Miranda's Southern Maryland

Miranda's Southern Maryland

Southern Maryland—tobacco country. Estate grants from the kings and queens of Europe. Southern Maryland society in the 1960's—then and now in novels, stories, and poetry.

 

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Then I Saw the Congo: A Romance Novel of the Antebellum South by Miranda Beall
Then I Saw the Congo: A Romance Novel of the Antebellum South by Miranda Beall

Then I saw the Congo

 

Then I Saw the Congo: A Romance Novel of the Antebellum South by Miranda Beall

Romance, hidden treasure, stolen jewels, fugitive slave hideouts, wild and all-consuming fires, an old slave graveyard, genteel southern Maryland parties, unscrupulous tobacco merchants, wispy ghosts, and restless spirits—bits and pieces of the past that have survived the journey to 1960’s southern Maryland former tobacco plantations. The pieces are all there, but how do they fit together? Two parallel descendants travel two separate roads to the same place in time and space. The present is haunted by the past and the future promises the same.

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Tales from the Ouija Board: The Old Hoot Owl by Miranda Beall
Tales from the Ouija Board: The Old Hoot Owl by Miranda Beall

Tales from the Ouija Board: The Old Hoot Owl by Miranda Beall

 

Two friends share a frightening experience in the swamps of a 1960's southern Maryland tobacco farm.

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Stopping by the Plantation by Miranda Beall
Stopping by the Plantation by Miranda Beall

Miranda's Southern Maryland by Miranda Beall

 

 

 

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Miranda's Southern Maryland

 

 

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Tales from the Ouija Board: The Old Hoot Owl by Miranda Beall
Tales from the Ouija Board: The Old Hoot Owl by Miranda Beall

Tales from the Ouija Board: The Old Hoot Owl by Miranda Beall

 

Two friends share a frightening experience in the swamps of a 1960's southern Maryland tobacco farm.

 

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008N08L8W

 

 

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Tales from the Ouija Board by Miranda Beall
Tales from the Ouija Board by Miranda Beall

Tales from the Ouija Board: The Old Hoot Owl by Miranda Beall


Two friends share a frightening experience in the swamps of a 1960's southern Maryland tobacco farm.

 

 

 

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The Mystery of The Old Wicklow by Miranda Beall
The Mystery of The Old Wicklow by Miranda Beall

The Mystery of the Old Wicklow House by Miranda Beall

 

Cass persuades a reluctant Brad to solve the mystery of The Old Wicklow House, rumored to be haunted, during the Blizzard of 1966 in Southern Maryland. This time, she pulls from her arsenal as protection against restless spirits the powerful protection of crystals: moonstone, pyrite, Blue John, snakestone, carnelian, amethyst, and bloodstone to mention a few. But ultimately she convinces Brad to turn once again to the Ouija Board to unravel the mystery of The Old Wicklow House.

 

 

 

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Wightetfield: A Romance of the Civil War by Miranda Beall
Wightetfield: A Romance of the Civil War by Miranda Beall

 

The 1863 Civil War death of Lamerie Wighte, mistress of Wightefield, and the rape of her 12-year-old daughter Mersey by Union Lieutenant Shadrack Hawkins fuels another treasure hunt 100 years later. Romance, ancestral ghosts, treasure hunters, and descendants of the prominent Wighte and Mainwaring families search the Civil War ruins of Wightefiled for a fabled emerald necklace and family silver rumored to be hidden there. Lamerie's 1963 descendant struggles to maintain her hold on Wightefield despite her husband, Jake Hawkins; her Mainwaring lover, Crossett; the total depletion of her family heritage; and marauders looting the decrepit house. 

In the midst of it all is a mysterious feature writer known only as The Rambler. His (her) random articles on ghost lore of the old, abandoned manor houses of deteriorated wealthy families only exacerbate hidden plots, dark family secrets, and supernatural events, all tied to the necklace and silver.

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Then I Saw the Congo: A Romance Novel of the Antebellum South
by Miranda Beall

 

Romance, hidden treasure, stolen jewels,  fugitive slave hideouts, wild and all-consuming fires, an old slave graveyard, genteel sou thern Maryland parties, unscrupulous tobacco merchants, wispy ghosts, and restless spirits—bits and pieces of the past that have survived the journey to 1960’s southern Maryland former tobacco plantations. The pieces are all there, but how do they fit togethe r? Two parallel descendants travel two separate roads to the same place in time and space. The present is haunted by the past and the future promises the same.

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still the lilacs bloom: a poetry collection
still the lilacs bloom: a poetry collection

poetrybymiranda

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pity this busy monster
pity this busy monster

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pity this busy monster by Miranda Beall

 

An on-site construction worker is baffled by the connections among the death of a rabbit, the specter of a small boy, and the abandonment of a slave graveyard and cabin.

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The Black Branch by Miranda Beall
The Black Branch by Miranda Beall

The Black Branch by Miranda Beall

 

Out of curiosity two friends search for an old estate dump where witches were burned at the stake and ghosts of slaves still cut tobacco over and over again.

 

 

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The Mystery of The Old Wicklow House by Miranda Beall
The Mystery of The Old Wicklow House by Miranda Beall

The Mystery of The Old Wicklow House by Miranda Beall

 

 

 

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The Shadow People by Miranda Beall
The Shadow People by Miranda Beall

The Shadow People by Miranda Beall

 

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Shadow People--Who are they? What do they want? Why are they here? Are they aliens, interdimensional beings? ghosts? You be the judge.

 

 

 

Then tell the rest of us.

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old South by Miranda Beall
old South by Miranda Beall

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old South
a
spread
of
pink
and
baby’s
breath
whisper
whisper
breathe
old
old
South

 

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old South by Miranda Beall
old South by Miranda Beall

old South
a
spread
of
pink
and
baby’s
breath
whisper
whisper
breathe
old
old
South

 

 

Miranda Beall