Murder victim Bart Bagley is not content to merely roll over in his grave. He wants his murderer caught and he wants teenage ghost whisperer, Indigo Eady, to help him.
It becomes obvious that Bart’s temper led to more than one disagreement, but is it enough to want him dead? With nothing but a cold trail and a hot list of “friendly” suspects, Indigo and her friends race to find the killer before they become the next victims.
Indigo Eady is not clumsy. At least, that’s what she keeps telling everyone. Can she help that the overactive spirit community of Sabrina Shores causes her psychic abilities to short-circuit? It’s unfortunate that her cute new friend Badger is often on the receiving end of her mishaps. At times, she is positively hazardous to his health. Even so, sparks start to fly in more than one direction…
Today I welcome Gwen Gardner to my site, lets wish her a warm welcome as she talks about ghosts and her newly released book 'Givin' Up The Ghost'!
So without further ado, lets give it up for Gwen....
Thanks for inviting me to your blog today, Carolyn!
Who wants to talk about ghosts? I do!
Who hasn’t thought about the afterlife? Who hasn’t questioned what happens when our bodies quit this life? Is there an afterlife? Is there a heaven? Is there a hell? Do we live as spirits or angels? Or do we simply vanish into nonexistence? These questions have haunted mankind since the beginning.
Seriously, folks – who isn’t curious?
So - what is a ghost? The disembodied spirit, soul or apparition of a dead person. The belief is that they can’t move on to the next level, or afterlife, until they settle their earthly business here.
Ghosts – and their business – is some pretty intriguing stuff.
My interest in the paranormal started as a kid, with Casper the friendly ghost. And then his uncles (the ghostly trio) came along and gave ghosthood a bit of an edge. Yes, I was a brave little soul. But I’ll tell you right now, whether it’s Casper or The Ghostly Trio, this is my top speed.
As much as I’m intrigued, I’m a bit fat chicken. Sure, I’d like to see a ghost in the light of day. I’m not scared in the light of day. Give me some holy water or a vacuum and I’ll face a ghost head-on. That’s right, bring on Fatso, Stinky and Stretch. But when nighttime comes along and with it the things that go bump in the night…not on your life! I don’t want to be surprised. I don’t want to see anybody, living or dead, standing, kneeling or hovering at the end of my bed in the middle of the night. Seriously. I’d just die…or wet myself at the very least.
So you can see that I’m torn. On one hand, a ghost and all it implies about what we don’t know is intriguing. On the other hand - dead people ought to just stay dead and not go around scaring the life out of, er, live people.
The notion of ghosts is kind of fun but kind of scary at the same time. Like a roller coaster. I have never seen a ghost, but I’ve had plenty of supernatural experiences that I can’t explain; shadows, voices, dreams.
And so, in the words of The Cowardly Lion:
“I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do!” The Cowardly Lion, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.
What about you? Do you believe in ghosts?
About Gwen Gardner:
I have always been fascinated with ghosts and the paranormal, and I love a good, clean English murder mystery – the cozy kind. That’s why I chose to combine my loves and write young adult paranormal “cozy” mysteries, with a touch of romance thrown in. My first book, Givin’ Up The Ghost was released in October 2012. My second book, A Guilty Ghost Surprised, will be released in June 2013.
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