My first book with Muse, The Lighthouse is set to release January 01, 2011. And some people have asked why I chose to set my story at a lighthouse. Well, several reasons really.
First and most important, I love lighthouses. I even collect little statuettes of them. I have one set up for the year and one set of holiday lighthouses for Christmas time.
Next, a lighthouse just seemed like the perfect setting for a ghost story. There are so many stories of strange things happening at lighthouses. Light keepers vanishing into thin air, weird sounds, strange lights on the water and so on. What better place to set up a tale of a ghost and of murder?
And lastly, well I just can't resist a location, real or fiction that screams paranormal story. And again, lighthouses say ghosts out loud.
I actually loved doing the research for this story. It wasn't work. I enjoyed every second I spent reading books on the history of lighthouses throughout the world. I wish I had a time machine and could go back and see the famous lighthouse of Alexandria before it was destroyed. That must have been something spectacular.
So, in the end, the reason I really chose to set my story at a lighthouse? Well, I just plain love them. And who knows what kind of story my muse will conjure up next. Maybe vampires, or dragons. We'll just have to wait and see.:-)