I guarantee you have never read any other book that is remotely like this one. ~Jess, Book Liaison
A book you'll want to read again! ~Laura, FUONLYKNEW
From the Author
At about this same time I was glued to American Idol, watching Adam Lambert take the competition by storm. I loved his "Mad World" performance in the season finale. He sung on a fog shrouded stage while wearing a vampire-like costume. Believe it or not, this image spurred my imagination and started me on my way to writing Lancaster House.
To my surprise, I really got into it. I grew up visiting the Winchester Mystery House on occasion (located in San Jose, California), and the place sparked countless stories in my mind. In my childhood I also had the opportunity to explore the Hayes Mansion (also in San Jose, California). In fact, my parents were at one time considering becoming the caretakers, long before it was restored. Lancaster House contains many things I remember from exploring the nooks and crannies in these houses.
I also couldn't resist adding a little family history into my story. For example, my grandfather drove across the country as a young boy of sixteen, saying it was the best thing he ever did.
Of course, in the end, Lancaster House far surpassed a short story and quickly became a novel. I have my daughter to thank for it.