Tag Archives: Savannah

Looking Back—Tybee Island, GA by J.K. Bovi

DeadMansFingers 500x750 (2)Looking back at this wonderful blog post about Tybee Island, GA by J.K. Bovi, author of Dead Man’s Fingers! Once you read it, you’ll want to visit!  http://ow.ly/oQ2x30frZzZ

Savannah’s Dead Folk

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My book, Dead Man’s Fingers takes place in Savannah Georgia, and everybody knows Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in America. The dead in Savannah aren’t like the dead in other places, because dead folks in Savannah don’t necessarily stay dead.

 

I live in Savannah and I’ve had a couple of unexplained paranormal experiences of my own. I was taking a nighttime photo of The Lutheran Church inWright Square and my camera battery pack suddenly popped open and the camera flew out of my hands. I found my camera a few feet away on the sidewalk, but I never did find the batteries. Now I wrap up my camera with rubber bands and tape whenever I am taking pictures in Savannah. I’d like to see the spirits get past that!

 

I had an encounter with a hovering presence while dining at The Pink house. There was a man’s figure standing behind my brother-in-law’s chair seen by all of us at our table, but when my brother-in-law turned to see what we were looking at, the man disappeared. We jokingly asked our waiter if the place was haunted and he told us about a shadow man that is often seen in our corner of the dining room. I guess we should have asked for a table for five instead of four.

 

When I walked by an old brick building on State Street I got the idea for my YA humor paranormal book. I thought, ‘That place looks like it would have bones buried in the basement.’ To find out what happens you’ll have to read my book, Dead Man’s Fingers. Readers get ready for some Deadly Serious Fun! Coming soon from Vinspire Publishing.

 

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Tourist Season In Savannah

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 My soon to be released YA paranormal book, Dead Man’s Fingers, takes place in Savannah Georgia. Savannah is an interesting place to visit and to live.

 

The month of May is the beginning of Tourist Season. I don’t know why they call it Tourist Season, it’s not like you can shoot them or anything like that. In Savannah we love our out-of-town guests. We greet them with a sincere southern greeting and say, “Welcome to our fine city. Where y’all from?”

 

I must have one of those friendly Savannah faces because tourists often approach me for information and directions. I find many visitors are looking for the same things: a good restaurant, the statue from the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and the bench Forrest Gump sat on with his box of chocolates.

 

There are many good restaurants in Savannah and each one is unique with diverse menu choices, ambience, and sometimes even a resident ghost. My favorite places are: The Pink House, Local 11ten, Leoci’s, NobleFare, and a bunch of others.

 

The Bird Girl Statue from The Book is in The Telfair Museum. After the success of the book, they moved the statue from Bonaventure Cemetery to protect it. Now visitors pay to see the Bird Girl, and photos are not permitted.

 

The bench Forrest Gump sat on was a movie prop. It is in The History Museum in the Visitors Center. His suitcase is also on display, but I think someone ate the chocolates.

 

There are many other interesting things about Savannah that are too many to mention, but visitors to our fine city will most defiantly not miss our genuine southern hospitality.

 

And I don care if it is Tourists Season in Savannah I could never shoot one. They are just too darn cute.

JK Bovi