GHOST COAST CLOSE TO MATERIALIZING
Posted on August 26, 2017
The first round of Ghost Coast edits are done. Well, actually, I've read through it four times during the course of writing it. This read through is the first time reading it as a whole. I am really liking how it flows. I'm excited for the seaside locale and the new genre I'm exploring. Writing ghosts was a lot of fun, especially the commodore. Can't wait for you to meet him and all the other spectrally challenged cast members.
I am excited. I can now load it onto the Kindle and do another read through. I find I catch a lot more just seeing the book as it would appear on the kindle. After that, it's off to Keith to have a discerning go at it.
Below is my first stab at the summary. I expect some of it will get tweaked and finessed.
Thirteen-year-old Reece Narrows didn't spend the summer of 1988 in Ocean City, Maryland soaking up the sun and chasing cute girls his age up and down the Boardwalk. Shipped out to stay with his aunt in her bayside trailer should've taken his mind off his mom wasting away in the hospital, but his antagonistic older cousin won't let up on him. That's plenty of enough trouble to fill his beach blanket dance card, but there's more.
Reece must also contend with a newfound paranormal gift that thrusts him into dire circumstances with a gaggle of eclectic ghosts who call the coast home. Through it all, he must keep his spirits up and find a way to save the decent souls that brand him their reluctant protector.
Brian Clopper once again dips into eighties nerd nostalgia like his previous novel, The Powers That Flee. This time, he puts a fresh spin on the supernatural genre.