MY FIRST NOVEL!!!! 😀 I’m so excited!!!!
This scary story, began life as a challenge to myself to see if I could finally write a whole novel. Not a short story, novella, or a fanfic. (I’ve written some really long fanfics, but those will never see the light of day!) I wanted to write a whole novel, something between about 40,000 words to 50,000 words. It took much longer than I thought it would, but I’m really proud of myself. Roughly 47,500 words of spooky fun!
This novel became so much more than I first planned. The working tile was The Empty Swing. At first, I was set on it being a standalone book. But as I continued to work on it, I saw that this was only the beginning. I realized that Storm and London’s supernatural experiences were just one case out of many that the Spirit Finders investigated.
As I continued to work on this novel, questions kept popping up in my mind. Those questions, I realized, would make for some pretty cool, and hopefully, frighting stories!
That camping trip that Judy mentioned? What happened on it, and why was it so scary? Why did Nathen start the Spirit Finders? Where did Joe’s note come from? How did Ellen and Arnold learn they had gifts? What got Judy to join the club? How did the soul snatching demon get stuck in that park?
Those questions led to plans for more stories and books for my little group of ghost hunters. And so, Spirit Finders Files, was born! The Empty Swing became The Shadow in the Swing. Why the name change? Honestly? I just thought it sounded cooler. And I came up some titles for more the series and thought The Shadow in the Swing fit in better with them.
Keep on the look out for more books in the Spirit Finders Files series. These characters have captured my imagination, and they’re not letting go anytime soon.
Love, Lennie Grace.