Hello, Lucy! Welcome to Character Café. I’ve heard you’ve been having some pretty unbelievable adventures since you purchased an antique spectresope, along with a whole trunk of magical artifacts, a few months ago. Can you tell us about it while you browse our menu?
Definitely. And “pretty unbelievable” sums up my life right now. I have ghostly visitors causing trouble, plus normal problems like my great-aunt passing away and my mom afraid she is going to lose her job. I just can’t win ever since I bought that troublesome gadget.
Yikes! What sort of trouble did the ghosts cause?
Well, for one, I got a whole week of detention after I was blamed for a mess a teenaged ghost made of the school trophy case. Of course my mom was very unhappy when she got the call from the principal about that. But I’m determined to get a job to help my mom out with money. I have to find a way to cheer her up.
It must be hard to deal with ghosts wreaking havoc and you getting the blame. Do you think you might be in danger?
I might be. Iam warned me that the mishaps caused by ghosts at school could be a diversion from somethings darker and more powerful. I got goosebumps from one thing He told me: “you must keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings, discerning the signs. They are there, and if you are alert, you will see them. The veil between the seen and the unseen is thinner than you may believe. A discerning individual will become aware of the spiritual implications.”
That reminds me of a Bible verse I memorized a few years back when I was dealing with some spiritual battles in my life. Ephesians 6:12. ” For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
Ooo. That gave me goosebumps. It is scary to think that I am involved in a battle against darkness. Something is trying to steal my trunk of items, and now it appears that someone in my school has been cursed. I have to try to figure out which student needs help. Hopefully I won’t get in more trouble and even get suspended or expelled before this is over.
Well, it’s almost time for you to head off to school. What can I bring you from the kitchen to give you energy to face what appears will be a challenging day?
Do you have anything spicy? I know it’s breakfast and all, but I made my first pot of chili last night. It turned out so yummy that I wish I had had a bowl for breakfast.
Yes! We have an amazing Mexican Breakfast Casserole from the chef at GIMME SOME OVEN: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/mexican-breakfast-casserole/
That sounds great! And I figured out last night that a little chocolate mixed with chili sauce has an incredible earthy taste. Do you have anything that mixes sweet and spicy like that?
Do we ever! Have you ever tried Mayan Coffee? We have a healthy version from Breakfast Criminals: https://www.breakfastcriminals.com/mayan-mocha-coffee-recipe/ Wait until you try this hot drink that has a taste of cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and even a pinch of sea salt.
That sounds like a great way to jumpstart what I’m afraid will be another suspenseful day.
Readers, your preteens and teens will love hearing all about Lucy’s adventures. And no worries, parents, this novel is filled with biblical allusions and themes. Here is what The Ghost Writer is all about:
Ghost hunters, Lucy Hornberger and Schuyler Williams, are chasing ghosts through the school. As they vanquish one ghost, another ghost appears, and Lucy gets blamed for the destruction. She soon learns someone has been cursed, but who? Darnathian and his Irredaemon forces are still after the Spectrescope. He is determined to learn the source of its ancient magic, unlock its secrets and find the Life Tree. If he can eliminate Lucy Hornberger, all the better. Using the power of the magical artifacts that were in the trunk she purchased from the vendor at the flea market, Lucy and Schuyler must end the hauntings, break the curse, protect the Spectrescope, and do it all without getting expelled from school.
Here’s what I have to say about The Ghost Writer: This is a great adventure for preteens and teens, though I enjoyed reading it even as an adult. The characters are real and likeable. There are funny and snarky pieces of dialogue. The battle between good and evil is intense and action-packed. I love how the author combined real life with fantasy, and added in some subtle life lessons with biblical themes.
This novel is part of a CELEBRATE LIT tour, which means there are many blog stops along the way, and a wonderful GIVEAWAY opportunity.
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