Letters of Encouragement and Sympathy

The May issue of Hannibal Magazine has an interesting article related to my last book, Lost Boys of Hannibal. It details the many letters of encouragement and sympathy sent to the boy’s families in 1967. I held these letters in my hands three weeks ago; wish they’d been available when I wrote the book. The letters are now in the possession of the Hannibal History Museum.

The article begins on page 15.


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Where My Book – Souls Speak – Begins

My upcoming book – Souls Speak – begins here, that high, open green area atop the Murphy’s Cave bluff on Hannibal, Missouri’s south side. It was here, in an old rock quarry, where I spent many childhood hours with friends, exploring and looking for treasures such as fossils, snakes, and indian artifacts. There were no houses in the quarry back then. Those idyllic childhood times gave way to a darker story, however, in later years.

Souls Speak will be published in June 2019. Please subscribe to cardiffhill.com at the upper right so you’ll be sure to see future updates and excerpts of this astonishing true paranormal story.

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The Mind of a Serial Killer

Serial killers have no empathy nor the ability to feel empathy. They are utterly devoid of humanity and see people as inanimate objects, mere props in their depraved and evil theatrics. At any given time, the FBI estimates there are fifty serial killers roaming loose across the US. Most of them will never be caught.

My upcoming book, Souls Speak, details the astonishing year-long paranormal investigation linking one of America’s most deadly serial killers with the abductions, torture and strangulation of, perhaps, five midwestern children from the late 1960s to 1977. The bodies have never been found, but our probe identified the likely site where some of them are buried.

The killer’s name? John Wayne Gacy, convicted for the murders of thirty-three young men and boys between the years 1972-1978 in Cook County Illinois. But how could he contain his killing to that time period when psychiatrists agree Gacy was incapable of controlling his murderous alter ego – Bad Jack? He couldn’t. Our investigation found he was likely killing years before his Chicago murder spree, and that his evil nature was revealing itself as early as age fifteen when he sexually molested and threatened to kill a nine-year-old boy, at a small resort in southern Wisconsin.

Prepare yourself. The preternatural story told in Souls Speak is true, and I describe events exactly as they occurred. This journey will challenge your boundaries of reality and broaden your understanding of the nature of both good and evil, across the totality of God’s impossibly complex creation.

Souls Speak will be published this summer by Calumet Editions.

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Travel Channel Alert

I recently returned from Hannibal where I participated in the Travel Channel production of a story about the caves and the 1967 disappearance of the three boys, believed lost in the cave systems. The incident is documented in my last book, Lost Boys of Hannibal: Inside America’s Largest Cave Search.

The producer told me the piece will air sometime in October. Details later as we know more about date and time.

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Upcoming Book

Hello and welcome to Cardiffhill.com, my author blog. This is a great place to visit to learn more about my upcoming book and read excerpts. The story details the astonishing paranormal investigation into the disappearances of many midwest children and their suspected serial killer.

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