Books by Melissa Bowersock

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Book Launch Party - Part III

The Friendly Ghost Party is ramping up. We’re getting more ghostly pics added to the Facebook event page ( and more ghost stories added here on the blog in the comment section. Remember to scroll through the pics on the FB page and like your favorites, because the one with the most likes at the end of the day July 26 will win a Stone’s Ghost Prize Package. Likewise, one of the ghost stories posted in the comments section of my blog (any of the Book Launch blogs this month) will also be randomly chosen to receive a Stone’s Ghost Prize Package. (BTW, if you don’t have any of the profiles listed in the dropdown box when you go to post a comment, just select Anonymous, but please put your name in the comment so I know who you are!) Now, you may be asking yourself, what the heck is a Stone’s Ghost Prize Package? Well, glad you asked. Here it is:


The Prize Package will consist of a mouse pad, an autographed copy of the book, a bookmark and a magnet. Pretty cool, huh?

And speaking of the book, it went live on Amazon today. Here’s the link.

Exciting stuff! I’m still getting the Kindle version up to snuff, but I will have that up in a few days. Of course, if you want to wait for party day to get the e-book for only 99 cents, please do. Or if you want to register for the paperback giveaway on Goodreads July 19-26, that’s cool, too.

I’m still developing the virtual ghost-buffet that’s going to happen on party day. Several bloggers have offered to co-host the party, and some will have ghost-food and ghost-drinks (with recipes included). We’ll have some good ideas to keep in mind for your next Halloween party. I hope you’ll visit the co-host blogs, enjoy the fun food and drink and leave a comment. It would also be wonderful if you want to invite or inform your friends of the party. Everyone’s invited!

And throughout the day on July 26, I’ll be tweeting the winners and other announcements throughout the day using hashtag #FriendlyGhostParty.

More to come. Only 15 more days to go!


  1. An old woman, Zoe St. Amand, haunts Poogan's Porch, a delightful Charleson restaurant on Queen Street. She and her sister lived in the house, but when her sister died, Zoe went mad and roamed the house calling for her sister. She eventually had to be committed to a care facility but "never really left the house". It's easy to understand why servers who have heard the story believe they see her now and then. But when a tourist, entirely new to Charleston, looks out his window in the Mills House Hotel, sees this old woman waving from an upstairs window just across the street, and calls police to report that a woman is being held captive at Poogan's Porch -- then even doubters begin to believe.

  2. I don't have any pictures to post, but I did grow up in a house with a ghost, Mr. King. Our house was a really old farm house, and we didn't use the upstairs ... because to me it was just to creepy to go up there, even in the daytime. And for no reason at all, I'd be walking down the hall and get a chill up my back. So yes, I do believe in ghosts. Even if I can't see them.

  3. Nellie, thanks for posting. Did you know why Mr. King was there?

  4. I don't. Our maid, an ancient black lady, was the one who told us about him. I was too young then to care about why he was there, young enough to have the pants scared off me because he was there.