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Has today's guest, author Cathryn McIntyre made contact with the spirit of Henry David Thoreau? If the story she tells in her memoir, The Thoreau Whisperer is true then perhaps so. After an encounter with her mentor, an eminent Thoreau scholar, eleven days after his death, in The Thoreau Whisperer, McIntyre finds she must hone her psychic abilities, set her doubts aside and accept the role she was destined to play in a remarkable collaboration that allows the words of Henry David Thoreau to be heard once again in our time.
In addition to The Thoreau Whisperer (2018), McIntyre is the author of Honor in Concord: Seeking Spirit in Literary Concord (2008); and the founder of The Concord Writer, a literary and publishing concern dedicated to the words, wisdom and enduring spirit of Thoreau. She has studied the literary history of Concord, Massachusetts for over 25 years; holds a B.A. in English literature from Michigan State University; and is a long-time member of The Thoreau Society. She is also a natural psychic and clairvoyant, a UFO experiencer, and a sometime ghost investigator, whose blog about a ghostly occurrence in Maine led to an investigation by author Greg Latimer and her story being included in his book, Ghosts of the Boothbay Region. She moved from Michigan to the Boston area in 1984 and has lived in or near Concord, Massachusetts since 1998.