by Nita DeBorde
About Ghost Agents
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently published (July 26, 2021)
Paperback : 309 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8544028789
ASIN : B098PM3LDT
An organization that has operated in secret for centuries… a mystery that threatens to burn it all to the ground… and she’s the only agent who can stop it…
To the residents and tourists of Galveston Island, Claire Abelard is the friendly young woman who works at the local candy store by day and leads ghost tours of the island’s haunted locations by night. They don’t realize this persona is a cover for Claire’s real job as an agent of the Bureau for Historical Preservation, a clandestine organization that monitors and assists energy projections, or the entities more commonly known as “ghosts.”
When projections begin disappearing from around the island, Claire worries that history may be repeating itself. She launches a dangerous investigation and uncovers a sinister, arcane organization whose agenda threatens not only Galveston’s ghosts, but everything she has worked her whole life to protect.
The truth behind the disappearances rocks Claire’s world to its core and shows her that ghosts aren’t the only things that can come back to haunt you.
Ghost Agents is a genre-defying, cozy paranormal mystery, with a little sci-fi, romance, and Texas history thrown into the mix!
About Nita DeBorde
Nita DeBorde is a published author and teacher from Houston, TX. Writing and teaching are her two major passions, though traveling and being dog-mom to a crazy Staffordshire-Boxer mix named Mabel are high on the list as well.
Nita has taught high school French for more than 20 years and absolutely loves her “day job” job (about 95% of the time). She loves to travel, and not surprisingly, France is her favorite destination, though her home state of Texas runs a close second.
She is also a huge history buff, which comes through in her fiction writing, and particularly in her latest novel, Ghost Agents, a genre-defying, cozy paranormal mystery with a little sci-fi and romance thrown into the mix. Ghost Agents: Revelations, the 2nd book in the Ghost Agents Trilogy, is slated for release in March 2022.
Nita’s first novel, Project Lachesis, is currently available in both Kindle and hardcopy format from Amazon.com.
Q&A With the Author
When did you first consider yourself to be a writer?
My first novel was published in 2014, but I’ve been writing most of my life.
When I was in 5th grade, my teacher challenged me to write a children’s book for the kindergarteners in our school. She had a classmate of mine illustrate the story and then she had it bound for us & we delivered it to the kindergarten classes. Watching the kids enjoy the book - I was instantly hooked on creating stories!
What advice do you have for a new writer?
I would encourage new writers to really dig in and learn the craft, to do some research and study how to structure their story and create engaging characters and write using strong, descriptive words.
Nobody thinks twice when a professional athlete works with a coach or when a singer has a voice coach, but so many people think that a writer should be able to sit down and crank out a perfectly formed piece of literature without any help. Writing and being able to craft a well-written story is a skill that has to be developed, just like any other.
What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?
The easiest and most enjoyable part of the process for me is the brainstorming and outlining phase. I love the freedom of just letting the ideas flow, no matter how ridiculous they might seem, and then seeing where the story ends up. It also gives me a degree of confidence before I sit down and start putting words on the page, so I don’t get stalled out worrying if the story is going to work or not.
What is your favorite part of this story?
My favorite part of this story is the energy projections. I love history, and I love that these characters can bring a little bit of history to “life” (so to speak!) and at the same time help move the story forward.
Which Character was the most fun to write about? Why?
The most fun character to write was the projection of the pirate Jean Lafitte. There is so much legend surrounding his life and he’s such a colorful historical figure to begin with. I had fun contrasting the pirate persona that history glorifies with that of the French gentleman that he probably was at one time. In fact, I had so much fun with him that he comes back in the sequel and plays a pretty significant role there as well!
Which Character was the hardest to write about? Why?
I think the hardest character to write was Claire’s love interest, Drew. Since I’m a woman, it can be a challenge to create an authentic male character. I clearly don’t think like a man, so I lean pretty heavily on my male beta readers to make sure his words and reactions aren’t too feminine.
Website – http://www.nitadeborde.com
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Twitter – @DebordeNita
GoodReads Author Page – https://www.goodreads.com/ndeborde
Purchase Link – Amazon
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