Please welcome fellow Black Opal Author, Shirley McCann, and her new release, THE SCARRY INN, a YA murder mystery.
I ask my guest authors if they have ever experienced something unusual or unexplained that they'd like to share on "CURIOSITIES." Shirley had a brief, but moving experience and is here to tell us about that and her new book.
Take it away, Shirley…
Trying to figure out which “curiosity” to post about today was a bit difficult. I’ve had a few in my lifetime. One that really stands out occurred when my husband and I had moved from Missouri to California with our young son. I was raised in a small town with four brothers and sisters, so leaving my family behind was very stressful.
One night while I was lying in bed, my arm rolled to the floor. And I immediately felt something touch me. Flesh to flesh. I immediately jerked my arm back to my side. The room was dark. Would you have got up, turned on the light and looked beneath the bed? Maybe. But I didn’t. I had never felt such peace at that time. The most comforting feeling overwhelmed me. To this day I can’t describe it any better. It’s not something I’m likely to forget.
Very cool, story, Shirley. Thanks for sharing.
Convinced they are the victims of a sick practical joke, Heidi Bowman and her three friends are resigned to spending the night at The Scarry Inn, even though the atmosphere is anything but welcoming. Surely the owners, Dick and Thelma are simply trying to drum up business for their new motel by terrifying their guests.
But when Kara is found brutally murdered, they realize the danger is real and they must find their way to safety before the secrets of the inn claim another victim. Making things even more difficult is the lack of cellphone service in the small town of Frighton, Arizona. With no clue as to who they can trust, the remaining threesome are now caught up in a fight for their lives.
How awesome is Shirley's cover? I love it!
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Shirley McCann has been writing for over twenty years. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications over the years, including Woman’s World, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and The Forensic Examiner, as well as many confession magazines.