the Why question to a peeping tom who created his own website as " . . . as a public service," and have had trouble maintaing a neutral expression while interviewing young girls as they bared all at a Girls Gone Wild Mardi Gras party on a Bourbon Street balcony.
I confess a certain fondness for legends, myths, and folklore. As the author of THE HAUNTING OF LOUISIANA, THE HAUNTING OF MISSISSIPPI, and now my newest, THE HAUNTING OF CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS, I have acquired a reputation as "the ghost writer." There is an undeniable appeal for tracking clues to uncover the past: Whose footsteps, eerie whispers, dd pranks, wispy illusions, and occasional startling appearances are these? Why does he/she choose to haunt his/her former home? What happened to keep this troubled pirit tethered to the earthly world? And how do the current occupants of the historic site deal with their resident ghost? I never tire of attempting to unravel the mystery.
After three books, countless magazine articles, a dozen plus documentaries, and twenty-plus years of television assignments, it continues to be an exciting life.
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