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I’m running a Goodreads giveaway through October 7, 2014. Cherish (A Ghost Mystery) takes place in current time, and in 1946. (Things like that happen with ghosts, you know.)
Sign up for the giveaway here.
Read the first two chapters here.
It’s the sophomore Local History cemetery visit. Sure, it’s almost Halloween, but Kayla has seen that teen-age ghost for years. Why won’t she leave? When the dreamy senior asks Kayla for a date, she decides to prove to herself that she’s mature and in charge. She’ll tell that ghost to go away. But Kayla shouldn’t have touched the ghost’s cold hand, because that’s when everything changed.
Suddenly, it’s 1946, or is Kayla dreaming? Is she crazy? Why is her name Cherish? Why is her mother at home baking cookies when she should be at work? And, she has a father? Didn’t he die years ago? Why is her best friend Trudy instead of Dani? And the thing in her pocket is not a compact with a bad mirror. DON’T TRY TO OPEN IT!
Text messages do travel across the years, judging from those on her cell phone. But why is Dani mad at her? She isn’t there, is she? It can’t be, but it must. Someone is taking Kayla’s place in the twenty-first century. Who?
Fact: Cherish is ruining her life in two centuries. If Kayla doesn’t find her way home to her own time and her own body, she will die in 1946 with Cherish.
Amazon has a new program, pre-orders on e‑books for self-published authors. I couldn’t miss that with my new book. So Cherish is listed here. The e‑book will be available on September 10. The paperback page will appear (and be on sale) September 1, 2014.
Here’s the blurb: It’s the sophomore Local History cemetery visit. Sure, it’s almost Halloween, but Kayla has seen that ghost for years. She wants to make the ghost go away, but she shouldn’t have touched her hand, because, That’s When Everything Changed.
Kayla finds herself in 1946 as someone else, someone whose name is on an elaborate tombstone. Is she Cherish, or is Cherish her? Is Cherish taking her place?
Fact: Cherish is ruining her life in two centuries. If Kayla doesn’t find her way home to her own time and her own body, she will die with Cherish in a few days.
Question: Do cell phone texts span the centuries? And, if they do, will Kayla’s friends believe her?
Today is the big day — the big REVEAL! Cherish, a ghost mystery for young teens is showing its face. (Okay, just the eyes.)
This is really Kayla’s story. She’s the 15-year-old Sophomore who is tired of seeing things others don’t see. But when she faces the teenage ghost, it’s Kayla who disappears.
Where did she go? What’s with the year 1946? And why don’t her twenty-first century friends miss her? Who is taking her place?
Cherish (A YA Ghost Mystery) will be published September 1, 2014. If you can’t wait until then, read the first two chapters here.
Be prepared for a spooky read. Remember — Halloween is coming!
Something new is coming. My first young adult book, Cherish, is about to come on the scene.
From the back cover:
Cherish can’t be my name. It doesn’t sound right. But who am I? I should have listened better to that mini-psych course in middle school. I’ve heard of bi-polar and multiple personalities. I think. Is this the way people go crazy?
Kayla shouldn’t have taken that strange girl’s hand, because that’s when everything changed.
And, wasn’t it the twenty-first century? What’s with the date, October, 1946? That can’t be right. It’s the same school, sort of. The same town, but different.
But, if she is Cherish, how about the date on that tombstone? If she doesn’t find a way back to her own body, in her own time…,
Kayla will die in a few days.
What would today’s teenager find different in 1946? How would she react if she suddenly found herself in that alien land? That’s the question I had to answer when I wrote Cherish, a mystery for young adults. (It’s now under … Continue reading