Events

I speak about Michigan’s strange, unusual and paranormal history along with old, forgotten true crime stories from fabulous and “wicked” West Michigan. To inquire about my programs, click here.

Current Presentations –

  • Ghosts & Legends of Michigan’s West Coast – This program focuses on ghostly tales from Michigan’s sunset coast.
  • Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan – A combination of the spooky and the bloody with ghost stories, legends and hauntings, mixed with true crime stories from Michigan. It’s a fun combination of all my research and I change it up every year.
  • Wicked programs featuring old, forgotten true crime from Michigan’s past: Ottawa County, Grand Rapids & West Michigan programs.
  • Mayhem and Strangeness on the Grand River (West Michigan focus) – The Grand River has quite the shocking history!
  • Lake Forest Cemetery and Grand Haven Historical Cemetery Tours in Grand Haven (seasonal)
  • Southeast Michigan programs are coming, I promise!

For availability, price or questions about what I offer, feel free to contact me.
Custom presentations are possible. Write me if you have an idea.


Presentations & Appearances for 2017

Explore the mysterious side of Michigan with author and researcher Amberrose Hammond. Delve into Michigan’s ghostly lore, legends, haunted history, forgotten criminals, strange places and other unusual topics sure to entice and entertain. Audio clips and video from investigations into the unknown will send a chill down anyone’s spine, skeptic and believer alike, and also deliver a few laughs in between the goose bumps.

6/23-24/2017 – Haunted America Conference in Alton, Illinois. Appearance for Ghostly Talk Radio and speaking.

7/27/2017 – Exploring Michigan’s Urban Legends – Take a trip into the strange world of Michigan’s urban legends and lore with local history enthusiast Amberrose Hammond. From ghostly to cautionary, these odd, spooky, and funny tales are part of our state’s folklore and history. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is first come, first served. This program is for ages 21 and over.
8-9:30 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Brewing Company.

10/13-14/2017 – Little Traverse Bay ParaFest Tickets are SOLD OUT! 

10/16/2017 – Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan – Farmington Community Library @ 7 pm.

10/19/2017 – Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan – Loutit District Library @ 7 pm.

10/24/2017 – Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan – Clarkston Independence District Library @ 7 pm.

10/27/2017 – Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan – Bloomfield Township Public Library @ 7 pm.


 

Past presentations:

2/29/2016 – Grand Haven Rotary – Wicked Lake Forest Cemetery

2/30/2016 – Grand Haven Rotary (morning crew) – Wicked Lake Forest Cemetery

4/28/2016 – Saranac Public Library

5/12/2016 – Grand Rapids Historical Society Annual Banquet – Featured Speaker

June 21 & 28 – Two courses offered by me for OLLI at Aquinas College. If you are an OLLI member sign up! 1:30-3:30pm

6/28/2016 – Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan – Herrick District Library

8/16/2016 – Grand Haven Historical Tavern Tour @ 7pm – Meet at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum and enjoy a guided walking tour of the history of Grand Haven’s pubs and taverns. Includes tastings at both Odd Side Ales and The Grand Armory Brewing. Must be 21 or older with a valid ID to participate. Tickets available at Loutit District Library. I’m leading one of the four groups we will have. Tour limited to 40 people.

8/22/2016 – Coffee With an Author @ KDL Cascade Township Branch Library 10am

9/26/2016 – Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan @ KDL Englehardt Branch Library 6pm

9/29/2016 – Wicked Lake Forest Cemetery Tour – Grand Haven – 6-8pm FREE to attend – Explore the more “wicked” and “notorious” residents of Grand Haven’s past with a Fall walking tour of Lake Forest Cemetery. Stories of mysterious crimes, murders, miscreants and other dubious characters are all part of Grand Haven’s exciting past! Tour is weather permitting. Meet at the cemetery office building.

10/5/2016 – Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan @ KDL Wyoming Branch Library 6:30-8pm

10/06/2016 – Wicked Lake Forest Cemetery Tour – Grand Haven – 6-8pm FREE! Explore the more “wicked” and “notorious” residents of Grand Haven’s past with a Fall walking tour of Lake Forest Cemetery. Stories of mysterious crimes, murders, miscreants and other dubious characters are all part of Grand Haven’s exciting past! Tour is weather permitting. Meet at the cemetery office building.

October 7 & 8, 2016 – Grand Haven Historic Ghost Tour – I’ll be camped out at the Elk’s Lodge both nights selling books and chatting.

10/10/2016 – Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan @ KDL Cascade Township Branch Library 6-7pm

10/20/2016 – Wicked Grand Haven Historic Cemetery Tour – 6-8pm FREE to attend. This is the first time this tour has been offered so it’s the “trial run.” This old cemetery started around 1860 and is located at 12604 168th Avenue.

10/14-15/2016 – Little Traverse Bay Parafest – Petoskey SOLD OUT

10/26/2016 – Strange, Wicked, Spooky Michigan – Croton Township Library 6-7pm

07/01/2015 – Tri-Cities Counterpart Presenter

08/05/2015 – Allendale Historical Society – 7pm – Allendale Public Library

09/10/2015 – Grand Rapids Woman’s City Club

09/21/2015 – Cascade Public Library  – Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan

09/30/2015 – Sandlake Branch Library @ 6:30pm – Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan

10/01/2015 – WickedLake Forest Cemetery Tour @ 6pm. Explore the wicked and notorious residents of Grand Haven’s past with a Fall walking tour of beautiful Lake Forest Cemetery. Stories of mysterious crimes, murders, miscreants and other dubious characters are all part of Grand Haven’s exciting past. Tour is weather permitting. Meet at the cemetery office building. Open to the public and FREE!

10/07/2015 – Krause Memorial Library – Rockford @ 6:30pm – Strange, Spooky Wicked Michigan

10/08/2015 – Fremont District Library – Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan

10/09/2015 – Spring Lake Rotary Cemetery Tour – If you are a Spring Lake Rotary member, join me for this fun tour of Lake Forest Cemetery in Grand Haven! It’s a huge cemetery so bring your walking shoes and be able to walk for at least an hour and a half. 

10/09/2015 – Grand Haven Ghost Tour – I’ll have a table set up! Come say hi!

10/20/2015 – Bryon Twp. Branch Library @ 6:30pm – Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan

10/21/2015 – Wyoming Branch Library @ 6:30 – Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan

10/27/2015 – Tyrone Township Library @ 6pm – Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan

10/29/2015 – Grandville Library @ 6:30 – Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan

11/04/2015 – Plainfield Township Branch @ 6:30 – Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan

11/07/2015 – Old Mill Parafest

11/14/2014 – Spring Lake Rotary Club – Spring Lake Country Club (only open to SL Rotary members)

10/28/2014 – “Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan” – Norton Shores Library, 7pm

10/24/2014 – “Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan” – Henika District Library in Wayland, MI 7pm.

10/21/2014 -“Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan” – Howard Miller Public Library, Zeeland, MI @ 6:30-8pm

10/20/2014 – “Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan” – Comstock Park Branch Library, Comstock Park, MI 6:30pm

10/15/2014 – “Ghosts, Hauntings & Legends of Michigan” – White Lake Community Library in White Hall, MI. 6:30 -8pm

10/07/2014 –  “Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan” – Muskegon Egelston Branch Library @ 5:30pm

10/02/2014 – “Wicked” Cemetery Tour of historical Lake Forest Cemetery in Grand Haven, MI @ 6pm. Explore the more “wicked” and “notorious” residents of Grand Haven’s past with a fall walking tour of Lake Forest Cemetery. Stories of mysterious crimes, murders, miscreants, and other dubious characters are all part of Grand Haven’s exciting past!

9/30/2014 – “Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan” – North Muskegon Branch Library @ 6:30pm

9/23/2014 – “Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan” – Flat River Community Library, Greenville, MI @ 6:30pm

9/18/2014 – Michigan Author Red Carpet Event during the annual “Girl’s Night Out” event in Saranac, MI.

9/11/2014 – Event at The Bookman in Grand Haven, MI

8/21/2014 – Book Signing @ The Book Nook in Montegue, MI from 5-6pm

7/29/2014 – Author Night @ Schuler Books & Music on 28th Street in Grand Rapids – 7pm

7/25/2014 – Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble inside Woodland Mall – Grand Rapids, MI 2pm

7/7/2014 – FOX17 Morning News

4/8/2014 – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Aquinas College

10/16/2013 – Wicked Lake Forest Cemetery Tour – Grand Haven, MI

10/19/2013 – Southeast Michigan MENSA Speaker

10/24/2013 – Ransom District Library

10/25/2012 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Dowagiac District Library

10/23/2012 – “Wicked Ottawa County”  – Loutit District Library

10/17/2012 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Coppersville Area District Library

10/16/2012 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Herrick District Library

10/10/2012 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Georgetown Charter Township Library

9/06/2012 – “Weird Grand River” – Loutit District Library

8/14/2012 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Henika District Library

7/26/2012 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” (Teen Program) – Gary Byker Memorial Library

7/10/2012 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” (Teen Program) – Georgetown Charter Township Library

5/23/2012 – “Dead Soul’s & Wicked Hearts” – “Michigan Week Speaker” @ Hesperia Community Library

5/03/2012 – “Wicked Ottawa County” – Citizen’s Law School Week @ the Ottawa County Courthouse

11/28/2011 – “Dead Souls & Wicked Hearts” – Tri-Cities Museum Brown Bag Lunch Series

10/27/2011 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Kent District Library, Grandville Branch

10/25/2011 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Walker Memorial Library

10/19/2011 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Carson City Public Library

10/12/2011 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Norton Shores Branch Library

10/27/2010 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Grand Rapids Public Library

10/14/2010 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Flat River Community Library

9/30/2010 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Delta Township District Library

2/26/2010 – “Ghosts & Legends of West Michigan” – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Aquinas College

10/29/2009 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Grant Area District Library

10/22/2009 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Lake Odessa Community Library

10/21/2009 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Reynolds Township Library

10/20/2009 – “Ghosts & Legends of Michigan” – Howard Miller Public Library

 

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