When Carey O’Neal left the old Kansas City neighborhood she vowed never to return. There is nothing for her in Ruskin Heights but painful memories, humiliation, and a deep sense of not belonging. She manages to build a new life in Chicago, a place where no one knows about Ruskin Heights and where she is able to forget about the girl she once was. Life seems to conspire against Carey as a broken marriage, job loss, and injured mother force her back to Kansas City. She takes the only job available to her, selling real estate in the broken neighborhood she’d fought so hard to escape. She begins to question her own sanity as she meets new friends – each and every one dead. As these new “friends” insist on becoming part of Carey’s life, she must decide whether to leave for good, or stay to face the ghosts of Ruskin Heights.
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As the daughter of history buffs, George spent a great deal of her childhood visiting historical sites. While other families traveled to Disneyland, hers headed to Gettysburg or some obscure 19th century homestead. She never got those Micky Mouse ears, but was instilled with a love of history and a passion for research. It was impossible for George to stand in the spot where a battle once raged, treaty was signed, or everyday people lived a hardscrabble life without feeling their essence. It’s as though each person who passed through left a bit of themselves. It was that sense of eternal continuity that led to an interest in learning more about the paranormal. Being ever-so-practical, she graduated from college with a degree in business. Still, George kept her hand in history and the paranormal by writing about them and by dragging her own children to long-forgotten ghost towns and sometimes-stuffy presidential libraries. Her hope was that her sons would learn that history is never about the place, but about the people who once lived there. George recognizes how fortunate she is to have the opportunity to write about history and to tell stories about the people who lived in another time. She is particularly excited to introduce a new series of paranormal books. They offer her the opportunity to consider what life might be like just across that mysterious divide. She is married to the sweet guy she first met in high school history class. In addition to two sons, they have two amazing daughters-in-law and a dreamy granddaughter.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 282 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.64 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1491219386