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Richie Tankersley Cusick

Richie Tankersley Cusick(1952- )
Richie Tankersley Cusick is the author of more than twenty books for young adults, including The House Next Door, April Fools, and several Buffy the Vampire Slayer books. Cusick was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and lived in a sleepy part of town near the bayou. Now she lives in Lenexa, Kansas. For more information, visit Richie Tankersley Cusick’s website.

Miranda Barnes

Miranda Barnes — (2008-2010) Young adult. Publisher: When Miranda Barnes first sees the sleepy town of St. Yvette, Louisiana, with its moss-draped trees, above-ground cemeteries, and her grandfather’s creepy historic home, she realizes that life as she knew it is officially over. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lonely and sad and… very pressing. Even at school and in the group project she’s been thrown into, she can’t escape it. Whispers when she’s alone, shadows when no one is there to make them, and a distant pleading voice that wakes her from sleep. The other members in Miranda’s group project, especially handsome Etienne, can see that Miranda is in distress. She is beginning to understand that, like her grandfather before her, she has a special gift of communicating with spirits who still walk the town of St. Yvette. And no matter where she turns, Miranda feels bound by their whispered pleas for help… unless she can somehow find a way to bring them peace.

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Shadow Mirror: YA ghost story with realistic relationships

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Shadow Mirror by Richie Tankersley Cusick

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love a good ghost story. I don’t love it when a book isn’t clearly marked as a sequel. However, that is the fault of neither Shadow Mirror nor Richie Tankersley Cusick, so I’ll let it slide. Just know you’ll want to read Walk of the Spirits first, if you’re interested in Shadow Mirror.

Miranda Barnes has the ability to hear and see the dead. Lately she’s been seeing the ghostly reflection of a woman whenever she looks in a mirror. These visions worsen after a visit to Belle Chandelle, a nearby plantation house that her aunt and mother are renovating into a bed and breakfast. With the help of her friends — including sexy and mysterious Etienne — she works to solve the mystery behin... Read More

More speculative fiction by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Unseen — (2003-2006) Publisher: Lucy hates her life. After her mother’s tragic death, she’s sent to live with relatives she’s never even met, in a sleepy little town that couldn’t be more different from her home. Her aunt is cold and silent, and Lucy’s cousin isn’t exactly friendly. Out wandering the strange town one night, Lucy gets spooked by the weirdest feeling, she’s sure someone is following her. Panicked, she runs into the cemetery to try and get away — and that’s when normal life disappears for ever…

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Richie Tankersley Cusick has also written several STAND-ALONE HORROR NOVELS.