HAUNTING VIOLET is the Honour Book for the 2012 Ontario Library Association Red Maple award! Thank you to my readers–you made this happen!
HAUNTING VIOLET has been nominated for the 2012 Teen Choice Books Awards!
1872, London, England
Violet Willoughby doesn’t believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother’s elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother’s scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she’s known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?
Haunting Violet E- Short story: Languish
October 31, 2012
There was a time when all Violet Willoughby could see were the ghosts that crowded her at every turn–standing outside of her bedroom window, whirling between couples at balls, and following her around the grounds of Lord Jasper’s extensive estate. But ever since she solved the murder of a debutante and laid her ghost to rest, her third eye has been frustratingly closed. In an attempt to open re-awaken her pyschic talents, Violet tries to communicate with The Lonely Lord, a restless ghost rumored to haunt the local graveyard and to bestow luck in love upon couples. But when she inadvertantly awakens a mysterious, bloodthirsty spirit determined to kill Colin and Lord Jasper–the two men she cares for most in the world–Violet must once again focus her talents on preventing an unknown killer from striking again.