Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cyber Monday Book Release: Ghostly Mostly 1

Coming Cyber Monday, December 2, 2013

Ghostly Mostly #1 - Chicago Screams

Mostly Ghostly 1 - Chicago Screams

Twins Ted and Fred Knight carry on the family business – ghost-hunting – with enthusiasm and pride. They've assembled a team of unique ghost-hunters and even started their own show, Ghostly Mostly, to chase their obsession.

One thing threatens everything the Knight twins have built: Damian Rook, host of their own show. Damian is brilliant, dark, and scares more viewers of Ghostly Mostly than the ghosts. The Knights need a new host, but they don't want to anger Damian, especially during a ghost hunt in Chicago.

Damian's made his own plans for Ghostly Mostly. He's decided who the new host will be, and no one – not the Knight twins or even Damian's new recruit, Kat Pojim – will get in his way.

But there's one thing no member of Ghostly Mostly can control – the supernatural. Once the team is locked inside Chicago's haunted Castle, an evil spirit takes control. If the members of team Ghostly Mostly are going to survive, they'll have to work together. If the Castle has its way, no one – ghost or human – will make it out alive.

Author's note: Fans of the Undead Bar Association series will notice similarities between this new Young Adult series and the original UBA series. There's a good reason for that: action in the two series takes place in the same fictional universe. Also, mid-way through the 8 book Ghostly Mostly series there will be a cross-over with the UBA. The ghost-hunting team in search of a ghost conduit will find one among their new allies in the Undead Bar Association.

But, that's down the road a bit. In the meantime, you'll find hauntings, adventure, and hints of romance with the Ghostly Mostly team. The adventure starts in Book 1 - Chicago Screams.

Friday, November 22, 2013

JFK Assassination - 50 Years

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

For many people, today looks back at a pinpoint moment in history. But, for those who lived in that moment and for the city of Dallas, 50 years ago still feels very real and present today. In Dallas, where the assassination occurred, many of the buildings from 50 years ago stand tall today.

I had the privilege of touring locations closely connected to the assassination and of hearing personal stories from people who were eye witnesses. Much of that information inspired Shadowed Demise, the second book in the Undead Bar Association Series.

Shadowed Demise, Book 2 of the UBA

To all those people, and the men and women who curate information about the assassination today, thank you.

If you want to know more about the people, places, and times connected to the assassination, you need to visit Dallas, Texas. Be sure to spend some time at the Sixth Floor Museum, but go to the Old Red Museum, too. The two museums are within easy walking distance of each other, and both are along the route of the JFK Presidential motorcade.

For a sample of what you can see in Dallas today that was present 50 years ago, check out these blog posts:

Dallas Pioneer Cabin
Dallas Criminal Courts building