Ghost Whisperer Goes to the Movies

Please join me in welcoming Misty Evans to my blog as she talks about the behind-the-scenes scoop of the television show, Ghost Whisperer. Misty is also running a contest to celebrate the release of her latest novel, Soul Protector(Contest details below).

Ghost Whisperer Goes to the Movies by Misty Evans

I’m a big fan of ghost stories and movies. In my new release, SOUL PROTECTOR, my heroine is a ghost whisperer. While researching real life ghost whisperers, I came across a lot of information on Mary Ann Winkowski. Mary Ann is the real life inspiration for the TV show “Ghost Whisperer”, the author of “When Ghosts Speak” and the co-author of “The Ice Cradle” and “The Book of Illumination.” She has worked with federal agencies as a paranormal investigator and even has a cookbook of ghostly recipes.

She’s a fascinating lady. In particular, I found an article she did for pretty cool. The article is all about which movies get it right when it comes to earthbound spirits. You can read the full article here.

My favorite ghost movies are:

The Sixth Sense

Field of Dreams


All three made Mary Ann’s list of “Close But Not Quite”. According to her, the two movies that were “Dead On” (pun intended, I think) were Stir of Echoes and Witchboard. I’ve never seen either movie, but I’m putting them both in my Netflix cart (for research purposes, of course!).

Contest Details:

What is your favorite ghost movie? I’m giving one blog commenter a free copy of SOUL PROTECTOR or any of my backlist.

About Misty Evans

Misty is currently at work on the next books in all her series. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture.

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Soul Protector, Lost Worlds Series, Book 2

The secret to redemption lies in their souls.

Dr. Nathan Hunter has forty-eight hours to save his job and find the missing Salt Coast Clan, a lost civilization locals believe is a myth. When ancient human remains turn up at the site of a new state water project along the Oregon Coast, he’s sure the lost tribe is real. Before he can examine the bones, however, a pretty female lawyer gets an injunction to stop him.

Nila Willopah sees ghosts. After failing to help a young boy cross over to the afterlife seven years ago, she hung up her shaman’s cape, left her family, and went to college to pursue a law degree. Three days before the bar exam, she’s summoned home by her grandfather to defend a sacred burial ground from a billion dollar state water project.

Although her soul is in danger from the spirits unearthed at the site, Nila is the one person who can stop the project and protect her ancestors’ last resting place from Dr. Hunter. She’s also the only one who can help the angry spirits cross over.

Nila suspects the sexy anthropologist is hiding a dark secret behind his clear blue eyes and skilled hands. A secret she wants nothing to do with. But when one of the ghosts latches onto his soul, Nila must set aside her fears and suspicions and once again enter the world of spirit communication to protect him.

Even if saving his soul means sacrificing her own.

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58 responses to “Ghost Whisperer Goes to the Movies”

  1. Hey Misty! Awesome work, my friend…kudos on the Soul Protector Series success! Excellent post, Selena! 😉

    1. Hey Roxie! Good to *see* you. Thanks for stopping by! From Misty, via me (she can’t log into wordpress, hopefully that will change later on today.)

    2. Thanks, Roxie, glad you enjoyed the post as much as I did

  2. My favorite one is Field of Dreams. I loved the book, too (Shoeless Joe). The Sixth Sense was tremendous, too. What I loved about each is I never saw the ending coming. Both movies were well done. Field of Dreams touched me more though because I loved the father/son conflict.

    1. Michael, my husband and I watched FOD with our twin sons a few weeks ago (baseball fever!) and they loved it as much as we did back when we saw it the first time. It’s in our permanent collection of DVDs, and since we’re all big baseball fans, I’m sure we’ll continue to enjoy it. (Misty can’t log into WordPress, hopefully that will change later on today.)

    2. I enjoyed The Sixth Sense also, but I’m afraid I ruined it for my husband when I figured out what was going on early on. LOL I tend to do that, it’s that plotting brain of mine. I haven’t seen Field of Dreams because I’m not a fan of Kevin Costner, but I guess I should put it on my list and watch it.

  3. I love the movie Ghost, I have it in my collection.

    1. Rita, Ghost is a beautiful love story as well as a great ghost story! I cry every time I watch it too. 🙂 . (Misty can’t log into WordPress, hopefully that will change later on today.)

  4. Ghost is just an all time favorite for a love story. If I come across it on TV, I have to just sit and watch.

    1. Barbara, Ghost is a beautiful love story as well as a great ghost story! I cry every time I watch it too. 🙂 . (Misty can’t log into WordPress, hopefully that will change later on today.)

  5. Great post. I love ghost stories! My very favorite one is verrrrry old. It’s The Canterbury Ghost…I think that is the full name. I have read the book and watched the movie years ago.

    1. Patsy, The Cantebury Ghost is a new one for me. I’ll have to look it up! . (Misty can’t log into WordPress, hopefully that will change later on today.)

    2. CONGRATULATIONS, Patsy, your name was drawn using and you’ve won of Misty’s books.

      I’ve sent your email to Misty and she will be contacting you soon. Enjoy!

  6. I agree with Field of Dreams as a favorite ghost movie. Of course I’m partial because I live in Heaven, I mean Iowa. 🙂

    1. Sarah, I’m in Illinois, along the Mississippi River, and I’ve probably spent almost as much time in Iowa as I have Illinois. Lovely state! . (Misty can’t log into WordPress, hopefully that will change later on today.)

    2. LOL Sarah, never been to Iowa, but if you say it’s like Heaven, I think I need to put it on my travel bucket list. 🙂

  7. Congrats on your new release, Misty!

    While I do enjoy the ghost movies you mentioned, my fav would have to be Casper. LOL It has a little bit of everything. 🙂

    All the best!
    jessicasubject.writer at gmail dot com

    1. Jessica, thanks for the congrats and for stopping by! Casper is a classic for all ages. And a nice ghost is always welcome at my house. LOL. . (Misty can’t log into WordPress, hopefully that will change later on today.)

  8. hi selena!


    1. Hi, Linda…Ghost is a beautiful love story as well as a great ghost story! I cry every time I watch it too. 🙂 . (Misty can’t log into WordPress, hopefully that will change later on today.)

  9. High Spirits is one of my Favorites! Such a funny movie!!

    Congrats on the new story. It looks intriguing! Thanks for the link, the article is interesting.

    DragonStar1974 )AT( aol .com

  10. Thanks for dropping by, everyone. Misty is having difficulty logging in to WordPress, so she has asked me to post her responses on her behalf.

  11. What I really loved about Ghost was the concept that our loved ones can somehow come back and reach out to us. I think they do, but we probably don’t see the signals. I hope ghosts turn around when we are taking a shower. LOL

  12. What a nice release and wish you tons of good luck with it. I love these stories and hope to be entered in the contest to win a copy. It sure would make my day. susan Leech

  13. Hey Sarah, since you do live in Iowa, have you visited that baseball field?

  14. I think I’m finally on speaking terms with WordPress. What a crazy morning! Maybe there’s a ghost in my machine. LOL.
    Anyway, thank you Selena for having me today and I’m loving all the comments!

    1. It’s always a pleasure to have you here, Misty. I’ve had gremlins in my computer some days. Glad you got it all figured out and are able to chat with us, the readers are really enjoying your post.

  15. My favorite ghost movie is The Ghost and Mrs. Muir with Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison from around 1945.

    1. Some of my friends love that movie, too, Joanne. It’s a popular one.

    2. I loved that movie as well, Joanne. I tend to love the older movies, even if the technology was a lot simpler. That was a wonderful romantic story with a ghost.


    1. Thanks, Linda! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  17. lets see my favorite ghost movie would have to be paranormal activity and by the way misty congrats on the relase of your newest book

    1. MicheAnn, I’ve never had the guts to watch Paranormal Activity! Just the commericals for it scare me to death. LOL.

      1. I’m with you, Misty. I don’t watch Paranormal activity, a bit too spooky for me.

  18. Congrats on your new release Misty. My fav movie is GHOST. I cry whenever I watch it.

    1. Thank you, Terri. Ghost is a tear-jerker for sure!

  19. Ghost Whisperer was my absolute favorite TV show of all time!!
    Topper (with Cary Grant & Roland Young) is probably my favorite, but followed closely by The Canterville Ghost (with Robert Young)!

    1. I watched Ghost Whisperer, too, and enjoyed it! I catch the syndicated reruns when I can. I wish that show was still going.

  20. Ghost Whisperer was my very favorite TV show of all time!!
    My favorite ghost movie is Topper with Cary Grant & Roland Young followed closely by The Canterville Ghost with Robert Young & Charles Laughton! Thanks Selena & Misty!

  21. THE SIXTH SENSE and GHOST would top my list. They are amazing.

    SOUL PROTECTOR looks fabulous.

    1. The Sixth Sense is so well acted…I can watch it over and over again. Everytime I see some of those scenes, my heart goes out to that little kid!

  22. Sorry about the double post! 😉

    1. No problem! The computer gremlins…er, ghosts…are playing with us!

  23. Ghost is my favorite movie.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

    1. You’re in the majority, Debra! Thanks for stopping by.

  24. Congratulations to Patsy for winning one of Misty’s books.

    Thank you all for participating and chatting about your favorite ghost movies.

    Thanks to Misty Evans for her interesting and fun blog, We look forward to seeing her again in the future.


  26. Ghost love this movie. But I hope that the movie is as good as the series on TV was my favorite still watch then when I can.

  27. Loved Field of Dreams



      1. hope so as movies to be are not as great at the books

      2. It would make a good movie, as long as they don’t screw it up like they do a lot of movies.

        I agree, Misty is also a wonderful person.

      3. Thank you, Sharon! Sorry for the late response, but I appreciate you stopping by and adding your vote for Ghost Whisperer!

    2. That was one of my favorite Kevin Costner movies. Not a huge fan of his, but he does do baseball well.

  28. the sixth sense I have seen this movie about 10 times and never get tired of it. Gale

  29. Nice post. Let see, there’s “Ghost” with Patrick Swayze and there’s Ghost busters with Bill Murray. Field of dreams was good too. The list is endless.

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