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Flying off into her imagination

Welcome to Lyndi’s Adventurous Friend, Aimee Eddy Gross!

In elementary and high school, I was bullied because I have a learning disability. Teachers and my classmates thought my disability meant I was stupid. Each day I was put down by my teachers and teased by my classmates. At times, the only true friends I had were my cousins, Denny and Russell. What helped me cope with the bullying was my imagination and the adventures I went on with my cousins during a break; we called it “Coffee Break” at the family garage.

     E.L. Eddy and Sons Garage serviced semis, cars, and trucks. My dad, uncles, and grandpa worked at the garage and we called them “the guys.” My grandma was the secretary. All my siblings except my older sister took turns going to work with my dad. My older sister didn’t like to get dirty and she helped clean my grandparents’ home instead. On the weekends and during the summer my brother Scott, sister Chris, and I fought over whose turn it was to go to work. For me going to work with my dad was a place where I was loved and accepted and a place where my imagination ran wild.

After working on a semi, the guys in the garage would test drive it. My Uncle Tim one day took me with him on a test run. As he checked to see how fast the cab would go, I drifted off into my imagination. I was suddenly flying up into the sky. I looked down at the kids who bullied me and relished in the fact they couldn’t hurt me.

In my imagination I was in control, not the kids who worked hard to rip me apart. In my mind I was able to rise above them and be free of the abuse they put me through. I could escape into worlds I created. Simple things triggered my vivid imagination. Helping my dad work under a semi turned into me exploring a cave. Junk I collected at the garage like old injector heads, spark plugs, bolts, and nuts became treasures. Pressing down on a gas pedal with a semi in park turned into me driving behind those teasing me and pushing them off the road, and so on. The adventures were endless, and my soul soared high.

During coffee breaks my cousins, siblings and I went off to play in places we were supposed to stay out of like the junk yard and an old barn behind the garage. In a room in the barn the guys stored tires. The four of us walked on top of the tires which lined the room in a roll. The tires became a log over a roaring river. When the river called for me to fall in, my cousin extended his hand to lead me across. An old dune buggy in storage became the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard. We pretended we were being chased my Boss Hog and Rosco. In the General Lee we were unstoppable. We jumped over lakes and a boat while Rosco and Boss Hog legged behind. We were invincible.

At school I was given no chance to show people who I was. I often felt trapped. I imagined getting hurt so I could get out of going. At the family garage and with my cousins I was unshackled from the chains of torment. I was loved and accepted. The adventures I shared with my cousins and siblings and the worlds I saw in my mind while going to work with my dad were my chance to escape reality and rise high above the pain within me.

I was a meek child. I was scared to stand up to those who put me down. I wanted to show them I was more than the retard they called me, but the teachers gave me no chance to do that. My teachers called me a cheater if I got a good grade on my own and assigned a student to give me answers on tests. I tumbled into depression, and at school I could only imagine awful things. Out of school, at the garage and with my cousins I daydreamed of being strong and able to take care of the bullies. With my cousins the adventures were endless. They liked me for who I was.

     My vivid imagination helped me in high school to create stories I put on paper. In ninth grade I had my first story published in a magazine. It’s been my dream since school to have my book published. My current WIP (work in progress) is a memoir about how I was bullied and found love and acceptance at the family garage. The book goes into more detail about my adventures into my imagination with my cousins and at the family garage. I’m determined this will be the year I make my high school dream come true.

     Bullying is a form of abuse that affects its victims emotionally. For me, imaginary adventures and the love of my family gave me the strength to rise and push forward.

BIO and SOCIAL MEDIA

AIMEE EDDY GROSS

Aimee Eddy is an antibullying advocate, mental illness advocate, an author, and a blogger. Aimee has struggled with mental illness and reached recovery. She writes about recovering from mental illness in her blog “Finding the Light.” She had essays about bullying and depression published in Alexander Kovarovic’s book Change Your Life. Her own memoir, Escape to the Family Garage, is in the editing stages. Aimee also loves to woodburn and makes creative pieces of art she sells to all who are interested. You can buy a copy of the book she is published in and find her blog at her website at www.aimeeeddygross.wordpress. Aimee’s author page is www.facebook.com/Aimeeeddygross/. You can follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aimee.gross.1 and on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/AimeeEddyGross. You can check out her woodburnings at www.facebook.com/aimeeswoodburnings.

Aliens, monsters, kickass women and more: meet horror writer Michael West

Thanks to fellow HYDRA PUBLICATIONS author MICHAEL WEST for being with us today!

Thanks for having me!

First, would you tell us a bit about yourself? What area of the country do you live in, do you have a family, pets, etc.

I was born and raised in Indiana, and still reside in the Indianapolis area.  I’ve been married for 28 years to my wonderful wife, Stephanie.  Together we have two children, Kyle and Ryan, and last year, Kyle married his wonderful wife, Grace.  We also have a Lhasa Apso named King Seesar, after the Japanese Kaiju seen in the original Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

Are you a coffee fiend, or do you have another “addiction” you must have on your desk at all times?

I start drinking coffee first thing in the morning, then switch over to Mountain Dew Kickstarts in the afternoon.

Is your education relevant to your writing, or have you branched off in something entirely different to create?

I began writing in grade school, mostly screenplays.  In high school, I took a lot of English and Creative Writing classes.  Then in college, I studied Telecommunications, specifically film and television production, and I took more Creative Writing courses, including screenwriting.  I also took several Genre Studies courses, studying the conventions of the Western, Sci-fi, and Action-Adventure films and fiction. 

How would you best describe your books?

I like to say that everything I write is a love story, but in my fiction, the obstacles lovers have to overcome are usually supernatural in nature.  My stuff also tends to get pretty dark at times.  My Sci-fi is dark.  My Fantasy is dark.  And my Horror, of course, is dark. 

Tell us about your most recent publication.

The Legacy of the Gods, Book Four: Kronos’ Return was just published by Hydra Publications. 

Earl Preston has been fighting dark, seemingly impossible forces, trying to prevent the return of ancient, otherworldly beings — creatures of unfathomable intellect, rumored to have created all life here on Earth.  Gods or monsters, these unseen puppet masters continue to pull strings despite a millennia of exile.  Now, as the gateway to their alien world nears completion, Earl must locate Hades’ secret base of operations, must destroy this doorway before it can ever be opened.

And time is running out.

Scattered across the globe, allies and foes alike are coming together — Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus, all rallying their forces for one last confrontation.  This will be a battle to end all battles, and its outcome will decide the fate of generations yet to come.

This is the final novel in my Dark / Urban Fantasy series that began in 2012 with Book One: Poseidon’s Children, and it – hopefully – answers all of the questions my faithful readers have been asking for years.

What inspired you to write this story?

About 30 years ago, I had a dream that ultimately became the infamous “Temple Scene” from Poseidon’s Children.  And I wondered…how did we get here?  What led these two characters to this moment?  And the story grew from there, from my need to understand who these people were, what their world might be like.

What interesting thing did you learn or research to write it that you didn’t know before?

Oh my… Over the course of this series, I did so much research into so many different topics – everything from ancient astronauts to spider reproduction. LOL  I spoke to federal agents, prison guards, marine biologists, scuba divers. mountain climbers, and social workers.  Every day, I learned something new!   

What’s your favorite thing about the book featured here today?

My characters.   I like to write strong, smart women.  My female leads are not damsels in distress.  They fight right alongside the men.  And those male leads know and appreciate their strength.  They have no problem stepping aside to let these warrior women kick ass!

Any special memories you have in the creation of it?

It was so rewarding to see all the various threads of the story finally come together, and then, to get the feedback from my pre-readers, to know that I had brought this epic series to a satisfying conclusion… It was the best feeling in the world!

What do you most like about writing?

The editing process is actually my favorite part of writing.  To be able to shape a story, to find ways to streamline it and make it better… I just love it!

Least like?

Writing the first draft, getting the words out of my head and onto the page.  I am a very visual person, and it is a struggle for me at times to find ways to adequately paint those images with prose. 

When did you first know you wanted to be an author?

HYDRA PUBLICATIONS

I’ve always been a storyteller.  I used to draw pictures and make up stories about them – nothing written down, I would just orally recite them again and again.  Then, I wrote screenplays and made movies with my parents’ video equipment, and then my high school and college’s video equipment.  And finally, when the stories I wanted to tell outgrew my shoestring budgets, I started to write short fiction and novels instead of scripts.

Is there any special music you like to listen to while writing?

I like to listen to various film scores – Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, James Horner, Christopher Young, John Carpenter, Basil Poledouris, Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, and John Barry.   

How does it inspire you?

Sometimes, the music helps to set the mood, to create an atmosphere.  Other times, it helps with pacing, particularly during an action scene.  Often, the music of these film composers just lets my imagination soar.

Do you belong to a critique group?

Not really.  I do have a group of pre-readers who read and critique my work before I hand it over to my publisher for professional editing.  Each member of the group has their own strengths.  Some help me with grammar, others just give me their overall impression of the work – they tell me what works and what takes them out of the story.

What do you find most valuable about the experience?

I think it’s important, especially if you write genre fiction, to have people read your work they may not even like your particular genre.  As a fan of Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Horror, we tend to be more accepting of various formulas and cliches, but someone who doesn’t read or watch a lot of stories like yours may not be so forgiving.  They won’t let you get away with stereotypical archetypes or tired old plot devices.  They hold your feet to the fire to make it believable, to make it ring true for them, and it makes you a better writer.

To encourage those still on the path, tell us a little about your path to publication. How many books have you published?

Ten total books: seven novels, two short story collections, and I edited a charity anthology to benefit cancer research.

How many books did you write before selling one?

I wrote 5 novels before my first sale.  Two of those five were early novels I wrote in high school, and they will never see the light of day, but the other three eventually sold.

What do you think was the key to selling that first book?

Persistence.  I just kept at it.  If I got a rejection from one publisher, I would get disappointed for a minute, sure, but I never gave up.  I would give the manuscript another editing pass, then I’d send it off to someone else.  Finally, I got it into the hands of a publisher who believed in it just as much as I did.   

What are you writing now – what’s next for you?

I’m going to write a couple of stories — which will be added to an upcoming omnibus of my short fiction, and then I head back to Harmony, Indiana for another tale of paranormal terror.

Will you be making personal appearances anywhere our readers can find you?

Faithful readers can always find me at HorrorHound Weekend – and various Sci-fi, gaming, and Horror conventions and book fairs in the Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois area. I just cannot wait to start doing shows again!  I cannot wait to meet new people, to share my work.  I hope they will enjoy the conclusion of the Legacy of the Gods, and whatever comes next! 

find MICHAEL on social media:

http//www.bymichaelwest.com
I am also on twitter: @bymichaelwest

my Amazon store: http://amazon.com/Michael-West/e/B007QD125G

BIO: Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. A graduate of Indiana University, West earned a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory, and since that time, he has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, Stephanie, their two children, Kyle and Ryan, their daughter-in-law, Grace, and their dog, King Seesar.

His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home.

Meeting SATURN

 
 
 
Saturn
Planetary Anthology Series Set 11
Genre: Mixed Fantasy, SciFi, Speculative
 
with stories by
Bokerah Brumley, Karl Gallagher, Carlton Herzog, G. Scott Huggins, C.S. Johnson,
P.A. Piatt, J.F. Posthumus, James Pyles, Denton Salle, Ben Wheeler, Josh Young,
Richard Paolinelli, Arlan Andrews Sr., J.M. Anjewierden, Dana Bell, Vonnie Winslow Crist,
Karina L. Fabian, Rob Fabian, A.M. Freeman, Julie Frost
 
 
 
Saturn. The Ringed Planet. Harbinger of ideas and wonder. The planet that gave birth to the modern era of science envisioning the myriad of multi-colored rings circling the planet, one of the reasons for the invention of the telescope and the second largest in our solar system. These are the stories of Saturn, the great Titan. Tales of time, age and endings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
 
Swag pack, editor-signed signed paperback, and $25 Amazon gift card!

 

 

First of all, I was under the mistaken impression that this book was a collection of stories about the planet Saturn. It isn’t.

What it is, is a wonderful assortment of 20 science fiction and fantasy stories, SOME of which are, in fact, based on the lovely ringed planet. Others are about time travel, wizards, working in space, brain transplants… so much good stuff. You can even learn who the Chosen One is…and there isn’t a midi-chlorian in sight. Bokerah Brumley, who in addition to editing the anthology, is apparently the “peafowl wrangler,” has done a superb job giving us a little bit of everything.

The stories range in length, so there’s one for every bit of time you might have, whether waiting in the car, COVID-style, for someone at the doctor’s office, or that precious few minutes just before falling asleep. (but word to the wise– DON’T read You Will Be Uploaded at bedtime!)

As a romance writer, one of my personal favorites was The Lords of Titan, by G. Scott Huggins, which shows just how far some men will go for love. I also really admired They Also Serve by Rob and Karina Fabian. Anyone who’s been short might predict the ending of this one ahead of time. But each of the stories has its own appeal. Highly recommend!!

Time travel most unexpected

Welcome to Lyndi’s Adventurous Friends author Julie Howard!!

Tagline: Time is not on her side.

Blurb:

Time travel isn’t real. It can’t be real. But ghost-blogger Jillian Winchester discovers otherwise when an enigmatic spirit conveys her to 1872 to do his bidding.

Jillian finds herself employed as a maid in Sacramento, in an elegant mansion with a famous painting. The artwork reveals another mystery: Why does the man within look exactly like her boyfriend, Mason Chandler?

Morality and sin live side by side, not only in the picture, but also within her. As her transgressions escalate, she races the clock to find the man in the painting, and hunt down a spirit with a disconcerting gift.

But will time be her friend or foe?

Excerpt:

“Are you a ghost?” A young girl stood where the guard had been only minutes before. She spoke matter- of-factly, her dark eyes alive with curiosity.

The house was still whole, she was alive, and the world hadn’t ended. Jillian scanned the room for damage, then blinked. This must be a dream. The long dining table—bare just moments ago—was now laid for a meal. Glasses sat upright, forks and spoons lined up in perfect order, and a tall flower arrangement appeared unscathed. A crystal chandelier above the table remained perfectly still.

The guard and Asian man were nowhere in sight.

The girl, dressed neatly in a calf-length white pinafore embellished with pink ribbons, didn’t appear rattled by the cataclysmic jolt.

“What happened?” Jillian asked, still crouched on her knees. “Are you okay?”

“You don’t belong here. Mother will be angry.”

Even though the floor had ceased to shake, the roiling continued in her head. Might this very real looking girl be a spirit? Most apparitions wavered in some manner, their appearances paler and less there than the tangible world around them. This child appeared solid in every way, from the tips of her shiny chestnut hair to the toes of her lace-up black shoes.

About the author:

Julie Howard is the author of the Wild Crime series, and Spirited Quest. She is a former journalist and editor who has covered topics ranging from crime to cowboy poetry. She is a member of the Idaho Writers Guild, editor of the Potato Soup Journal, and founder of the Boise chapter of Shut Up & Write. Learn more at juliemhoward.com.

Website: http://juliemhoward.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/juliemhowardauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18116047.Julie_Howard

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Julie-Howard/e/B07D6CS4NQ/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/julie-howard?list=author_books

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_JulieMHoward

Follow her on Instagram: @authorjuliehoward

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Cane Confessions Transforms Obstacles into ‘Adventures’

Welcome to Lyndi’s Adventurous Friends, author Amy Bovaird!


Once, my ESL student posed a question to me.  Would I prefer a life filled with intense highs and lows or a predictable, smooth one without any extremes? My immediate response had been, “Give me the highs and lows!” At the time, living overseas provided new and unexpected experiences every day.  I felt young and invincible, able to embrace such extremes. But the temporary gave way to the permanent. Ten years ago, I ran in the opposite direction, screaming, “No, no, give me mediocracy or give me death!”

Twenty-five years ago, specialists diagnosed me with a progressive eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. They told me I would go blind but had no idea when that would happen. I had some choices to make: was I going to allow the fears to dictate how I lived my life? Or prepare myself as best I could and move forward? I looked to my overseas philosophy to dictate my response.

Nothing could deter me from wanting to live overseas, and it turned out to be everything I had dreamed of—adventure, language, culture, foods, even love. But I had to deal with some unpleasant aspects, too; unsavory characters, deadly creatures in the environment, and disease. Neither pickpockets nor drug lords could frighten me from the cities I settled. Tarantulas and tse-tse flies didn’t stop me from exploring the jungle. Dengue Fever and Malaria didn’t limit my travels. Bouts of dysentery due to salmonella plagued me. Probably the street food. Even though at the time I felt like dying and wished I were back home, I pushed on and lived to tell my stories.

When my vision worsened to where I frequently stumbled, turned and ran into walls, I wanted nothing more than to clutch onto the known, the predictable. I suddenly longed for a consistent life. No highs, no lows. If I were superstitious, I would have cast a hex on any and all danger, fears and embarrassment. They surrounded me. 

But as it turned out, I prepared myself instead, and trusted my training. I learned to use a white cane, once again surround myself with upbeat “travelers” from all paths of life. I tap into as much usable vision as I can, and use my cane and others senses for when I can’t. I’m back to embracing the highs and lows of life. Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” With new confidence, I began to see my life through a lens of humor and adventure as I did my overseas travels. I now pen and share my stories to educate, entertain and encourage others.

Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility is the second memoir in my Mobility Series. It consists of 27 vignettes both overseas and in the United States. These stories focus on various obstacles I experienced, and how I overcame them.

Bio:

Amy Bovaird is a ghostwriter, the author of the Mobility Series and a powerful faith meditation memoir as well as two shorter eBooks. Amy is the recipient of the “Distinguished Medal of Literature” by Ohio Valley University for her first memoir, Mobility Matters. A former ESL instructor, world traveler, and inspirational speaker, she peppers her talks with faith, humor and culture. She also happens to be legally blind and losing her hearing. But she advocates living your best life, one rich in gratitude. Amy now lives in northwest Pennsylvania in the same house where she grew up. She strives for the upper hand with her three lively cats, and on most days, fails miserably.

Blurb:

When adventurous overseas traveler, Amy, is diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she has no idea what difficulties lie ahead. After finishing mobility training from the Bureau of Blindness, she thinks her problems are solved, but when Amy tackles the streets with her white cane, the real fun begins. Determinedly sweeping away her fears, she starts to celebrate the reality of vision-impaired independence. Join the chaos and laughter in this series of uplifting anecdotes as Amy looks to the lighter side of mobility.

Social Media Links:
AmyBovaird.com
Cane Confessions (Signed Copy)
Cane Confessions Audio
Amazon Author Page

Author Facebook Page

When you subscribe to Amy’s blog, you receive a free copy of her new e-book, Hitting a Home Run: Blind and Thriving.


Excerpt  
Kerala, South India


Edging closer—just about ten feet away—I could see the singer’s shirt was unbuttoned halfway down to his waist. He looked boyishly charming, but was probably in his forties. I had no idea which language he sang in—Tamil, Hindi or Malayalam, the local dialect of Kerala—but it sounded like the distinct melody of a love song. The singer stopped briefly to confer with the videographer, then he started up again.

Suddenly, a third man came out from who-knew-where to blot and powder the star’s face. Who is this singer? He must be famous! I stared from the pathway, fascinated. The make-up man darted from view. The singer crooned again, holding the microphone nonchalantly, moving with the kind of swagger that comes from knowing one has charisma.

I needed to return home, but they were right next to the green hammock in front of my cottage. How could I get there without interrupting the film shoot? I remembered there was a second path home. It took me behind my cottage, so I could bypass the group.

As I retraced my steps, the strains of music grew fainter. The path veered to a “Y” and I followed it out, toes gripping tightly at the rubber thongs, thoughts drifting to  a tepid shower. Then I would meet up with the girls for a meal, keeping within the dietary boundaries assigned to me, of course. Everything on the menu tasted light and fresh.

When I looked up, I found myself directly between the singer and his producer. The filming stopped. If I had continued, I would have fallen headlong into the star.

A few seconds passed without a word. We all stood motionless. I shifted and regained my balance.

What else could the poor man do except burst out laughing? I looked pitiful clutching my baggy green robe, my white tote hanging limply in the other hand. My head towel hung down on one side, and my hair looked as if it had been hot oil-glued to my head. I reeked of a strange odor—a combination of papaya, coconut oil and the special herbal treatment for my eyes.

Bringing my hands together in the local greeting, I lowered my hands and bowed slightly, trying to keep a straight face. “Namaste.”

From “Sweet Oils of Denial”
Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility

Adventures come in many versions

Please welcome Lyndi’s Adventurous Friend Randy Overbeck!!!

Who doesn’t love a little adventure?

 Right now, with most of us cooped up, either because of winter or the pandemic or both, we need to seek adventure through vicarious venues. I mean, isn’t everyone pining for a fun thrill ride away from reality?

If you find yourself in those shoes, I’ve got a modest suggestion for you. For your next vicarious adventure, would you like to try “a cold case murder mystery wrapped in a ghost story, served with a side of romance, all set in one of most beautiful locations in the U.S.?” That’s how a recent reviewer described the novels in my Haunted Shores Mysteries series, Blood on the Chesapeake (2019) and Crimson at Cape May (2020).

Both books follow Darrell Henshaw, dedicated history teacher and coach and reluctant sensitive, into adventures to discover the stories behind the hauntings he’s experiencing. Once committed, Darrell decides to use his talents as educator and researcher to unearth the identity of the ghosts, uncover why there were murdered…and find a way to bring those responsible to justice.

No small order.

And, both adventures transport readers to beautiful resort getaways. Blood on the Chesapeake takes place on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, one of the undiscovered gems of this country. With thousands of miles of undulating shorelines and breath-taking sunsets over the water, the Eastern Shore is the perfect place for an escape…and an adventure.

Crimson at Cape May is set in the 150-year-old resort town of Cape May, New Jersey, which also happens to be the most haunted seaport on the East Coast. The town has incredible  draws like miles of pristine, white sand beaches and the largest collection of vintage Victorian mansions anywhere. But it is also loaded with plenty of rich history, which makes it ripe for adventure and murder.

Both novels have garnered national awards and earned more than a dozen five star ★★★★★ reviews from US and international reviewers. But, perhaps the best way to let you know what adventures await you inside the pages of my books is share a few of readers’ comments about the Haunted Shores Mysteries.

            “An amazing entertaining mystery, murder, romance, suspense including ghosts read!”

            “Rollicking good ghost stories that are centered on serious issues… wonderful protagonist, an ordinary man put into extraordinary situations and rising to the challenge.”

“This is the kind of story that sticks with you. Full disclosure: I read it twice. Congratulations, Randy Overbeck, for being a skilled storyteller. Five stars from me.”

“A thrill ride that includes completely believable characters, realistic dialogue, vivid visuals and a post-game bowl of chili that starts a delightful romance.” 

“Engaging and mysterious with just enough creep factor to set your spine tingling but not enough to keep you up at night.”

“Riveting and full of mystery, romance, and suspense. I could not put this book down once I was past the first chapter.”

            “Humor, suspense and romance are all included…I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because everyone needs to read it.”

              

BIO

Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author and speaker, capturing state and national accolades for his work. As an educator, he served children for more than three decades in a range of roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent. His thriller, Leave No Child Behind (2012) and his recent mysteries, Blood on the Chesapeake (2019) and Crimson at Cape May (2020) have earned five star reviews and garnered top awards and recognition from sites such as Literary Titan, ReadersFavorite.com, ReaderViews.com and N. N. Lights Bookheaven. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers’ critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing conferences such as Sleuthfest, Killer Nashville and the Midwest Writers Workshop. When he’s not writing or researching his next exciting novel or sharing his presentation “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” he’s spending time with his incredible family of wife, three children (and their spouses) and seven wonderful grandchildren.

BLURB—CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY

No matter how far you run, you can never really escape a haunted past.

Darrell Henshaw—teacher, coach, and paranormal sensitive—learned this lesson the hard way. With his job gone and few options, he heads for Cape May to coach a summer football camp. The resort town, with gorgeous beaches, rich history and famous Victorian mansions, might just be the getaway he needs. Only, no one told him Cape May is the most haunted seaport on the East Coast. One resident ghost, the Haunted Bride, stalks Darrell, begging for his help.

He can’t refuse. 

Joining forces with Cassie, a street-wise teen and another sensitive, he investigates the bride’s death and discovers her murder is connected to a far greater horror. But can Darrell and Cassie expose those behind the crimes before they end up being the killer’s next victims? 

REVIEWS—CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY

“With both elements of mystery and suspense, readers across genres will find this second book about Darrell Henshaw intriguing…I highly recommend it.” ★★★★★Literary Titan

“It’s a ghost/mystery story filled with suspense and action. The plot is so engrossing it had me hooked from the very first page.” ★★★★★—Nana’s Reviews, Greece

“An exciting paranormal mystery I couldn’t put down… A great read. Highly recommend!” ★★★★★N.N. Light’s BookHeaven

“Rollicking good…Darrell is a wonderful protagonist, an ordinary man put into extraordinary situations and rising to the challenge..” ★★★★★ —Over My Dead Body magazine

“I loved everything about this book. As a ghost story combined with a mystery, a romance, a social injustice and stunning historical details, Crimson at Cape May has something for everyone.” ★★★★★—ReaderViews

“Masterly spooky adventure…an accomplished work of haunting mystery fiction that fans of the genre won’t want to miss out on. Highly Recommend.”★★★★★—ReadersFavorite.com

BOOK TRAILER—CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY

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PURCHASE LINKS—CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY

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