Stanley Kubrick once said – while filming Stephen King’s the Shining – ‘anything that says there’s something after death is an optimistic story’. And John Robert Colombo, Canada’s Mr. Mystery has said – when he poles people ‘Have you seen a ghost’ – the usual answer is no – then when he asks another question – ‘do you know someone who has’ – there is usually a pause followed by a hesitant answer, ‘Well yes. My brother, sister, … told me he/she saw a ghost’.
I love writing ghost stories loosely based in fact for readers who are exploring the topic of life, death, afterlife and family relationships. Paige Maddison is the teen heroine and I have created a series around her life conquering evil. My debut novel Wake Me Up Inside hit #58 recently on amazon.ca after a year on the shelf. I am thrilled readers are still buying book one. Presently working on book two and have asked the talented writer, JR Matheson to co-author it. This book will shock readers and is due out by January, 2014. Look for it. I also have two narratives called Two Experiences included in The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings, compiled by my mentor and friend John Robert Colombo, Dundurn Press, c2009. Life is good.
Wake Me Up Inside: Paige Maddison Series
Ghosts, parathriller, paranormal, spirituality
Wake Me Up Inside is a ghost story centered around Paige Maddison, a strong teen-age heroine. Paige is disturbed by nightmares of places she has never seen, and visions of a girl haunting her dreams. She is angry because she must move with her parents to an estate called O'Brien Manor, to help her estranged grandparents, one of whom is in ill health.
As luck would have it, Paige meets Bradley Adam Parkman. Together they explore the estate and although they experience paranormal activity, neither one wants to discuss it in case the other would find them crazy.
Paige stumbles onto a forgotten cemetery and a piece of a stone tablet. She is instantly curious and obsessed with what it is? During this quest, her grandfather's health fails and Paige bears the burden of solving a family secret which is tied to an evil spirit haunting the estate.
Will Paige uncover the mystery of O'Brien Manor before it's too late? It's a page turner and will leave you feeling haunted.
Destiny's Gate: Paige Maddison Series
Ghosts, Parathriller, Paranormal, Spirituality
Live from a place of love. It conquers all that is evil.
Shaken by the haunting from Conall, Paige Maddison hopes to put it behind her. When Paige’s premonitions, nightmares, and ghostly visions return, however, she realizes there is no way of getting back to the normal she once knew. Try as she might to adjust to her new life at the O’Brien Manor, dark forces begin to brew on the grounds of the haunted O’Brien estate. Paige becomes the unwilling target of the Earthbounds, anguished souls who seek revenge and retribution.
But where there is darkness, there is also light. Through an enigmatic string of events that has her questioning who she truly is, Paige soon learns that she is not only being watched over by guardians of both the spirit and mortal realms, but also being called upon by a greater power beyond her wildest comprehension. As her world is turned upside down, Paige faces a life-changing dilemma: Should she embrace her special gift and fulfill the destiny that is unfolding before her? Or will she succumb to the evil that surrounds her and deny her true identity?
Destiny’s Gate, book two in the Paige Maddison Series, follows the young heroine on her personal journey of discovering inner strength, undying loyalty, and the profound power of unwavering love. Written by Lee Bice-Matheson & J.R. Matheson, the first Mom-Son paranormal fiction series team.