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.
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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.