In celebration of the publication of The Soul Thief, I’m doing a Goodreads giveaway of five copies of Book One in the Chronicles of Franklin, The Popcorn Thief! (You’ll also note the new cover on this book, to match the second book.)

Here’s the blurb:

Ghosts get stuck sometimes.

Franklin helps them move from this world to the next. Sometimes that means giving a ghost a ride so they can confront their killer. Other times, it means listening to the wind in his fields and the trucks blowing down the interstate and hearing the songs a ghost needs to sing.

Generally, Franklin happily does whatever a ghost needs. It’s his duty.

Then Gloria shows up. She wants Franklin to steal the crop of his rival, Karl—they compete every year at the Kentucky State Fair for the blue ribbon prize for who grows the best popping corn.

Franklin’s no thief. His mama taught him better.

But something else is out there, hiding in the fields. Something much worse than a ghost.

A creature that’s not interested in stealing crops, but in taking people’s lives and powers.

A thing that Franklin and his family must stop.


Normally, I have a soundtrack when it comes to a book. Or rather, the characters frequently inform me about the music they want to listen to.

With Franklin–there was no music. He only ever listened to the sound of the wind blowing through his cornfields, the whoosh of trucks blowing by on the nearby interstate.

Franklin has a profound sense of quiet. As well as a deliberate manner. He’s very solid in who he is and what he does.

And yet, this character still had some changes to go through. Some things to learn and do. Not just in this novel, but in the next one as well.

I had so much joy writing “The Popcorn Thief.” And then again, writing “The Soul Thief.” I hope you have as much fun reading them!

The Soul Thief

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