Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ghosts of Halcyon Beach: Books I've Yet To Write

Halcyon Beach is full of ghosts because shady stuff has gone on there for over one hundred years. And we all know that shady stuff and dastardly deeds lead to misdeeds that result in ghosts. Everybody loved “The Geezers” in Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter and a lot of people loved the whole town of Halcyon Beach, Massachusetts so it was an easy decision to make to set another story there. Actually, I have several stories in mind and, because I love making covers even if I never get to use them, I decided to make covers for the stories I have in mind. My favorite of the lot is this one:

Ghost of a Dancer by Moonlight is a ghost story that has been bouncing around in my head for a long time and, when I hit upon the idea of writing more Halcyon Beach stories, it seemed like a perfect setting for it. I haven't started to write the actual story yet but I've done a lot of writing about what the story is about.

I was having a very hard time coming up with a title for the second story in the series so I asked some people from an online group I belong to what they thought. It is about a woman artist who lives in the lighthouse keeper's cottage of a lighthouse where a famous murder/suicide took place many years ago. Gina Black (author of The Raven's Revenge) suggested Ghosts of a Lighthouse in Autumn to go with Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter and I loved it. I am hopeful that this book will be ready for this Halloween.

This is the cover for Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter and I think it conveys the dark, moodiness of the story.

I have no idea when I will ever have time to write these books and get them polished up – I have so many irons in the fire right now but busy is good. And the season of ghostly carryings-on is approaching so there will be more to come.

Thanks for reading.

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