Memories of a Ghost Cover Reveal by Joe Derouen


Claire Summers awoke in a doctor’s office, heart pounding in her chest, blouse hiked up around her belly. She watched in confusion as a dark-haired woman moved an ultrasound paddle over her exposed stomach. “Claire,” said the woman, her badge identifying her as Dr. Greenwald, “your baby’s going to be okay.” She turned her head, scanning the room. They were alone. “I found the heartbeat,” the woman continued. “You were lucky this time. Your baby’s fine.” Claire? Is that her name? She doesn’t remember coming to see Dr. Greenwald, or even being pregnant. She doesn’t remember anything before waking up in the examination room, her life a complete blank. The only thing she really knows is that someone, somewhere is trying to kill her.

Memories of a Ghost tells the story of a young woman’s quest to remember her life. And just when she thinks she’s put all the pieces together, along comes an entirely different puzzle that will make her doubt herself and her sanity. Is she really Claire Summers?

Want to read the first four chapters for free? Just download the PDF sampler below!

Interview with the Author

1. How long have you been writing?

All my life! Well, as soon as I could write, at least. I’ve been writing seriously since 1994, when I got my first magazine column.

2. How long have you been a published author?

Not counting magazine and newspaper articles, and a poem when I was 21, I’ve been a published author since 2012, when Small Things came out.

3. What titles do you have available?

Small Things, Threads: Small Things book 2, and, on May 26th, Memories of a Ghost. I also have a story in May the Fourth, an anthology that was just released.

4. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

Memories of a Ghost will be published on May 26th, 2015. Sundown Rising and Other Stories, my short story and novella collection, will come out later this year.

5. What is your favourite genre and why?

Contemporary fantasy. I enjoy introducing magic to an otherwise-mundane world.

6. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

When I’m done, the book is published, and people read it. When someone tells me something I wrote touched them or made them think…that’s a wonderful feeling.

7. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

Ken Grimwood, who wrote the amazing novel Replay. He was working on a sequel when he passed away a few years ago.

8. Where can readers find you on the web?

Pre-order Memories of a Ghost here:

You can get the other 2 books in the series here:

Small Things:



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