Friday, 15 February 2013

The Ghost Man Revisited

The revised and updated edition of my first novel, The Ghost Man, is now available as an eBook, with the paperback edition to follow shortly. The novel is a supernatural thriller that I wrote for my son Tim. He grew up reading ghost stories and watching paranormal television shows. As well, he has an impressive collection of horror DVDs, both the campy kind and those that are downright scary. An accomplished illustrator in his own right, he provided ongoing feedback for the first edition of the book, which was published in 2008. If he liked a scene, he would say “that sounds pretty cool,” and it was sure to survive the cut.

The Ghost Man is set in eastern Ontario and is the story of Simon Guthrie, a chef de cuisineand the owner of a popular restaurant that bears his name. His life changes forever in a car accident that kills his wife and leaves him with a serious head injury. While recuperating in the hospital, he tries to make sense of a near-death experience in which he encounters a malevolent presence he cannot identify. Once he is discharged from the hospital, he  discovers that he has become a beacon for ghosts still trapped in this world. The novel is structured on eight days of his present life in which events come to a head, culminating in his showdown with the malevolent force that is controlling his destiny and that of his friends and neighbors.

In conjunction with the publication of the new edition of The Ghost Man, I've set up a horror blog to talk about horror writing, the themes and writers I admire, and stories of the supernatural culled from various sources that will appeal to lovers of the genre. If you're interested, please visit me at I'd enjoy hearing from you and would welcome any suggestions you have on subjects for this new blog.

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  1. Thank you! Hope your weather is sunny anyway!

    1. Yes, indeed it is, Karen. A beautiful day today! Thanks for stopping by!