About the Book
Book: The Ghost Writer, book two
Author: LG Nixon
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Religious/Christian Fantasy/Mysteries & Detective Stories
Release Date: December, 2021
Ghost hunters, Lucy Hornberger and Schuyler Williams, are chasing ghosts through their 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 Lucy’s artifact, called the Spectrescope. It allows her to see and track spirits. It also hides the Spirit Sword that vanquishes the daemons. Darnathian is determined to learn the source of the Spectrescope’s 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.
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About the Author
Meet LG Nixon, author, coffee connoisseur, motorcycle enthusiast, and collector of strange artifacts. With her zany imagination, she fuses a page-turning fantasy with a haunting theme and turns it into a spirit filled adventure with quirky and likable characters. After a long career, she left the workplace behind and turned to writing. Her stories are lighthearted but carry an underlying message of the importance of a Biblical worldview. She researches and writes full-time from her home in Michigan where she prowls the night star gazing and watching for a supernatural event. LG loves to ski, ride motorcycles, travel, and fly small planes; but no bungee jumping, thank you very much.
More from LG Nixon
I’ve always had zany and quirky imagination. Growing up in a creaky old house with a grandmother who told stories of ghostly visitations, I was curious. As a child, I filled journals with mystery and detective stories.
These days I write about ghosts and spirits to entertain, and use scripture as dialogue to portray God’s love and forgiveness, our hope of redemption, and the reality of a supernatural dimension just beyond our perception.
Why would a Christian author write about ghosts? Because scripture is filled with ghosts and spirits, angels, and demons along with some amazing creatures. God uses incredible imagery to capture our imagination and draw us deeper into His word. I love to study scripture because I always find new truths that go beyond the scope of imagination.
My writing has grown from my love for Jesus and a desire to share my faith with hope and encouragement. The Issachar Gatekeeper series is designed to show young adults in a fun, adventurous way the impact Christian principles can have on their lives and to deepen their understanding of the world around them.
Our heroine, Lucy, has a wonderful neighbor, Mrs. McGoo, who always comes through to save the day with her delicious chocolate chip cookies. Lucy’s best friend, Schuyler Williams, says, “A really good chocolate chip cookie is nearly a spiritual experience, don’t you think?” So, we are sharing this recipe with you so you can sit, relax, and share some with a friend. Enjoy!
Interview with L.G. Nixon
- How do you select the names of your characters?
The characters develop first, then as I see them in my mind’s eye, I search for names that fit the character. To help with this discovery, I will create a character sketch defining what they look like, how they speak and act, and then I give them a backstory. Once they are firmly ensconced in my mind’s eye, then I search for names that fit the character. Sound is very important, so speaking the name out loud lends essence to the name of the character.
- What is your favorite childhood book?
It was a little blue book called the Golden Rule (I think) and it was filled with wise sayings, stories, poetry, and Bible verses. I read it nearly every night before I went to sleep. It offered a sense of comfort to an insecure child and I never grew tired of reading it. Somewhere over time, it was lost but I will always remember that little book.
- If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
I began with journalism in college, but practicality prevailed and business management offered a solid career path so writing took second place. If I could, I would go back and continue that education in writing. Although, in a sense, I have never stopped learning, having undertaken numerous writing courses, writing bootcamps, and studied under several writing mentors. I have two wonderful editors now who keep me on track and call out my errors. They are priceless in their advice and instruction. A bit of advice would be to never stop learning—there is so much to learn and there is always room for improvement.
- What comes first, the plot or characters?
The story comes first, then plot, setting, scenes, and finally the characters. Characters take time to develop and unless you get the characters right, the readers are not going to engage with them no matter how riveting the story may be. Once I have the characters, then the story begins to develop further.
- What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I am learning landscape painting, and punch needle and rug hooking. These are such enjoyable pastimes that fuel my creative outlet. They allow me time to think while I do the activity, or to do no thinking at all! I also enjoy skiing, motorcycling, traveling, and spending time with family and with our granddaughters.
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To celebrate her tour, L.G. is giving away the grand prize package of a custom printed canvas tote bag including a signed copy of the book, mug and coaster, book light, bookmarks, and other goodies!!
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