I've been thinking a lot about ghosts lately. As a general rule, I don't believe in things like ghosts, ufos, and magic. But, at the same time, I am careful not to go out of my way to disturb or offend any spirits of any kind.
Logical? Of course not. But, really, if you want logic, you should go talk to a Vulcan.
Getting back into the spirit of this blog. (I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself!) I was recently invited up to talk to the fine ladies of the New Hampshire RWA chapter at their Editors' Retreat. The retreat was at the most incredible hotel I've ever laid eyes on -- let alone rested my head in.
The Mount Washington Resort is this old glamorous hotel built near the base of Mount Washington. While I had an incredible time, that's not the part I want to talk about. See, one of the things that the Mount Washington Resort is famous for is its ghosts. Yes, plural! Though I didn't see any myself, there were some attendees who experienced some inexplicable occurrences. Hmm...
But that's only part of the reason I've been thinking so much about ghosts. I'm currently obsessed with a brand new mystery series starring one of my favorite new heroines, Bailey Ruth Raeburn, who just happens to no longer be living. GHOST AT WORK, the first in Carolyn Hart's new series, was just named one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly.
Now, I'm incredibly lucky because I've had the chance to read the second book in the series (a Christmas-themed book!!) that doesn't come out until next winter. But I promise it will be well worth the wait. I have to say, if there are ghosts/spirits/whatever, I really hope they resemble Bailey Ruth!
All this thinking has made me curious. First, am I in the majority or minority in my disbelief? Also, most importantly, are there many good ghost romances? I think I'm in the mood.