Local authors explore Flint's cryptic past in 'Haunted Flint'

FLINT, Michigan—You can delve into Flint’s haunted history with a new book by two Flint-based authoris. “Haunted Flint,” the newest in the Haunted America series, will be released Sept. 2. 

A book release party featuring authors Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani is set for 6-8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Totem Books, 620 W. Court Street in Flint. “Haunted Flint” outlines the stories of hauntings within local landmark buildings including the Whaley House, Stockton Center, even the Capitol Theatre as well tales of ghostly appearances at Glenwood Cemetery and Sunset Hills.

Rhoads is a lifelong Flint resident and Schipani is director of the Flint Public Art Project, which is fueling the massive number of outdoor murals going up throughout Flint. Available through ARcadia Publishing and The History Press, “Haunted Flint” retails for $21.99.

Other scheduled events include: 

* 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 both authors will be at A Festival of Oddities in Lansing.
* 1 to 4 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 14 both authors will be at R&B Books in Grand Blanc.
* 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 Roxanne Rhoads will be at Witchtober Fest at Good Beans Cafe in Flint.
* 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 Joe Schipani will be at the Free City Mural Fest on Flint’s southside.

For more information, visit the Haunted Flint Facebook Page.

'Haunted Flint' authors Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani

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