Edward Lorn is an American horror author presently residing in the southeast United States. He enjoys storytelling, reading, and writing biographies in the third person.
Once upon a time, during a session of show and tell, a seven-year-old Edward Lorn shared with his class that his baby brother had died over the weekend. His classmates, the teacher included, wept while he recounted the painful tragedy of having lost a sibling. Edward went home that day and found an irate mother waiting for him. Edward’s teacher had called to express her condolences. This was unfortunate, as Edward had never had a baby brother.
With advice given to her by a frustrated teacher, Edward’s mother made him start writing all of his lies down. The rest, as they say, is history.
Edward Lorn and his wife are raising two children, along with a handful of outside cats and a beagle named Dot. He remains a liar to this day. The only difference is, now he’s a useful one.
Edward’s page on RAP: http://redadeptpublishing.com/edward-lorn/
Edward’s blog: http://edwardlorn.wordpress.com/
The Reality of Ghosts
Something goes bump in the night, and the hairs rise on nape of your neck, as well as on your forearms. A slight bolt of electricity courses through you. Your interest is piqued, whether you believe in ghosts or not.
You tell yourself, “It’s the house settling,” or, “It’s just the wind,” and you go back to sleep. But in the back of your mind, you’re wondering if you could actually be haunted.
Ghost stories are unique in the way that people can believe the fiction and not look insane. A few people believe that vampires, werewolves, and/or zombies are either real or forthcoming, but those individuals are often marked as unstable. Whether or not the R/Edward Cullen/Jacob Black apocalypse is coming is irrelevant, because it has yet to come. Ghosts, however, are rather commonplace. Almost everyone has a ghost story, even those who don’t believe in specters and spooks. Personally, I am on the fence regarding the supernatural, yet I have experienced unexplained phenomena that could very well be described as ghostly activity.
Then you have the personal connection. Before books like Twilight and Warm Bodies, we were all mostly scared of the undead and shape-shifting sorts. But ghosts have always been a little bit of both good and bad. My wife and I believe that her aunt is watching over our kids. Though it’s impossible to prove or disprove, it’s a pleasing thought. Even if it could be proven false, we wouldn’t care. After all, how is it hurting anyone? Some find the idea of ghosts to be sacrilegious, blasphemy even, because when you’re dead, you’re dead. Heaven or Hell: that’s the only choice for your soul. Alas, I won’t go any further than that. Friends shouldn’t discuss religion, politics, or cheese preferences. My point is that a haunting isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
In my newest novel, Life After Dane, Ella May Peters is dealing with the death of her son, Dane. When her son seemingly returns from the grave, everything she’s ever known and believed is challenged. Is Dane a hallucination, or is he really haunting her? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there’s something for everyone in Life After Dane. One thing’s for sure, though. Like Dane Peters, this one stays with you.
Life After Dane releases on August 2013. Be sure to check it out!
A mother’s love is undying… and so is Dane.
After the state of Arkansas executes serial killer Dane Peters, the Rest Stop Dentist, his mother discovers that life is darker and more dangerous than she ever expected.
The driving force behind his ghostly return lies buried in his family’s dark past. As Ella desperately seeks a way to lay her son’s troubled soul to rest, she comes face to face with her own failings.
If Ella cannot learn why her son has returned and what he seeks, then the reach of his power will destroy the innocent, and not even his mother will be able to stop him.