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Spouse on Haunted Hill by EJ Copperman
A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #8
December 6, 2016
Alison’s shady ex needs to use her haunted guesthouse as a hideout in the latest from the national bestselling author of Ghost in the Wind.
Where Alison Kerby’s ex-husband goes, trouble follows. This time, unfortunately, he’s brought that trouble right to her doorstep. On the run from a business deal gone bad, Steven, aka “the Swine,” owes some scary people a staggering sum of money. No need to panic, though. He has a plan: sell Alison’s Jersey Shore guesthouse to pay them off.
Before Alison has a chance to read Steven the riot act, he disappears—after a mysterious man trailing him ends up full of bullet holes. Now the police are next to darken her doorway. For all his faults, Steven is still the father of Alison’s daughter, so with the help of ghosts Maxie and Paul, Alison sets out to find her ex and clear him of the murder. But if the bad guys get to him first, he may not have a ghost of a chance…
1) What is your favorite part of being an author?
George Bernard Shaw said, “My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.” I can’t argue with that.
2) Do you write on a schedule or whenever inspiration strikes?
I write 1,000 words every day. That’s largely because I have four series going right now and a deadline is a terrific form of inspiration. So is a paycheck.
3) Do you have any interesting writing quirks?
No, I’m afraid all my writing quirks are remarkably dull. I do have a tendency to play “Sister Golden Hair” on the acoustic 12-string guitar when I’m trying to figure out a plot point. You don’t want to be around then.
4) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I watch baseball when there’s baseball. I watch movies because there are always movies. I talk to my wife and children because they’re constantly interesting. I occasionally read someone else’s book. And I play “Sister Golden Hair” on the acoustic 12-string guitar.
5) What are you working on right now?
The ninth book in the Haunted Guesthouse series. I’d tell you the title but I haven’t thought of it yet. The eighth book, SPOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, just came out and people seem to like it pretty well.
About EJ Copperman
E.J. Copperman is a mysterious figure, or has a mysterious figure, or writes figuratively in mysteries. In any event, a New Jersey native, E.J. has written for such publications as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, American Baby and USA Weekend. Night of the Living Deed is the first E.J. Copperman novel. It will be followed in 2011 by An Uninvited Ghost, the second in the Haunted Guesthouse mystery series.
E.J., having worked as a newspaper reporter, teacher, magazine editor, and screenwriter, writes stories that combine humor and mystery with just the right amount of spooky supernatural happenings and a large doses of Jersey attitude.
Sound like we’re being evasive? Well, the fact is that E.J. Copperman is the pseudonym of a well-known mystery novelist, now embarking on a new type of story that includes some elements of the supernatural as well as a fair number of laughs. And the Copperman novels will have a different attitude, a different setting and completely different characters than anything that has come before, so E.J. really is a new author.
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