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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.

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Comment by BRIAN CLOPPER on SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017...
Here's what the summary looks like after Keith got his magical editing hands on it. I'm much happier with this.

Ocean City, Maryland, 1988. While most thirteen-year-old boys are spending the summer soaking up the sun and chasing cute girls up and down the Boardwalk, Reece Narrows is staying with his aunt in her bayside trailer while his mom wastes away in the hospital.

As if the situation isn't bad enough, his antagonistic older cousin just loves making trouble for him. Laney hurls insults his way at every turn as well as refusing to take him along on her expeditions to find the Maiden in the Marsh, a local legend she’s determined to prove exists.

But there's more. A newfound paranormal gift thrusts Reece into dire circumstances with a gaggle of eclectic ghosts haunting the coast. 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 1980s nerd nostalgia like his previous novel, The Powers That Flee. This time, he puts a fresh spin on the supernatural genre.
Comment by JAQIE (JOHNSON) KEADY on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017...
If you're Brian Clopper, former teacher of my son, Colin Johnson in Maryland, I'm interested in how to get my hands on some of your comic book material or other writings appropriate for my God-son who hates to read. His family is desperate to find something he enjoys. I credit you with Colin's eventual love of reading. You were one of the biggest factors in that, followed by the Harry Potter books. Will is 10 years old and a smart little boy. He avoids reading at all costs. He'll be formally evaluated for potential learning disability soon. Prior to that, we're doing all we can to get him hooked on something fun that sparks a of love for reading. I thought of you and promised his mom I'd reach out. My thanks and blessings. You saved one boy, mine, and probably many kids, from the hate of the written word!
Comment by BRIAN CLOPPER on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017...
Thanks so much for reaching out. Your kind words made me feel so good. I hope you can find something of mine that might motivate your godson to read. You can click on the Buy My Books tab and see all twenty of my novels. There's something to recommend about all of them, so check them out and see which ones you think are up his alley.

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