DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
A novel of paranormal suspense filled with thrills, chills, and romance.
Jacob Stone seems to have it all. Fame, fortune, good looks and a dream job exploring paranormal mysteries around the world for his hit TV show. The one thing that still haunts him though was his first experience with the paranormal at age 13, when he and his three friends snuck into a supposedly haunted building. It ended badly and he felt responsible for the damage that followed. He also never forgot his first love, Charley, who he hasn't seen since that night. Can he go back and find the answers now? Will Charley and his old friends go with him? Will the old sparks still be there?
Charley's life changed drastically the summer she turned 13. A happy summer and first love ended in trauma. She is now a quiet, reclusive adult overwhelmed with responsibilities, watching life pass her by. Charley is amazed to see her childhood sweetheart on TV now as a famous (and still handsome) paranormal investigator. When he comes back to town with his show to investigate the haunted building where tragedy once occurred, Charley must face her fears and use her psychic ability to confront the evil ghost who has tried to control and destroy her family for generations. Can she embrace a new life of love and adventure or will the ghost continue to haunt her family forever?
This is a stand alone novel but the first of series.
Deana Evers began writing her first novel in middle school to entertain her friends during boring classes. When a teacher caught her passing around pages and asked her what she was doing, instead of sending her to the principal she encouraged her to keep writing. With her friends enthusiastic support she started five different novels, but never quite found the time to finish them. Someday, she thought, when I'm at home raising a large family I'll have time to write. Well, four active and occasionally dangerous little boys later that dream was put on hold.
Despite winning a first place writing scholarship, Deana decided to major in Psychology. She went on to become a clinical social worker and certified hypnotherapist. She was a counselor in a mental hospital and then private practice.
After burning out she became a bridal consultant, food pantry director, youth minister and greeting card merchandiser, while raising four active and occasionally dangerous sons and five dogs. She never seemed to find the time to write, but read books whenever she had a free moment, which she credits for saving her sanity.
When COVID hit, Deana finally found the down time to write her own stories. She found the creative juices flowing once again often writing on her cell phone sitting in the couch surrounded by noise and chaos from boys and dogs.
Deana lives in a suburb of Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her husband and best friend of 27 years, her mostly grown sons, and her four spoiled Cavalier King Charles spaniels. Now that she's started writing again she doesn't plan to stop. --This text refers to the paperback edition.