• For Isabel, it's the whisper from the basement that invites her to come on down.
• For second-grader Emma, it's the tortured spirit that has haunted her family for generations.
• For Deacon William, it's the damaged android that frightens visitors in the retreat house halls.
All ten short stories in this collection are about how the different characters deal with what they find in the dark. Two of these stories received recognition from Writer's Digest and others won awards or were published. They ask:
• What's inside the car that prowls a lonely street at night?
• Can Brent save himself from the deadly creature he's sure his wife has become?
• Donald teaches a night class, but what's behind those thick glasses he turns upon his shyest student?
Night Cruiser offers an unusual perspective. With a background in pastoral ministry, the author bases her stories on insights from psychologist Carl Jung's concept of the Shadow, from J.R.R. Tolkien's belief that even the worst catastrophe can be redeemed, and from the faith of the medieval woman mystic Julian of Norwich.
If you're intrigued by the thing that takes shape at the foot of your bed at night, if you enjoy a little sly humor, if you crave tales that offer hope, and if you like stories that make you wonder, take a ride on the Night Cruiser!
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About the Author
Midwest Book Review, Readers' Favorite Book Review, Writer's Digest and Writers of the Future have all commended her work.
Vernie's years of pastoral ministry experience is reflected in the themes than weave through her books. They are rooted in the psychological concept of the Shadow, Tolkien's belief that even the worst catastrophe can be redeemed, and the insights of traditional and modern-day theologians.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Vernie is a graduate of the Viable Paradise Science Fiction and Fantasy workshop, a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, and an Established Author with Detroit Working Writers. Blood Seed, the first book of her Coin of Rulve series, was published in January of 2016. Coming up is the next volume, Dark Twin.