Tag: Ghosts

  • The Science of Ghosts

    The Science of Ghosts

    This week, I’ve asked my favorite Professor of Chemical Engineering to answer some questions about the science of ghosts, specifically about their thermodynamics. If you’re a science nerd, you’re in luck! He’s in full professorial mode here. But if you still get hives when thinking about middle school science, don’t panic! I’ll translate as we […]

  • Poltergeists and Ghosts: The Difference Is?

    Poltergeists and Ghosts: The Difference Is?

    Get it done now! That’s my latest mantra as I edit my children’s novel (aka SAMUEL ASH AND THE GRASSHOPPERS OF DOOM). The process is taking months. How do I make it end? These desperate times called for new rules: I I will no longer permit myself to dive into rabbit holes UNLESS they relate […]

  • NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED: Book Review

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED: Book Review

    General Information Title: Night of the Living Deed Author: E. J. Copperman Series: Published in 2010, this is Book 1 in the Haunted Guesthouse Series Genre: Paranormal mystery Age: Adult What’s best about it: Humor A heroine whose sarcastic humor and impulsiveness gets her into sticky situations Two newly minted ghosts who aren’t happy with […]

  • GHOST SQUAD: MG Book Review

    GHOST SQUAD: MG Book Review

    General Information Title: Ghost Squad Author: Claribel A. Ortega Genre: Magical Adventure Age: 8-12 (Middle Grade) What’s best about it: Funny Great relationships between the heroine and her family, friend, and town Ghosts: some silly, some spooky A great best friend Find out more about it: Claribel Ortega’s website

  • A Non-Psychic’s Guide to Writing Ghost Stories

    A Non-Psychic’s Guide to Writing Ghost Stories

    Lost Without a Compass After a critique partner trashed the setup in my first-ever novel, I followed the advice of everyone, everywhere, and wrote what I knew for my next. I stuffed this one with familiar characters, situations, and settings: a funny hero, a naturalist grandfather, and a small town in Massachusetts. All was going […]

  • SHADOW SCHOOL ARCHIMANCY: Book Review

    SHADOW SCHOOL ARCHIMANCY: Book Review

    General Information Title: Shadow School Archimancy Author: J.A. White Series: Book 1 in the Shadow School Series Genre: Magical adventure Age: 8-12 (Middle Grade) What’s best about it: Pithy descriptions of people and places Imaginative plot A threesome of outsiders are the heroes Cordelia’s curiosity and resourcefulness Ghosts!