"If you like romantic and haunting novels, with characters and a plot that completely draws you in, then I would definitely recommend that you pick up Spiritus." ~ Ink Puddle
"The romantic tension, the tenderness, the bittersweet moments...These are all the things that really caught me attention." ~ Alexa Loves Books
"The writing is beautiful, the scenery is gorgeous. The emotions in the book...They are heartfelt and sometimes just heart wrenching." ~ Fictional Candy
From the Author
Q: What made you want to write a ghost romance?
A: I didn't want to write a ghost romance, that was just the story that came out. Once I saw where the story was going, I loved the idea of a ghost being haunting the reincarnation of his wife, it got even better when I decided that it should be his wife that killed him.
Q: What inspired you to write Spiritus?
A: I actually live pretty close to Corydon, so I would pass all of these amazing old houses and I couldn't help but think about the people that had lived there over the years and what their lives must have been like. Little by little, I started getting this idea for a Civil War hero that came back from the war changed and bitter. It wasn't long after that I came up with his wife who was also changed by the war that ended up in her own back yard. I tried to imagine these two people, trying to return to normal life, and how it could lead to tragedy.
Q: What is your favorite ghost story? What about favorite ghost movie?
A: Without a doubt, my favorite ghost story is Lasher by Anne Rice! Her words are like poetry and the story is just amazing. I don't really have a favorite ghost movie, but my Spiritus novels deal with a love that can survive beyond death and one of my favorite movies of all time, Bram Stoker's Dracula, has that same theme.
Q: What other authors do you read?
A: I love all things Anne Rice, but I'm also a fan of J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and so many of the new indie authors! There is so much talent out there now!
Q: If you were stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD...What would they be?
A: For the book, I would have to say The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. For the CD, it could be anything from P!nk. As far as the DVD, I would have to say Gone With The Wind. Now I have a question, if I'm on a deserted island, how am I going to listen to the CD or watch the DVD?
Q: Describe your writing in 3 words.
A: Dark. Romantic. Horror.
Q: How do you come up with characters names?
A: As crazy as it sounds, my character names are just meant to be, even if I don't realize it at the time. For my heroine, I needed a name that would be possible in the Civil War era and today. I played around with a few and settled on Becca, so no big story there, but for Alastor, I just always loved that name. I was over halfway through the first book before I learned that Alastor means "vengeful spirit"...How great is that?
Q: Do you have a favorite character or one you most identify with?
A: I am so in love with Alastor. A ghost with a temper that speaks so beautifully...What's not to love?