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About the Book
It's August of 1850, deep in the bayou country of southern Louisiana. Four good friends are working in the fields harvesting the crops when a sudden thunderstorm drives them all indoors. There's kind, warm-hearted J. P. Ayo; eager, earnest young T-Joe Lirette; wry, hard-bitten Clovis Dantin; and gentle, easy-going Leandre Naquin.
"Hell of a night," Leandre remarks, as they share a drink and wait for the storm to pass. "The kind of night when the ghosts walk." This seemingly offhand comment is the impetus to the four men sharing their own ghost story. The tale each man tells--by turns tragic, funny, frightening, and heartbreaking--gives them a window into their friends' souls. When one of them confesses that his own personal ghost story isn't over, that he's still trapped in the middle of it, the events that follow will test the depth of their loyalty and friendship in ways that none of them could ever have dreamed. What is certain is that after that night, none of the four will ever be the same.
About the Author
Gordon Bonnet has been writing fiction since he was six years old, with a passion for storytelling and a deep love of the written word. He has always been fascinated with the paranormal, but his love of science, languages, and history also shows through in his writing. He also writes the popular skepticism and critical thinking blog Skeptophilia, as well as producing the weekly YouTube Skeptophilia video. You can also follow him on Twitter @TalesOfWhoa and Insta-gram @skygazer227. When he’s not writing, he can usually be found running, making pottery, or playing music. He lives in rural upstate New York with his wife and two dogs.
About the Conversation Partner
Alex Solla has been a potter, a photographer, a poet, a baker, a cobbler, a cook, a shepherd and too many other odd jobs to list. He now works at Cornell Dairy Extension where he assists up-and-coming artisan dairy producers as they learn about food safety. Alex grew up in Miami, moved to Amherst, MA for college and then moved to Utah for graduate school. Alex moved to Trumansburg twenty-three years ago, where he can be found in the garden most days.