David Fitz-Gerald writes fiction that is grounded in history and soars with the spirits. Dave enjoys getting lost in the settings he imagines and spending time with the characters he creates. Writing historical fiction is like making paintings of the past. He loves to weave fact and fiction together, stirring in action, adventure, romance, and a heavy dose of the supernatural with the hope of transporting the reader to another time and place. He is an Adirondack 46-er, which means that he has hiked all of the highest peaks in New York State, so it should not be surprising when Dave attempts to glorify hikers as swashbuckling superheroes in his writing. She Sees Ghosts―A Story of a Woman Who Rescues Lost Souls is the next instalment in the Adirondack Spirit Series.
She Sees Ghosts―The Story of a Woman Who Rescues Lost Souls
Part of the Adirondack Spirit Series
by David Fitz-Gerald
Publication Date: October 25, 2020
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Page Length: 270 pages
A blazing fire killed her family and devoured her home. A vengeful demon haunted her. Ghosts of the Revolutionary War needed help that only she could provide. A young woman languished, desperate to survive, and teetered on the edge of sanity.
Mehitable grew up in a freshly tamed town, carved from the primeval forest. Family, friends, and working at the mercantile filled her days and warmed her heart. For Mehitable, life was simple and safe, until tragedy struck. When her family perished in their burning home, she retreated into a world of her own making.
As a young girl, she had seen glimmers, glimpses, and flickers of the spirit world. She closed her eyes. She turned her back. She ignored the apparitions that she never spoke of, desperately hoping they would leave her in peace. She was mistaken.
Grief-stricken, Mehitable withdrew from the human world. Ghosts were everywhere. They became bolder. She could no longer turn her back on the spirit world. Her friends feared for her survival. Nobody understood her. She would have to find her own way.
Fans of TV’s Ghost Whisperer and Long Island Medium will especially love She Sees Ghosts. This historical novel features memorable characters and delivers bone-tingling, spine chilling goosebumps. It stands on its own and it is the next installment in the Adirondack Spirit Series by the award-winning author of Wanders Far―An Unlikely Hero’s Journey. David Fitz-Gerald delivers a historical novel with a bittersweet ending that you won’t see coming.
Would she save the spirits’ souls, or would they save her? Only time would tell.
Read an excerpt
At the end of Perry’s snare-trail there were two large boulders, side by side in the woods. They decided to take a break before returning home. They sat facing each other on the rocks and talked about many things. When Perry had finally finished talking about Aurilla, at least for that moment, Mehitable decided she had something confidential that she would like to share as well. She said, “Perry, I want to tell you something I’ve never told anyone before. Do you promise to keep it a secret?”
Perry turned his head slightly and twisted his face in confusion. Then he nodded his head earnestly, agreeing to keep her confidence.
Mehitable put her hands on her kneecaps, leaned forward, and whispered loudly, “Sometimes I think I can see ghosts.” Then she nodded, as if to confirm all the questions that might be asked. The questions came nevertheless.
“Ghosts? Like the Holy Spirit? Like dead people?” Perry asked excitedly.
Mehitable held her index finger up to her lips, reminding him that she would like him to keep such information to himself. Of course, there wasn’t anyone within the sound of her voice. It was the first time she had ever mentioned it out loud.
Perry asked what the ghosts looked like, and whether they were scary.
“Most of the time ’tis like a flash. A quick flicker of movement I see from the corner of my eye. Like a mouse scampering along the base of a wall, gone from sight before you fully realize what you’ve seen.” She shuddered at the thought of seeing a mouse, something she found more unpleasant than ghosts. “Sometimes ’tis like fog in the shape of a person. If I look at it, it starts to come into focus, so that I can see what the person looked like. Usually I just close my eyes or look away.”
Perry asked, “Have you always seen the ghosts?”
Mehitable placed her right hand on her cheek, and looked off into the woods, as if she might find the answer to his question in the forest. “I guess I have always seen them. I have always had the good sense to look away. Maybe the spirits knew I was afraid. Since I started working at the store, I have been seeing them more and more. The ghosts no longer seem content to be ignored. They don’t seem to care that I wish they’d stay away.” She looked at her brother having admitted her fear. She nervously bit her lower lip, and a wrinkle of worry dashed across her forehead.
Perry tried to lighten the moment by joking, “If I ever die, I’ll come back and haunt you. You best not be afraid of me!”
Mehitable laughed and flung a woolen mitten at her brother’s face. She was glad to have shared her secret, and she was glad the conversation was over. She thought, perhaps, that having given voice to her concern, the ghosts would refrain from showing themselves to her in the future.
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