The Shattered Seam
(Seam Stalkers, #1)
Publication date: September 13th 2016
Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult
Spending spring break on an isolated island rumored to be haunted is not sixteen-year-old Sam’s idea of fun. Spending spring break with her uncle and his ghost-hunting film crew on an isolated island is even worse.
Her family’s secrets—and a genetic ability she can no longer deny—surface, along with the ghost of a rich serial killer who left behind a trail of trapped souls.
And he’s not through yet.
With only one chance for escape, Sam must embrace her family’s curse and close the Seam between the living and the dead. Or be lost, forever.
Guest Post – What Inspired Me To Write Shattered Seam by Kathleen Groger
I have always been fascinated by ghost stories and the paranormal. I devoured Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and John Saul books when I was a teen. Then I moved to all the ghost hunting and investigating shows on TV. And my love for these type of stories mixed with the sense of awe and wonder I found while visiting the Thousand Islands in New York. I loved the beauty of the area and the massive castles like Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, and the decaying Carleton Villa.
Sam’s story developed after I wondered what it would like to be a teen with “abilities” stuck in a castle like those. And if the castle was haunted, what could happen? Then I added a paranormal investigation team filming an episode of their TV show. My final element was to make the main ghost of the castle the spirit of a long dead serial killer. I’m also fascinated with serial killers. I love to peak into the minds of these murders and see what drove them to become killers.
Sometimes when I was writing, I creeped myself out and had to take a break! I loved writing this book and hope the readers love reading Sam’s story.
Kathleen wrote her first story in elementary school about a pegasus named Sir Lancelot. It had no plot or conflict, but it sparked a dream. After serving a fifteen-year sentence in retail management, the bulk in big box bookstores, she turned her love of reading into a full-time career writing dark and haunting characters and stories. She writes paranormal, fantasy, suspense, horror YA books. She is a contributing member of READerlicious, writers who love readers. Check out her blogs here.
She lives by the mantra that a day is not complete without tea. Lots of tea. Kathleen lives in Ohio with her husband, two boys, and two attention-demanding dogs. When not writing or editing or revising, you can find her reading, cooking, spending time with her family, or photographing abandoned buildings.
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