Ghost Writer

Ghost Writer

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by Lorna Collins
     
 

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When unemployed computer programmer Nan Burton inherits a California beach cottage from her great-great-aunt, she's delighted. But she's in for a huge surprise:

The house is haunted by the ghost of famous romance writer Max Murdoch (pen name Maxine DuBois) who insists Nan complete his last novel, threatening to keep her from sleeping until she agrees.

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Overview

When unemployed computer programmer Nan Burton inherits a California beach cottage from her great-great-aunt, she's delighted. But she's in for a huge surprise:

The house is haunted by the ghost of famous romance writer Max Murdoch (pen name Maxine DuBois) who insists Nan complete his last novel, threatening to keep her from sleeping until she agrees.

The ensuing clash pits youth against the long-dead but still egotistical author with humorous and moving results.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: LORNA COLLINS grew up in Alhambra, CA and attended Cal State L.A. where she was on the Dean's List as an English Major. She and her husband, Larry, penned their memoir,31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park, which was a 2006 EPPIE finalist, Editor's choice Award winner, and one of Rebeccas Reads best nonfiction books of 2005.

Their mystery,Murder in Paradise, was a finalist for the 2012 EPIC Award, and an anthology, to which she contributed, Directions of Love, won the 2011 EPIC Award for romance anthology. In addition to her fantasy/mystery/romanceGhost Writer, Lorna plans another in the same genre calledSofia's Garden.

Lorna & Larry reside and write in Dana Point, CA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610092029
Publisher:
Oak Tree Press
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Lorna Collins was raised in Alhambra, California where she attended grammar school and high school. She attended California State College at Los Angeles as an English Major and was on the Dean’s List. She and husband and writing partner, Larry, have been married for over forty-six years and have one daughter, Kimberly.
Lorna was employed professionally in Document Control, Data Management, IT Change Management, and as a Technical Writer. Both she and Larry worked in Osaka on the Universal Studios Japan theme park. Larry was a Project Engineer, responsible for the Jurassic Park, JAWS and WaterWorld attractions. Lorna was the Document Control Supervisor in the Osaka field office.
Their memoir of that experience, 31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park was a 2006 EPPIE finalist, Editor’s Choice Award winner, and was named as one of Rebeccas Reads Best Nonfiction books of 2005.
Their mysteries, Murder…They Wrote and Murder in Paradise were published in ebook and paperback formats. Murder in Paradise is a finalist for the EPIC eBook Award for mystery for 2012. They plan several more in this series.
Lorna has also written anthologies with friends Christie Shary, Luanna Rugh and Sherry Derr-Wille. Snowflake Secrets was a finalist for the Dream Realm and Eric Hoffer awards. Seasons of Love was published on Valentine’s Day 2009. Directions of Love won the 2011 EPIC eBook Award for best romance anthology. An Aspen Grove Christmas was published on December 1, 2010 with the debut of new author, Cheryl Gardarian. All are available in ebook and paperback. The group is currently writing several more anthologies.
In addition to her fantasy/mystery/romance Ghost Writer, Lorna plans another in the genre, called Sofia’s Garden.
Lorna & Larry now reside in Dana Point, CA where Lorna spends time with family and friends and continues to write.

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Ghost Writer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BelenJames More than 1 year ago
Ghost Writer is a delightful novel, a mystery about a young girl finding herself with a little help from a ghost who resides in her seaside cottage. The main character, Nanette Burton, has a great voice and it's fun to read her plucky quips as she interacts with the helpful yet cantankerous ghost. This is the kind of book you want for a rainy day, to snuggle up with under the covers and finish in one sitting. I did! Afterwards, you will be uplifted having learned about touching relationships and will feel as positive as Nan did in the end about life and the future.