Title: THE GHOST WRITER
Genre: YA Paranormal
Eighteen-year-old Tessa James can’t even watch Casper the Friendly
Ghost without nightmares, so when letters written in a foreign
language appear on her nightstand she does her damnedest to ignore the
implications. She has enough ghosts of her own, thank you very much.
Soon Tessa realizes the letters are pieces of a diary, and the tale of
Ava Dubois, a runaway millgirl turned rising starlet, begins to
unravel. As Tessa is unwillingly drawn into Ava’s past, connections to
the present become stark—and scary. Manchester’s Castle Theatre, her
employer and once Ava's, is about to produce Hamlet, the very play
canceled by Ava’s untimely death in 1935. A bizarre series of
accidents plague the theatre staff, while the steady stream of letters
and rumors of ghosts force Tessa into a dangerous game. A séance goes
horribly awry, a boiler room acts as though it has a mind of its own,
and an entire cast of otherworldly inhabitants—including a poltergeist
willing to kill to protect his secret—come out to play. Tessa wants no
part of it, but the spirits won’t leave her alone, nor will the
suspicious detective investigating the accidents. With the body count
piling up—in the past and present—Tessa must checkmate her ghosts and
Ava's if she wants to live long enough to have a future.
I'm seeking representation for THE GHOST WRITER, a YA paranormal novel
complete at 60,000 words. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and
Music from Hampshire College. As the former marketing director of a
professional theatre, I have the skill set to actively promote my
work. That theatre and its longstanding legends of hauntings inspired
I understand you have a passion for young adult literature. I would be
happy to supply sample chapters or a full manuscript of THE GHOST
WRITER upon request.
Thank you for your time and consideration.