Now Available — Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal

tails-from-the-other-side-new-version4In August 2015 we were approached by Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso to create a book that combined his two passions: the paranormal and animals. We were very open to the project and as a fundraiser for Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue we knew this book had to happen.  We solicited a number of celebrities in the paranormal field, spoke to friends, and launched a Call for Papers.
There was such a huge response to this project and we cannot thank everyone enough, to those who contributed and everyone who helped spread the word of this project.

It has been a long road since the initial concept and launch of the project, which became Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal.  The book contains incredibly heart felt, loving stories from pet guardians. Each author shares “Tails,” of pets in life, and paranormal experiences after the pet passed away. Our In-house illustrator, Luke Spooner of Carrion House, created our cover image, which is an incredibly beautiful and loving tribute to our beloved animal companions who have passed to the other side. All of the stories in the collection are non-fiction, unique, and wonderfully told from each contributor.

Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso
Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso

We are happy to announce that Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal is now in stock; orders shall begin shipping this week.  We will be launching the book at an upcoming event, Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue’s “Catsgiving” on Saturday November 19th, 2016. If you are interested in attending, please click to visit the event page.

The original book abstract is below with a full table of contents, and a button to order. Further details can be found on this website via our page dedicated to this project

Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal
“At one time, we have all benefited from the loving nature of our animal companions. Whether cat, dog, bird or other, our pets have provided much needed love and support. However, it is a heart wrenching, devastating loss when our pet passes away. This project is dedicated to the paranormal experiences you may have had after your animal companion has crossed over to the Other Side. After our pets have passed, many of us can swear we have felt a familiar brush against a leg, heard a familiar bark or meow, or maybe we’ve been witness to another companion left behind play as she once used to with the companion who has passed on. Our animal companions also have a heightened sense of awareness and can track something which we cannot see. Sometimes we’ve been witness to a pet experiencing and reacting to the paranormal. Or sometimes the pet’s ability to sense something Other Worldly precedes our own paranormal pet experience.

531089_1045fe0d00ee4028822084d31337948c.jpg_srz_238_238_85_22_0.50_1.20_0This project is supported by, and has contributions from Demonologist, Haunted Collector’s John Zaffis and Brian J. Cano, groundbreaking author/speaker & researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley of Visionary Living, Inc. ,a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, author of Conspiracy of Angels, Michelle Belanger, Occult Researcher, “The Ghost Boy of Geneseo,” Chris DiCesare, Artist and Paranormal State’s Eilfie Music, Tim Shaw, Blair Murphy, Patrick Burns, and Sam Baltrusis, read their bio, chapter titles and excerpts here.


  • Introduction by Christopher Mancuso
  • A Few Words about Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue by Christopher Mancuso
  • People & Pets: Past & Present by Christopher Mancuso
  • Forming bonds with pets that transcend into the afterlife. An Interview with John Zaffis conducted by Christopher Mancuso
  • Animals in the Afterlife by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
  • Dusty & the Bean by Jessica Burke
  • Tail The First by Dale Who
  • A Different Kind of Stray by Michelle Belanger
  • Shadow by Gina Ferrell
  • His Name Is Beadie by Brian J Cano
  • Bella’s Passing by Debra Hoffmann Knowles
  • Tardy’s Legacy by Lizzie Holochwost
  • The Cat Came Back by Eilfie L. Music Edwards
  • Blare
 by Maureen Carroll
  • Louie’s Legacy by Emily Gear
  • Emily Girl by Debbie Lanz
  • A Car Full of Waffles by Christopher Di Cesare
  • Murray & Sasha by Tim Maile
  • Smudge & Phoenix by Marilyn Deniston
  • Casey by Stephanie Bingham
  • Pepper by Colleen Graves
  • Followed Home by Gina Ferrell
  • One More Time by Sherry Louise Stoll
  • Sending a Tweet by Patrick Burns
  • Peaches by Wendy Swick

I Live in a Haunted Hotel with Ghost Cats & Dogs by Blair Murphy
  • Check-In Cat by Brooke Haramija
  • Caesar by Julie Betts
  • Storm’s Gift by Suzanne Sorrell
  • Velckie’s Journey by Lizzie Holochwost
  • Macy by Patti Speed
  • Forever First Pet by Marley Harbuck Gibson
  • Cookie by Anthony Simonelli
  • The Big Black Dog by Cathy Young
  • The Story of Zeus aka White Buffalo by Lisa Terio
  • Tails of the Unexpected: Banner by Dale Who
  • Ghost Tails From Salem: Phantom felines at Bunghole Liquors & Salem’s Stephen Daniels House by Sam Baltrusis
  • Fur Ball by Rosanne Doerbecker
  • Salem by Boni Bates
  • He Made it Home to Maine, After All by Sue Heins
  • Lady by Kristie Stecco
  • Taja by Sandrine Barbour
  • Frodo by Jen Devillier
  • Rhett by Debbie Elward
  • The Laundry Specter by Tim Shaw
  • Isis by Athena Cameron
  • The Road to Rescue by Christopher Mancuso
  • Afterword by Anthony S Burdge
  • Nationwide Pet Rescue Rescue Index472c43d5d595e4c5ad5387834d9f1703Please consider purchasing this book to support Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue


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