FAE AND WITCHES AND GHOSTS - OH MY!
Spotlight on BUZZ GUEST JUDITH DOCKEN @JudithDocken Ya'll! Author of Ghosted. Let's generate a buzz!
Today my BUZZ GUEST is JUDITH DOCKEN author of GHOSTED!
Judith has taken the time to answer some ‘normal’ and ‘not so normal’ questions for us:
1. What is the name of your novel?
Ghosted: A Novel of Life, Love and Moving On
2. What is your novel about?
Hannah wants to relocate herself and her cat, Jimi, to the countryside of Calgary. So when she finds a turn-of-the-century home in a small town at a good price she jumps at the opportunity.
Shortly after she moves in, strange noises, disturbances, and slamming doors hamper her efforts to make any changes in the house. Jimi starts acting odd, and the disturbances only increase in intensity. But Hannah is no quitter, and by talking with long-time residents of her town, and with the help of a psychic, Hannah pieces together the tragic story of her resident ghost. By understanding why the ghost is unable to let go, Hannah comes to terms with her inability to let go of her own heartbreaking past.
3. Is this the first in a series?
No. This is a standalone story.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
It was a number of things, actually. A friend introduced me to a shaggy, black kitten she was fostering. She said that she had named the tiny cat Jimi, because he looked like Jimi Hendrix. I thought of my grandfather, who, although he had a gruff and severe personality, loved cats. I could imagine my grandfathers ghost hanging around an old house just because he liked the resident cat. I thought about all the old houses that are still around in some of the small towns around Calgary. I put together a black cat, a grumpy ghost and an old house in the foothills of Calgary, and the story fell into place.
5. What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
I read a variety of books, but I really enjoy science fiction and historical fiction. While I dont read much in the paranormal genre, I do love a good ghost story.
‘Not so normal’ Question Spot:
1. If you could invite any 5 people (i.e. cartoon character; famous person; rock band; poet; artist; living or dead) for a meal together, who would they be?
Wow, I have a huge list, actually! However, Id start with these five incredible authors: Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, J.K. Rowling, Ann Rice and Diana Gabaldon.
2. Would you rather encounter an alien or a ghost?
A Ghost. It would be nice to get some irrefutable evidence, and maybe ask some historical questions. Ill leave the aliens to the Men in Black.
3. Would you rather have the ability to read minds or see into the future?
Read minds. It would be more immediately useful. There are many days when Im fairly certain that I dont care to see into the future.
Awesome answers! I love your inspiration story. Thanks for sharing it with us. And for those who want to avoid buying a house with a ghost in it you can ask your realtor if your house is ghost free. Yes people, it’s a thing.
YOU CAN FIND JUDITH AT:
Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/JEDocken/
Twitter -> https://twitter.com/JudithDocken
Pinterest -> https://www.pinterest.com/jedocken/
Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/jedocken/
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