We are pleased to welcome Michele Patrick to One More Page on February 20th to a discussion about her book HAUNTED PRAGUE: STORIES OF SPIRITS, SORCERERS, AND THE SUPERNATURAL.
Prague is the most haunted of places. It is a city where magic and mystery can be found at every turn. The thirty-nine supernatural legends in this book, all but one associated with notable tourist attractions, are more than fascinating stories set in Prague. They also capture the city’s images and imagination better than any guidebook or history book. This is not a collection of folktales, but only of supernatural legends for which Prague is unsurpassed. The writing is original, and the setting of each tale is described in detail to allow even an armchair traveler a magical tour of this captivating city. The stories also serve as the framework for providing an overview of Czech history and culture as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the First Czechoslovak Republic.
Michele Patrick has always loved a spooky tale. Her love affair with Prague’s supernatural legends began with the stories her Czechoslovak grandfather shared, and (now that she knows that there are no monsters under the bed) she is thrilled to be able to take the reader on a magical tour of this most ghostly of cities in her new book, Haunted Prague.
A professional writer and award winning speechwriter, Michele is a former United States National Collegiate Champion in public speaking and a Fulbright Scholar to the University of London. She has served as a speechwriter for the President’s Cabinet, the United States Senate, and the Presidents of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown. An avid traveler, Michele has visited 37 countries on six continents. She has visited Prague many times and lived there in 1991–looking for monsters and spirits not just under the bed but around every corner and on every street and square.