Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons is a professional storyteller and published author. In addition to a book-signing, she performs a One-Woman Show called "The Bell Witch Unveiled" based on her book entitled "The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist" written under her pen name of DJ Lyons.
This One-Woman Show attempts to clear the name of Cate Williams Batts (often spelled Kate). This was the woman wrongly accused of being the poltergeist who haunted the family of John and Lucy Bell from 1817 to 1821. Debbie tells this story in first-person perspective, portraying the part of Cate Batts herself.
This carefully researched and investigated performance piece (told from Cate Batts’ perspective) for middle school, high school, college, and adult audiences, reveals at last the true identify and motives of the Bell Witch of Adams, Tennessee.
Prior to the 2008 publication of her book, Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons performed the One-Woman Show called "The Bell Witch Unveiled" at:
10-28-1993Central High School, Knoxville, TN 10-31-1993Lightworks, Bristol, TN 10-27-1996TarSide Tales, Rocky Mount Storytelling Festival, NC 4-29-1997Cheatham , County Public Library Ashland City, TN 5-01-1997Gorham-MacBane Public Library, Springfield, TN 5-15-1997Elmer Hinton Memorial Public Library, Portland, TN 1-07-1997Zephyr, Knoxville, TN 5-07-1999Green Spring Tales in the Cemetery, Greeneville, TN
After the book was published in March of 2008, she performed her One-Woman Show called "The Bell Witch Unveiled" at three locations:
June 14, 2008- Folk Life Tent at Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival at in Cove Lake State Park . Show times were from to and again at . Caryville, Tennessee July 12, 2008- Maury County Library in , TN. Program included 45-50 minute performance followed by a question and answer period. Columbia
- Oct. 24, 2008 - Art Circle Public Library in Crossville, TN. 6:30-8: 45 p.m. Program included a 30-minute Family Showcase of gentle ghost and spooky tales for all ages, a 15-minute intermission, a 45-50 minute performance of "The Bell Witch Unveiled" followed by a question and answer period.
Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons is available for performances and book signings throughout the