The Ghost Writer Author Interview & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book: The Ghost Writer, book two

Author: LG Nixon

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Religious/Christian Fantasy/Mysteries & Detective Stories

Release Date: December, 2021

Ghost hunters, Lucy Hornberger and Schuyler Williams, are chasing ghosts through their school. As they vanquish one ghost, another ghost appears, and Lucy gets blamed for the destruction. She soon learns someone has been cursed, but who?

Darnathian and his Irredaemon forces are still after the Lucy’s artifact, called the Spectrescope. It allows her to see and track spirits. It also hides the Spirit Sword that vanquishes the daemons. Darnathian is determined to learn the source of the Spectrescope’s ancient magic, unlock its secrets and find the Life Tree. If he can eliminate Lucy Hornberger, all the better.

Using the power of the magical artifacts that were in the trunk she purchased from the vendor at the flea market, Lucy and Schuyler must end the hauntings, break the curse, protect the Spectrescope, and do it all without getting expelled from school.Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Meet LG Nixon, author, coffee connoisseur, motorcycle enthusiast, and collector of strange artifacts. With her zany imagination, she fuses a page-turning fantasy with a haunting theme and turns it into a spirit filled adventure with quirky and likable characters. After a long career, she left the workplace behind and turned to writing. Her stories are lighthearted but carry an underlying message of the importance of a Biblical worldview. She researches and writes full-time from her home in Michigan where she prowls the night star gazing and watching for a supernatural event. LG loves to ski, ride motorcycles, travel, and fly small planes; but no bungee jumping, thank you very much.

More from LG Nixon

I’ve always had zany and quirky imagination. Growing up in a creaky old house with a grandmother who told stories of ghostly visitations, I was curious. As a child, I filled journals with mystery and detective stories.

These days I write about ghosts and spirits to entertain, and use scripture as dialogue to portray God’s love and forgiveness, our hope of redemption, and the reality of a supernatural dimension just beyond our perception.

Why would a Christian author write about ghosts? Because scripture is filled with ghosts and spirits, angels, and demons along with some amazing creatures. God uses incredible imagery to capture our imagination and draw us deeper into His word. I love to study scripture because I always find new truths that go beyond the scope of imagination.

My writing has grown from my love for Jesus and a desire to share my faith with hope and encouragement. The Issachar Gatekeeper series is designed to show young adults in a fun, adventurous way the impact Christian principles can have on their lives and to deepen their understanding of the world around them.

Our heroine, Lucy, has a wonderful neighbor, Mrs. McGoo, who always comes through to save the day with her delicious chocolate chip cookies. Lucy’s best friend, Schuyler Williams, says, “A really good chocolate chip cookie is nearly a spiritual experience, don’t you think?” So, we are sharing this recipe with you so you can sit, relax, and share some with a friend. Enjoy!

Author Interview

  • How do you overcome writer’s block? Do you have any advice for others in finding their process to overcome it? Some people will say writer’s block isn’t a thing, but yeah, it is. Many times, the blank screen stares back at me while the little cursor blinks accusingly. The best way for me to get into the flow is to read and edit the passages written previously. This emersion into the story brings the flow back online and I can continue writing. Another idea is to use Story Cubes for writing prompts. These fun little cubes use pictographs and you roll them like dice and tell a story from the images. How fun is that? I’ve even used these for possible book ideas. Our granddaughters love to use them too. It’s fun to hear them create a story all their own.
  • Do you read the genre you write? Why or why not? I don’t necessarily read ghost stories because the ones I have read are unsatisfying. They leave me scratching my head and wondering why the author finished the story as they did. I do love to read action adventure for Young Adult. My favorite author in this genre is John Flannagan. His Ranger’s Apprentice, and the Brotherband Chronicles are clean, fun filled adventures from a previous time. He is an excellent writer and storyteller.
  • What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given about writing? During a writer’s boot camp with Jerry Jenkins several years ago, I learned the need to edit deeply. While punctuation or spelling errors need correction, so do structure and content. When you think you have edited that paragraph to the nth degree, do it again. There is still room to improve. Read it out loud. How does it sound? If it doesn’t resonate with your ear, it won’t with the reader. There have been occasions I have painfully deleted complete scenes because they didn’t work. The deleted passages are not discarded. They are placed in a file for future reference for new projects.
  • Do you participate in writing challenges on social media? Why or why not? No, I have not participated in writing challenges. I may at some point but putting pressure on myself to create something within a tight time frame works against me and causes frustration. When I’m not writing, I like to spend time with family and friends, or pursuing a hobby. Social media can use up a lot of time.
  • Is your writing space pristine or organized chaos? It’s organized since I need to conserve space. Files are clearly labeled and easy to reach. When I am writing, reference books are close at hand for a quick search or for inspiration. I will lose focus if I must search for an item, resulting in the need to go back to pick up the idea again.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 3

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 4

For the Love of Literature, August 5 (Author Interview)

The Lit Lady, August 5

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 6

The Book Club Network, August 7

Through the Fire Blogs, August 8 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 9

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, August 10

Artistic Nobody, August 11 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol, August 12

Guild Master, August 13 (Author Interview)

Mornings at Character Cafe, August 13

Holly’s Book Corner, August 14

Simple Harvest Reads, August 15 (Guest Review from Anne Rightler)

Beauty in the Binding, August 16 (Author Interview)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, L.G. is giving away the grand prize package of a custom printed canvas tote bag including a signed copy of the book, mug and coaster, book light, bookmarks, and other goodies!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/2772a/the-ghost-writer-celebration-tour-giveaway

3 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and the book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading your stories. Are there any more books planned for this series?

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