In 1911, Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard claimed to have a cure for what ails you. Unfortunately, this cure-all left an extensive list of casualties. Author Gregg Olsen will shine a bright light on this dark moment in history with an in depth look at Starvation Heights. This presentation will conclude with the paranormal findings of the Washington State Paranormal Investigations and Research group who visited the site in Olalla on multiple occasions. Please arrive early (5-6 p.m.) to enjoy appetizers and libations during our haunting hour.
Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a page-turning narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances – in both fact and fiction. A No. 1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written nine nonfiction books, nine novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child. Olsen is one of a handful of American authors to chart on the New York Times bestseller lists in both fiction and nonfiction. The award-winning author has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. He has also appeared on Dateline NBC, William Shatner's Aftermath, Deadly Women on Investigation Discovery, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, FOX News, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, CBS 48 Hours, Oxygen's Snapped, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, and A&E's Biography. In 2015, he taped six episodes of various crime programs for the Investigation Discovery Channel. The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA and Starvation Heights was honored by Washington's Secretary of State for the book's contribution to Washington state history and culture. His Young Adult novel, Envy, was the official selection of Washington State for the National Book Festival. His books have been published in nine countries. Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla.
WSPIR is a skilled paranormal investigation, research and education organization committed to seeking scientific and metaphysical evidence of other realms of existence, dedicated to assisting those experiencing unexplained phenomenon and providing educational resources to the community. http://www.wspir.com/