Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I've been waiting a very long time to say this:

I just signed a contract with Curiosity Quills to publish HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS.
Who is Curiosity Quills?
You can check them out here:  http://curiosityquills.com/

You may have questions: 
Where will it be sold? 
When will it be available? 
What is it about? 

At the moment, I can only answer the last one.  The others will be revealed in time.


Some version of the following write up may end up on the back of my published book.


Quiet college sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice:  “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”.  But when cute Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters. 


Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back.  Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell.  The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury.  As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home.  

This is a Blood Moon.  So cool.  Right?

Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a young father determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first.  More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows.  Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.

  (Look at cute little innocent Willow.)

Emma is a cross between Whoopi Goldberg’s psychic in Ghost and Willow’s transformation from bookworm to witch in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders theory, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will appeal to paranormal fans of all ages. 
 (This is powerful, angry Willow)
So what made me write about witchcraft, death, and misguided resurrection?