Read all about The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor, a fantasy tale about a young woman who sees ghosts. And meet the author who loves nothing more than to be immersed within one fantasy or another. 🙂
The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor
Seeing ghosts has plagued Dumdie Swartz since early childhood
Afraid that ghost guts might stick to her if she stepped through them, thirteen-year-old Dumdie Swartz still cringes when she encounters them.
Her strange attempts to avoid spirits create a lonely life.
Her sisters constantly mock her strange behavior, her parents are clueless, and her social life is zero. Dumdie finds solace working in a shared garden with her elderly neighbor, Mr. Carson. When teens from her high school steal pumpkins from his garden, Mr. Carson is hurt during the theft, and later, dies.
Dumdie’s life takes a dark turn.
She learns there are stranger things than ghosts, when she senses something evil living in Kyle, one of the boys who had raided the pumpkin patch. Kyle bullies Dumdie to scare her into silence. The more Kyle threatens her, the clearer she perceives the evil thing possessing him. Dumdie finds support in an unlikely group of girls who befriend her when she helps them with their costumes for the Pumpkin festival. During the festival, Dumdie’s fears explode when the thing possessing Kyle decides it wants to possess her.
A prequel to The Ghost in the Closet. Read about Dumdie, young and old.
“Ghostcrow is a quick and easy read that should appeal to young and old alike. ”
“A thoroughly enjoyable read!”
By Marta Tandori
“Definitely a great read. ”
“This is a short book that can be read in about 40 minutes and I enjoyed the underlying message. ”
A Northern California gal, M. K. Theodoratus has been intrigued by fantasy since she discovered the Oz books. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then. When she’s not disappearing into other writer’s worlds, she’s creating her own alternative worlds — that of Andor where demons of many forms stalk humans and that of the Far Isle Half-Elven where she explores the social and political implications of genetic drift on a hybrid elf/human people.
A sixth grade English assignment introduced her to story writing. The teacher asked for a short story. She got an incomplete, 25-page Nancy Drew pastiche which turned into a novel the next summer. Theodoratus has been addicted to writing stories happily ever after. Though I have several novels sitting in my computer waiting to be edited, I find I prefer to write long short stories or what Kindle calls, “short reads”.
Visit my author website for story snippets and/or sample chapters of works in progress at http://www.mktheodoratus.com. As for social media, I can be found at my blog, Lessons from My Reading | Facebook | Twitter (@kaytheod) | Go0gle+ | Website | Goodreads