Aubrey McCory’s husband died in a tragic accident when she was twenty-eight and pregnant, which ended her happily-ever-after fairytale dream. Six years later, she’s still emotionally damaged with an unhealed heart, and sometimes fantasizes about what it would be like to see her husband one last time, like in her favorite movie “Ghost” when Sam said his final goodbye to Molly. Then five days before the seventh anniversary of his death, a glitch in the universe gives Aubrey the psychic ability to hear what people are thinking. And by all accounts, she seems to also have made a psychic connection with the dearly departed – namely her deceased husband.
As fate would have it, she also meets hunky Gavin Donnelly – whom she feels might be the next Mr. Right – and her life becomes topsy-turvy.
Her hippy parents, the Abbie and Anita Hoffman of suburbia, have Aubrey questioning her sanity after they leak a secret that Aunt Millie threw herself off the Brooklyn Bridge after hearing voices. Then there’s the fiasco of Aubrey trying to hold a connection with the dead when her new psychic ability doesn’t come with an instruction manual or tech support. And she can’t lean on her best friend, former debutante Laura Wentworth, who inhabits the heady spheres of society, without looking like a kook.
Aubrey’s life was complicated enough before photos rattled off bookshelves and the sound of wind chimes played in her head. Soon she’s juggling a demanding career, a six-year-old son, a freaky spiritualist, and the belief that her husband’s ghost is trying to tell her something of great importance. All while she tries to reclaim her heart and not lose the next love of her life.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Book Price: $2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I feel most comfortable in writing fantasy. There’s something about the paranormal that intrigues me, like why some people experience it and others don’t. It’s a mystery no one can clearly define.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I feel it’s good for writers to belong to organizations that support and encourage confidence in writing skills, and book promotion. It’s also important to build your brand, which is YOU the author, and this means social media networking is a must for today’s successful author. And above all–NEVER give up on writing and always keep striving for success–NO MATTER WHAT.
For many writers struggling to write that first novel, advertising has proven a useful field. For one thing—it pays. Like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Don DeLillo, and Helen Gurley Brown, who worked as copywriters in their early careers, I, too, was a copywriter. I began working for advertising agencies in the eighties when I lived in Wisconsin, which ultimately led to opening my own agency.
In a way it makes a lot of sense that the advertising field would spawn successful writers. In advertising, whether you’re a designer, part of the marketing team, and especially if you are a copywriter, it’s imperative to think out-of-the-box to get ahead of the competition. It takes lots of imagination and creativity to ping out creative copy for hundreds of print ads, brochures, TV advertisements and the like.
Another plus is that copywriters learn how to write economically and on deadline, and discover fertile subjects in the office life and business culture around them. Copywriting is like a prerequisite or exercise for one day writing a novel—not for all, but for some. I believe this is part of what helped me enter the writing world.
Last year I retired from the advertising and marketing profession that was challenging and sometimes frustrating and in many ways the most rewarding profession that I’ve ever held, in order to take on a new challenge—becoming an author.
Rosary McQuestion was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Wisconsin, and currently lives in Michigan with her husband and their three cats.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Most consuming in my life has always been the question of what becomes of us after we die. Therefore, I felt compelled to write a book about death, but in a humorous, romantic way.