Mary Ann Winkowkski, local ghostbuster, author and inspiration for the CBS TV series "Ghost Whisperer," will speak at the annual meeting of Friends of the Strongsville Library at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Strongsville branch, 18700 Westwood Drive.
The event is free for Friends members. The public is invited to attend by becoming a member at the door (or in advance at the library front desk). Fee is $8 for a family.
A short meeting will begin the event, followed by a talk by Mary Ann, who will also sell and sign her books.
Mary Ann has made a career as a paranormal investigator, saying she has the ability to see and communicate with earthbound spirits.
She has appeared on numerous national and local TV and radio news programs and is a much in-demand speaker. She has two-grown daughters and lives with her husband, Ted, in the Cleveland area.
Mary Ann has offered her abilities to those in need across the United States, as well as places like St. Lucia and Scotland. She is contacted regularly by federal agencies and local police precincts investigating cold cases and other unsolved crimes.
In addition to private consultations that have taken her into the homes of everyone from high profile celebrities to prominent businessmen, she is contacted by businesses, hospitals, clergy and various organizations, including major-league sports franchises, who need her help.
In her first book, When Ghosts Speak: Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits (Grand Central Publishing, October 2007), Mary Ann shares a lifetime’s worth of information about the spirit world and reveals her often-surprising interactions with memorable ghosts.
In the fall of 2009, The Book of Illumination, the first novel in Mary Ann’s Ghost File paranormal mystery series, co-written with Maureen Foley, was published by Three Rivers Press of The Crown Publishing Group. The follow-up title, The Ice Cradle, was published this month.
For more information, call the library at 440-238-5530.