Yes, I need help.

I'm thinking, plotting, jotting down notes for my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery.

I have lots of ideas, but I want the story to revolve around and old house with a past history of tragic happenings. Ones that might have left ghosts behind.

I've got some ideas but if you have heard of something along those lines and would like to share I'd love to hear (read) about them. For those I use I'll acknowledge you by name in the front of the book without saying which idea you gave me in case you wouldn't want anyone to know.

However, I've used many ideas I've gotten from actual events but I make enough changes no one recognizes where they came from. Same thing when I base a character on someone I know, the person never recognizes him or herself. (Except in the book that's coming out this fall where someone I  know asked to be a character in the book. I didn't use her name, just a lot of things about her.)

Anyway, folks, any of you out there have some ideas for me? You can either put them in a comment or email me at

It will be fun to see what you come up with.



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