Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Novel of the Month: An Unassigned Life




An Unassigned Life combines two of my favorite subjects: writing and the paranormal. If you have a mind that works like mine, you too may have looked at the phrase “ghost writer” and thought, What if…? That’s where this novel came from – that what if moment. So I wrote a novel where I killed my main character in the first chapter.

The best part of writing a ghost story was imagining the rules and regulations – as well as the advantages – of being a ghost. My favorite book when I was a child was a paperback compilation of “true” ghost stories. I read it at least five times, committing many of the stories to heart. As an adult, I am a devoted fan of both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.

Do I believe in ghosts? Not really. I won’t totally discount the possibility, but I think most hauntings have more to do with the haunted than the dead. Certain types of hauntings always leave me shaking my head. For instance, why is the ghost lady always wearing white? Outside of wedding dresses (which only came into vogue after Queen Victoria wore white to marry Prince Albert), very few dresses are white. And those chills or goosebumps people claim to experience when encountering a ghost? I can give those to myself just by thinking of something frightening!

If you are looking for a funny ghost story, take a look at An Unassigned Life this month. You can buy it at Inknbeans Press (my lovely publisher!), Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and many other e-bookstores across the web. If you would like it in paperback, please visit CreateSpace.

Now, if you would like to win an autographed copy of this book, leave a comment below. On March first, I will put all the entries in a hat and have my husband draw the winner. Best of luck!

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6 comments:

  1. I want one!! Only because I still have not bought the e reader and really want to read your books but I need the paper format for now.

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    1. Right now, you're the only entry, so the odds are in your favor! LOL

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  2. Great post. Let Rhonda have the book. I just wanted to say I enjoyed your post. Came here from a link your publisher posted on a group I'm on in FB. I will be sharing the link.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing the link!

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  3. Excellent post. I'm looking forward to reading more of your books. Did you know that Bugs Bunny was partially based on Dorothy Parker? ;)

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    1. I did not know that, Laurie! I memorized one of her verses when I was a teenager, and it's never left me:

      Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
      A medley of extemporanea,
      And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
      And I am Marie of Roumania.

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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