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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Author/Character Guest Post from Megan Crewe!



Today I'd like to welcome author Megan Crewe, who offered up this great guest post from Cass McKenna, the main character in her debut novel,
GIVE UP THE GHOST!


Why ghosts make better friends than "breathers", according to Cass McKenna

Okay, so you might think it's weird that someone would rather be friends with the dead than the living. But really, ghosts have a whole lot more going for them than breathers. Consider:

1) Ghosts are honest. They're dead, after all, so they're not so concerned about proving how cool they are or protecting their image. If they say something, they mean it.

2) Ghosts are accepting. They're so happy to be able to talk to someone living that they wouldn't care if you had purple skin and green hair and seven fingers on each hand. Really.

3) Ghosts are loyal. Being invisible and inaudible to almost everyone, they're pretty starved for attention. So if you're willing to give them the time of day, and treat them like human beings--which they are--they'll always be there for you when you need them.

4) Ghosts will watch your back. Once people know you have an undetectable way of keeping track of what they're up to, suddenly they're not so eager to gossip about you or try out that prank they thought would be oh-so-funny.

5) Ghosts have a unique perspective. Which is pretty cool. They might be able to tell you something about a completely different time period, or have discovered things most people don't know about how the world works. But mostly just the fact that they're dead means it's easy for them to see what's really important in life. And I think we could all do with being reminded of that every now and then.

Thank you Megan!

Stay tuned for more - Including my contest to win a finished copy of Give Up The Ghost and interview with Megan

Like many fiction authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two cats (and does on occasion say "eh"), she tutors children and teens with special needs, and she has yet to make friends with a ghost, though she welcomes the opportunity.

Visit Megan at her Official Website & Blog

7 comments:

Elie N said...

Great post. I can't wait to read this. I will be back to enter!

Michelle said...

This makes me want to have a ghost friend! This is definitely going on my TBR!

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Oh I really want this one! I love ghost stories :) I'd love to have a ghost as a friend...lol...different :)

carrie said...

I want ghost friends too. Could come in real helpful when you think someone is up to something behind your back too! Megan's book looks too cute and fun!

Thanks for a great post.

Carrie

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

That was awesome. Thank you.

tetewa said...

I enjoy ghost stories, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

DeNiSe MaDnEsS said...

Ive been wanting to read this book please enter me

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