In 2003, we started a project to document North Dakota’s ghost towns and abandoned places through photography — a project that became the website,, and later, a series of hardcover coffee table books.

Along the way, we branched out a little bit, into Minnesota with and beyond with  These projects became the core of what is now Sonic Tremor Media LLC, a print and online publishing company.

We’re a company that believes in American productivity, public and private.  Although presented with the opportunity to have our books printed in China for far cheaper, we choose to have our books printed in North America, at factories in Kansas City and Dallas.  We proudly ship via US Postal Service, the only shipper who delivers to many of the tiny places our books are frequently about. Sonic Tremor Media also donates to historic preservation and and other charitable causes.

On this blog, you’ll find our other interests, like fiction, hauntings and the paranormal, pop culture, true crime, and some occasional STM-related news and announcements. Enjoy!

Troy Larson is the President of Sonic Tremor Media LLC, a company he founded with partners Terry Hinnenkamp and Rebecca Larson.