Please watch for my upcoming novel, The Digger! I will give more of an idea of what this story is about as the time of publication draws nearer. In the meantime, I’ll give you a few hints about what you might expect. As you may have already guessed, this book does involve graveyards. It’s a historical novel which takes place in Ohio in the 1870’s. It is a bit on the creepy side! My main character, Cap Cooper, deals with life and death, first love, and more than a little mystery and danger. I can’t wait to share more with you as we go along. In the meantime, I’m embarking on a little bit of a side hobby as I prepare for the publication of my next book–searching for the best, funniest, most interesting or strangest grave markers, as well as cemetery photos. Here’s a photo from Cedar City, Utah, sent to me by my sister-in-law (thanks, Janet!):
“Bit by a rabid coyote,” and then the rest…yikes! Now look at this next photo, thanks to local librarian Erica Littlefield:
This photo was taken at Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland. It was a monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin in the 6th Century. This photograph gives me chills (in a good way)!
Though many find them creepy, I love old cemeteries. I love to read the headstones and wonder about the lives of the people who are buried there. I can’t help wondering what amazing, heartbreaking, and fascinating stories these people could tell. Comment to tell me where your favorite cemetery is, or select “contact me” to send me your favorite grave marker photos! I’m going to collect photos and will share either on my author Facebook page or here on my blog!