Sunday, December 29, 2013

What is Melissa Walker reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Melissa Walker, author of Ashes to Ashes.

Her entry begins:
The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten. On the surface, this is the story of a girl pining after a boy who broke up with her--but the book has amazing depth. Underneath the plotline is an understanding of longing, fear, friendship and what we look for when we fall in love--the pages are filled with wise gems and...[read on]
About Ashes to Ashes, from the publisher:
Callie McPhee knows all the classic Charleston ghost stories by heart.

What she doesn't realize is that she's about to become one.

When Callie's life is cut short by a tragic accident, she expects to find nothingness, or maybe some version of heaven. Instead, her spirit travels to the Prism, an ethereal plane populated by the ghosts she thought were fictional. Here she meets a striking and mysterious ghost named Thatcher, who is meant to guide her as she learns to haunt and bring peace to the loved ones she left behind.

With Thatcher at her side, Callie watches in agony while her father, her best friend, and her boyfriend mourn her—and she's not sure she wants to help them let her go; she may be invisible, but she's still here. However, as Callie desperately tries to make contact with the people she left behind, she uncovers a dark secret about the spirit world: The angry souls that always populate ghost stories are real, dangerous, and willing to do anything to stay on Earth, threatening the existence of everyone she ever cared about.

When she fights to save them, Callie will learn that while it may no longer beat, her heart can still love—and break.

Ashes to Ashes is Melissa Walker's sweeping, romantic, and emotionally rich story about the things that torment and tempt us, even from the Great Beyond.
Learn more about the book and author at Melissa Walker's website.

Writers Read: Melissa Walker.

--Marshal Zeringue