Richard Southall is the author of How to Be a Ghost Hunter(2003),Haunted Route 66(2013)and Haunted Plantations of the South (2015). He has also written articles for a number of periodicals, including Fate Magazine. To reflect his interest in writing about the unknown, Richard is a current member of the Horror Writers' Association, and he is a Bram Stoker Award nominee.
In addition, he has been a featured guest on several national and international radio shows including The X-Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnel, Shadows of the Paranormal, Edge of the Unknown, and Spirited History with Leanne and Angela.
Richard lives in northern West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and Australian Shepherd, and he has worked for over twelve years as a substance abuse therapist. In addition to being a member of the West Virginia Writers and Horror Writers Association, he is actively involved in his community and is a current member of the Freemasons and Scottish Rite.