As an author, Lura Ketchledge completed a fictional paranormal romance book series titled The Near-Death Saga. Lura started Ketchledge Publishing L.L.C. in 2018. She grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida, Northern Virginia and lived in Key Largo. She moved to New York City as a young adult, then to the beautiful horse country of Lexington, Kentucky where she began the long journey of writing her novels. Lura uses all of these places as the setting of her book series. Lura studied art at the New School of Social Research in New York City. She worked on ‘The Joe Franklin Show’ late night TV talk show in NYC. Lura studied under Hollywood screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue. She later wrote, produced and directed her first movie, a zombie comedy Another Apocalyptic Zombie Movie and incorporated AAZM Pictures L.L.C. in 2018. Lura also produced two episodes for the PBS television show ‘Functional Fitness’.
Lura has been part of the horse world, either owning horses or living on a horse farm for most of her adult life. Realizing it is not enough to write a book series or make a movie to get an agent, Lura embarked on her own guerilla marketing campaign. Lura Ketchledge’s haunted horse farm was featured in 'Time Money Land' magazine in 2011. Since 2009 she has been on over 150 national radio shows, including ‘The X Zone,’ and written a number of first person articles for a variety of on-line magazines. In 2011 she was a featured guest on the reality TV show ‘My Ghost Story’. Lura shared her ghost story in episode 12 of season 2 titled, ‘Haunted Horse Farm’. In 2012 'My Ghost Story Caught on Camera’ created a show titled ‘The Ghost-man Always Rings Twice’ and was episode 69 of season six that aired in August of 2013. Lura is the only guest on ‘My Ghost Story’ to be invited back to do a second show.
As an artist, Lura painted the Near-Death Experience Inspired Art series using a combination of naïve art technique, plagiaristic collage and impressionism. Each of her seven paintings have a correlating articles and narrated videos.
After being seen on CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox news, different teams of ghost hunters conducted four separate paranormal investigations at her horse farm. All the teams had positive findings, including audible EVP’s, photographs and multiple documented videos of orb activity, thereby confirming the validity of Lura’s experience with the supernatural. Lura is considered a well-respect paranormal expert. Lura is currently preparing to host a new reality internet TV show under the company name of Near-Death Television L.L.C. titled 'Near-Death TV’ that she will write, produce and direct. She is also putting the finishing touches on the fourth book of The Near-Death Saga book series entitled Near-Death Conclusion.