Today, I'm featuring a fellow Leap Books author, Patrice Lyle, who just celebrated the book birthday of her new Middle Grade book. And, I'm also going to interview myself! I'm both an author and a blogger for this tour, so get ready for a bit of a Gollum moment. Things might get a little weird ... But first, Patrice!
Me too! My mom used to try to decrease my freak-out by telling me she was just the lady from the coffee commercials. What about your own personal ghost stories. Any creepy experiences in your past? Yes, I saw a ghost float by the front window of an old house on my college campus. Rumor was a teenaged girl died in the house.
We had a ghost story in one of my dorms, too. I lived in an old convent building for a couple years. What had been the chapel served as a study hall. The legend was that one of the sisters hung herself in the attic. Luckily, I never saw anything or I would have been putting in for a new dorm assignment faster than you can say flying nun.
Okay, this IS weird. I'll just tell you about my family ghost story. My grandmother grew up in a coal mining village in Pennsylvania. She used to tell us about a ghostly figure that rose from a lake in coal-country, PA when she was a kid. It scared the bejesus out of her. She also used to talk about a man in brown she'd see in her house from time to time. I never saw him, but I used to get major creeps on her second floor. I actually have nightmares where I have to sleep over her house and I'm terrified.
As you may already know, I have a new book coming out next month. I'm super excited to be included in "Fright Before Christmas," but since I have that cover all over this site, I thought I'd share the magnet that's part of the swag pack I'm giving away.