Monday, October 9, 2017

Molly Greyson's Ghost by Roberta Hoffer Tour & Giveaway

Molly Greyson’s Ghost
Roberta Hoffer

Genre:  Young Adult / Ghost Stories 

Publisher:  Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.

Date of Publication:  November 2016

ISBN:  1-941278-68-X

Number of pages: 168
Word Count:  63,000

Cover Artist:  Terri Branson

Tagline:  “Are there such things as ghosts?”

Book Description: 

Sixteen-year-old Molly Greyson is a California girl.  At least she was, until her father got a job in Indiana.  Saying goodbye to friends and a life she loves, Molly moves to the Midwest with her parents. 

During the cross-country trip she encounters a carnival Gypsy fortune teller machine that issues mysterious warnings aimed directly at her. When the family arrives at the historical Kotter Estate, Molly chooses a peculiar round room as her bedroom.  Soon strange things begin to happen. 

What or who keeps appearing in her bedroom mirror?  Are there clues to be found in the musty basement?  Will her new boyfriend help her solve the mystery?  Can Molly Greyson learn to believe in ghosts?

Book Trailer:

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“Feeling brave I walked over to the third trunk.  It was much larger than the other two.  I flipped open the latch without any problem.  To my amazement, this trunk was filled with clothing.  I pulled out the first item.  It was an old animal skin stole of some sort.  It even had the head of the animal still attached.  I quickly tossed it to the floor, disgusted anyone would do that to an animal and have the nerve to wear it.  Then I found a beautiful purple satin dress.  The lace around the neckline was yellow and ragged.  When new, it must have been an elegant gown.
     I held up the gown in front of me and turned to Dillon.  “How do I look?”
     “Very nice,” he replied.  “It looks like it even might fit you.”
     He continued to sort through the photos.  Then he stopped and held one photo up to the light for a better view.
     “No, this must be a mistake,” he said with a puzzled look.
     “Let me see,” I said.
     I took the cracked and faded photo from his hand.  It was the girl with the curly blonde hair.  She was older and wearing the very same dress I was holding in my hands.
     Dillon took the photo from me and flipped it over.  His face turned white as chalk.  Then he held out the back for me to see.
     “Molly Greyson,” I read aloud.
     The room began to spin.
     I dropped the dress to the floor and fell to my knees.

About the Author:

Roberta Hoffer is a retired preschool teacher from a small town in Indiana.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Kevin, for forty-eight years.  They raised two children, Amy and Andrew, and have one grandson, Christian. 

Roberta loves animals and is an advocate for animal rights.  She owns two Yorkshire Terriers, Minnie and Buddy, both rescues.  When not writing she enjoys doing family outings such as paddle boarding, zip lining, climbing mountains, and exercise walking.  Her ultimate passion has always been writing books for children that will give back the joy they gave her when teaching.  To date she has published three adult fiction novels.  She also has a children’s chapter book series, “The Stonebridge Ghost Tales,” consisting of three books for the 8-14 age group, two picture books for the 3-6 age group which includes a coloring book edition, and two Young Adult mystery novels. 

Her first children’s chapter book, “The Ghost of Stonebridge Lane”, won The 2014 National Purple Dragonfly Award for first place in children’s literacy for children’s chapter books.  “The Ghost of the Frozen North”, Book two in the series, won The 2015 National Purple Dragonfly Award for second place in children’s literacy for children’s chapter books.  The three book series, “The Stonebridge Ghost Tales” was the silver medal winner of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for 2015 for Best Children’s Chapter Book Series.

Ms. Hoffer explains her writing in these words:   “I am blessed to be able to write books that I can be proud of and know they can be read by any one regardless of age while conveying Christian values.”   Her personal advice to everyone is to treat people the way you would like to be treated and to always put God first in your life.

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