Sunday, December 22, 2013


Amazon Review:

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interested in Pennhurst, December 20, 2013
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This review is from: GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A Pennhurst Haunting (Kindle Edition)
I have wanted to go into Pennhurst since I saw the show "The Haunting of". Loved this book! I will definitely be going to visit Pennhurst this coming year and can't wait!

Monday, October 7, 2013

MAYFLOWER, !st Weekend October 2013

An Orb that Move around by the Main Staircase, 2nd Floor


Another interesting weekend in Mayflower with plenty of ghoulish pics and paranormal mischief brewing. It was also great to meet so many people from other states that traveled all the way to Pennsylvania for the attractions. One family had come all the way out from Alabama and fell in love with the place. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pennhurst Haunt:

As the Halloween season begins, autumn attractions pop up everywhere. From parades and festivals, to hayrides and outdoor activities. But then there is the Halloween haunts that invite fear seekers to confront the dark and face their nightmares if only for a moment of fun.

But even without the added Halloween glimmer, Pennhurst Asylum, located in Spring City, Pennsylvania is one scary place. Built in 1908, Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic once housed children of all ages. These children were what society labeled as misfits, retarded or epileptic and placed in Pennhurst to shield the general public from having to accept or interact with people who were less than perfect. But not every child was mentally challenged, there were also the orphans, who were added to the mix.

Can you imagine being a child left in such a place? It must have been terrible to be taken away from your family (if you had the benefit of having one that cared) and basically dumped off at an institution that labeled and discarded you into one of their many buildings or cottages. Understaffed the ratio of care taker to residents was absurd and the institute was severely underfunded, having little ability to change anything.  Children were basically left to fend for themselves or tied into beds, becoming often the victims of neglect, beatings and even rape. Children drew into themselves, failed to progress – some became silent.  

In 1968 ,CBS10 exposed the horrific conditions at Pennhurst through a documentary entitled Suffer the Little Children reported through Bill Baldini.  And in 1987 Halderman verses Pennhurst State School and hospital became a widely publicized lawsuit over the abuse and neglect suffered by some of the residents.  

Thankfully, Pennhurst State School and Hospital closed its doors in 1987.

Currently the Pennhurst Haunt offers a haunted attraction filled with plenty of grisly scenes and action packed ghouls to evoke screams from the most brave of heart. But when the lights dim, some say the spirits of the past still lurk about, filling the tunnels and rooms of the old massive buildings with ghostly activity. Pennhurst is said to be truly haunted and often the source of paranormal investigations. But if you don’t want to temp your fate and go there in person, feel free to check out what it was like to work in the Mayflower Hall Building during a Halloween season. (Preview on

So is the Fear Is Real logo true of the Pennhurst Haunt?  Absolutely!

Note: Pennhurst Haunt opens September 20 – November 3rd 2013. (Weekends and some Thursdays). Check their calendar for specific dates and times. For more information:

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst haunting

New Kindle revised edition is now available.

Available & Barnes & Noble : Paperback, Nook & Kindle Version

Halloween Season 2013 - opens September 20th, 2013 6:30 pm

Hope to see you there!!!!

Friday, July 19, 2013


Finalist in Reader's Favorite Book Award Contest: Winner announce September 1st

Ghosts of Mayflower by Tamera Lawrence
Book Review
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite

A closed insane asylum lies quietly rotting in the bleak North-Atlantic sun. Yet, it seems that some of its residents, both children and adult, are still inside. The Pennhurst Asylum is one of America's most haunted residences. Its history is dark and traumatic, with most of the patients suffering painful abuse and mistreatment at the hands of the staff. Tamera Lawrence brings us into this dark world to experience this haunting past and wonder about the present residents in her book Ghosts of Mayflower. With enough facts, stories, and insights to turn even the toughest critic white with fear, this is a ghost story that is truly worthy of the name.

You can tell that Tamera Lawrence spent a lot of time researching this project. The history and attention to detail is impeccable and very informative. The description of each haunting is wonderful and eerie. You feel as if you are really there, and that at any second something is going to jump out and grab you. The mysterious and scary nature of the stories have a deeper impact, knowing that this is no work of fiction, and that these experiences or many like them have been shared by real people. Any fan of ghost hunting and the like will be thrilled by this haunting book. It's up to you if you believe in the captivating stories within, or if you know that the dead stay buried. Either way, Ghosts of Mayflower is a fun read for anyone who enjoys ghost stories

Available & Barnes and Noble, Kindle Edition also available 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013



Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting 

Finalist in Reader's Favorite 2013 Book Award Contest:        

                                        Ghosts of Mayflower by Tamera Lawrence

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013


The Barbarian's Reviews > Ghosts of Mayflower

's review 
Jun 12, 13

Read in June, 2013

I knew very little about the Pennhurst Asylum until now. It was featured on Tru Bio Celebrity Ghost Stories with Beverly Mitchell of 7th Heaven. Beverly was filming a paranormal movie in 2010 and what she experienced changed her life. When Beverly put her hands on a window it was ice cold even though it was 90 degrees outside. The ground was also cold and later she found out she was standing over the morque. There are many underground tunnels, too. "The spirits didn't want us near those grounds."

The author Tamera Lawrence is an excellent, competent, credible writer who uses descriptive words that flow smoothly into the story and also includes pictures that are fascinating and frightening! The Chapters are dated so everything is chronological which is nice and no skipping around. The picture taken in her yard had a red lighting bolt with a creepy face on the end. She had two pictures left on the roll of film from the Asylum and decided to take two pictures at her house. The lighting bolt is shown but the other picture Tamera won't reveal because it's too creepy.

Tamera has had psychic phenomenom from an early age. She briefly mentions this in this terrific book and entices me to learn more about this. She also mentions prayer, God, and has compassion for people.

The Pennhurst Asylum was a dumping ground from 1908 to 1986 for children misunderstood. There was torture including pulling out all of the teeth of patients in The Breaking Room. There was a lot of pain and suffering. When the asylum closed some of the patients went into nursing homes, family, and even some returned back to the empty buildings.

What I don't understand is why Pennhurst was turned into an amusement attraction similar to Halloween. These are spirits, entities, and energy of people or things that either need help or just plain evil. People don't realize there could be ramifications to their health and well being. Can an entity/evil spirit hurt you and/or follow you home? If you don't know why take a chance? I couldn't fathom bringing children to this place much less one who is four years old! This could scar kids emotionally for life.

With all that said I enjoyed the book immensely and glad I read it. Thank you for sharing your story.

Friday, April 19, 2013


Gayle Pace's Reviews > Ghosts of Mayflower


A Pennhurst Haunting
by Tamera Lawrence

A nurse who gives invisible shots, a girl who likes to dart into corners and a man who still sits in the common room are just three of the spirits haunting the Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, Pennsylvania. The author knows this since she took a job as an orderly working in the Mayflower Building. The Hospital had been closed down due to resident abuse. Today Pennhurst has been turned into a Halloween attraction.. The author took the job in the Mayflower building since it was one of the most spiritually active of all the buildings. People are fascinated with Pennhurst and want to know more about its past and its present. The author being intrigued decided to do her own research. She has written a book bringing the past and present together to entertain, but also enlighten.

I think we all love good ole ghost stories I couldn't wait to start reading this book. The author, Tamera Lawrence did a marvelous job of documenting the people who work at the Hospital, their work schedules, their personal experiences This old hospital is the Pennhurst Halloween attraction with tons of guests and , of course ghosts along with a some things that go bump and bang in the night. in the night. This book is a wonderful short read. If you have the time you can read the entire book in one sitting. You won't be able to stop turning the pages. You just have to know what is going to happen next.

I received a complimentary copy of GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER, A Pennhurst Haunting, from the author, Tamera Lawrence for this unbiased review.

I would give this book a 5 STARS.

A definite HIGH FIVE.

About Tamera Lawrence (from OutSkirtsPress)
With a passion for writing, Award winning author Tamera Lawrence likes to entertain readers with edgy thrillers and mysteries. As a mother of six, Tamera draws on personal experiences to bring to life interesting characters set in today’s complex world. She loves meeting fans and writes book reviews upon request.Contact me at Good Reads, Google or Twitter

Friday, March 29, 2013


GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: A PENNHURST HAUNTING : GHOSTS OF MAYFLOWER: 5 Star Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars   Excellent book!   March 25, 2013 By   Emily Format: Paperback The stories within this book are extremely compe...


5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! March 25, 2013
By Emily
The stories within this book are extremely compelling. I couldn't stop turning the pages because I wanted to see what was going to happen next. I find ghost stories fascinating, so I was instantly hooked!