We are in day four of celebrating the release week of Buzz Girl Marley Gibson's The Awakening -- the first in her Ghost Huntress Series!
We're doing a give-a-way a day for our blog readers who leave a comment, and yesterday's winner was SUMMER. Summer, please email Marley at Marley_Gibson@yahoo.com with your address.
Also this week, we've been sharing ghost stories. It's amazing to read how many of you have experienced some otherworldly presence.
Among the many times something unexplained has happened to me, one in particular really stands out.
My grandmother passed away during December a few years ago. She had always been so close to me -- sending me care packages, checking in on me, and almost being like a second mom after my parents divorced. She lost a long battle with Alzheimer's one winter and it was very, very hard on my grandpa, and all of us. Because she had not been able to communicate or remember us very well during her declining years, it was like she never got a chance to say goodbye.
Well, we'd left the country town where we lived to drive down to the funeral one morning, leaving our house all decorated for Christmas, spent the sad hours at the chapel and then attended the graveside and finally made it home.
As we walked into the house, the christmas music box my grandmother had given me years before began to play.
It hadn't been touched for days.
My then-husband looked at me in shock and said, "I guess she's saying goodbye."
I think that's what it was, too. The music box had been a special present when I'd got married and it was a tradition in our family to have them out only at Christmas time. I felt a sense of relief, knowing that she'd dropped by to let me know she was moving on to the light, toward peace at last.
I know some of you have posted stories like this, where someone who's passed away visits to say farewell. Has anyone else had an object, like my music box, physically move from the spirit's energy? Comment to enter to win Marley's book!
Never Cry Werewolf - Harperteen Sept. 2009
The Clearing - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt April 2010