Michael Schmicker is an investigative journalist and nationally-known writer on scientific anomalies and frontier science. Michael has been a featured guest on U.S. national radio talk shows, including twice on Coast to Coast AM hosted by George Noory and Art Bell (560 stations in North America, with 3 million weekly listeners) His author website is www.MichaelSchmicker.com. He recently completed his first historical novel, inspired by the real life story of an Italian Spiritualist medium, a fiery-tempered, erotic, middle-aged Neapolitan peasant woman who levitated tables and conjured up spirits of the dead in dimly-lit séance rooms all across Europe at the end of the 19th century. Her psychic powers baffled Nobel Prize-winning scientists, captivated aristocracy from Paris to Vienna and enraged the powerful Catholic Church which suspected her paranormal feats were the work of Satan. The novel is scheduled for publication in Fall 2014.