Not in a million years did Emma Whitecastle, the live protagonist of my Ghost of Granny Apples series, think she’d ever be involved with ghosts. She didn’t even believe in them. She was the wife of a high profile TV talk show host, the mother to a lovely and intelligent teenager, and the daughter of a retired Pasadena heart surgeon and his charming wife. So how did she end up seeing, talking and communing with ghosts, eventually ending up with her own TV show about the paranormal?
Easy. Life threw her a curve ball in the form of a messy and very public Hollywood divorce, leaving Emma’s life at loose ends. As is often the case, upheaval opened unexpected opportunities.
When Ghost a La Mode first opens, Emma and her daughter are living with Emma’s parents and Emma’s divorce is about to be finalized. Her friend Tracy, looking to get Emma out of the house for some fun, takes her to a séance. It is there that Emma’s long dead and impish great, great, great grandmother, Ish Reynolds, better known as Granny Apples, makes contact. After initial disbelief and denial, Emma finally agrees to help Granny, who was hanged for supposedly killing her husband, clear her name.
Now Emma is hooked into the world of the dead, exploring paranormal activities for her new cable show and helping the ghosts of the past solve their murders.
The Ghost of Granny Apples series is best described as Ghost Whisperer meets Cold Case meets Topper. This bestselling series is a whole lotta fun to write, blending traditional mystery sleuthing with the paranormal and bites of historical background. And yes, even some romance. The third book in the series, Gem of a Ghost, will be released February 2012.
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