Cape Cod Writers Center

Barbara Sillery

Author Barbara Sillery.

Award-winning television producer and author Barbara Sillery has a passion for storytelling. Through her books and documentaries she uncovers tantalizing tales of ghosts, hauntings, and lost cultural treasures. As a guest speaker, she entertains and delights her audiences with amazing plots twists and colorful characters.

“Prepare to be engaged and entertained . . . Barbara’s gift for storytelling holds in the written word just as it does before a television camera.” – Phillip J. Jones, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

Barbara Sillery’s work has been honored with awards from the Tellys, Worldfest Houston, Worldfest Flagstaff, the Suncoast Regional Emmys, the New Orleans Press Club, Women in Communication, the National Educational Television Association, and the American Association for State and Local History.

Her book titles include: The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands; The Haunting of Louisiana; The Haunting of Mississippi; and Biloxi Memories (all with Pelican Publishing). These are available in both print and e-books through any independent bookstore or at

Barbara Sillery is currently working on two mystery novels: Ghosts Within and Ashes of Old Lovers. Both novels feature travel writer Zee Zuchowski who cannot seem to escape encounters with the paranormal. Excerpts from both novels can be found on her website Please contact the author through the blog on her website or by email