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Cindy Miles | Ghosts for the Holidays

December 7, 2007

Hi Everyone! First off, I’d like to thank Faye and everyone at Fresh Fiction for having me here here today. It’s such a wonderful site for readers and authors alike. Thank you!

Now, onto ghosts for the holidays! Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved ghost stories. From Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge to Abbott and Costello, I’ve loved them. The quirkier, the better. At Disney World, my favorite ride was always the Haunted Mansion–especially near the end, when you ride past the tall mirrors and see a wispy spirit sitting next to you. All of those great things combined has inspired my writing, and in particular my November release, Into Thin Air. When I first began writing the book, several of the secondary characters sort of just happened, and they turned out to be some of my favorite, most endearing folk. And to have them interract with the live characters, in a very familial, ordinary way, as if it’s a natural occurrance and happens to everyone really made it fun to write. My hero, Gawan, has lived with them for centuries, and they’re more like family than anything. I wanted my heroine, Ellie, to experience the same sort of joy I think I would have, should I fall into the arms of a sexy, once-warrior knight turned Earthbound Angel. 🙂 Within the story, those of you who read my debut, Spirited Away, will encounter those once-ghostly characters, as well. I hope you find them all fun, enlightening, and a joy to read and remember. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and here’s hoping you bump into a ghost or two during this cheery, special season!

Happy Reading,
Cindy Miles

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