DEAD GUY Cover Reveal #SampleSunday

The interior copy has been approved, the cover art is done, and the back copy has been submitted. A DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE is finally about to see the light of day.

Wait …. Let me rephrase that.

My YA paranormal mystery is about to be published. Yay! That sounds much better.

So here’s the back cover blurb:


It was 1968. Like a lot of seventeen-year-old males that summer, I was thinking about death. Not Bobby Kennedy’s or Martin Luther King’s. I was contemplating my own. I could feel my eighteenth birthday looming and I had to wonder if I’d spend my nineteenth in Vietnam, in Canada, in jail, or in the Great Hereafter. It was nearly the last mentioned, and not at the hands of the VC, either. I came this close to having my goozle slit right here at home in good old nothing-ever-happens Faelin, Indiana.

Mitch Franklin thinks he’s got it made when the town’s wealthiest eccentric hires him to look after her two lapdogs. Then he meets her family. Five years ago, the last guy she hired played head games the family and servants are still trying to recover from. He also wound up dead. Now, some people think Mitch might be just like him. Some people think Mitch might BE him, back from the grave. Will Mitch survive the anniversary of his predecessor’s death, or will he be another DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE?

And here’s the ever-lovin’ cover, artwork by Sara Marian, cover design by T. Lee Harris.

Dead Guy cover
cover by T. Lee Harris
artwork by Sara Marian

Ain’t that a pip?

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Send a character into a confusing situation.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “DEAD GUY Cover Reveal #SampleSunday

  1. Jane

    October 12, 2014 at 10:22am

    Love the blurb!
    Love the cover!

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  2. Chris Graham

    October 12, 2014 at 2:30pm

    That’s a stunning cover Marian & Sara ๐Ÿ˜€
    Good luck with the launch and don’t forget to send me a New Release promo to post on my blog ๐Ÿ˜€

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