Hannah wants to relocate herself and her cat, Jimi, to the countryside of Calgary. So, when she finds a turn-of-the-century home in a small town at a good price she jumps at the opportunity.
Shortly after she moves in, strange noises, disturbances, and slamming doors hamper her efforts to make any changes in the house. Jimi starts acting odd, and the disturbances only increase in intensity. But Hannah is no quitter. By talking with long-time residents of her town, and with the help of a psychic, Hannah pieces together the tragic story of her resident ghost.
Will this new home and its non-corporeal occupant be exactly what Hannah needs to move on and find new love?
Docken has created a modern fairy tale – a delightful story, full of whimsy and mystery that she uses to explore deeper issues of fear, loss and finding common sense solutions to life’s more profound problems. She is a master of detail – you “see” her house and its furnishings. She skillfully builds tension, so before you know it, you are in the midst of a puzzle that she must solve before she can move on in life – all with her beloved companion Jimi by her side. – Karen E Lee, author of The Full Catastrophe: A Memoir
“Hannah wants but two things in her life; Jimi and a home to share with him. But when they discover their dream house is inhabited by a cantankerous spirit, they bhundred-year-oldear old search for the history and identity of their unwanted guest. Guided by the strange habits of the poltergeist and the stories of local residents, Hannah discovers that the two of them are not that different. Hannah is uniquely qualified to assist the ghost into acceptance of his past, but the help is reciprocal, for Hannah is fighting ghosts of her own. They just aren’t dead yet. Ghosted is a story of love, life and moving on. Speaking of which, there goes the door again. Drafty old place…” ~ Susan Faw, Author of the Spirit Shield Saga.
About the Author
Judith Docken is an author, artist and freelance writer. As well as Ghosted, she has published gardening articles in Mother Earth News, SF Gate and Modern Mom online magazines, and was published in an anthology of Canadian short stories called That Golden Summer by Polar Expressions Publishing. Her debut novel, Ghosted: A Novel of Life, Love and Moving On is set in her home town of Calgary, Alberta, in Canada.