Book Title: The Christmas Spirit
Author Name: JM Phillippe
Book Synopsis: Thirty-something New York City native Charlene Dickenson has never been good at letting things go, which is why she finds herself mildly stalking her ex-boyfriend after she spots him on her way to work. When this leads to her untimely death in a Christmas-related accident, she discovers a whole new world in the Hall of Christmas Spirits. Now she’s stuck in a place where the Christmas music never ends, mistletoe hangs in every doorway, and the holiday treats will never make you full. As if learning the new rules of her afterlife isn’t hard enough, Charlene must do whatever it takes to become a Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, or Future—helping mortals transform their lives like Ebenezer Scrooge—or end up like Jacob Marley and spend the rest of her existence in chains. But letting go of her pre-ghost life is harder than Charlene thought, and she can’t help but break all the rules in her attempts to hold on to who she was. In this dark comedy inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Charlene is going to have to figure out how to let go of her mortal life and embrace the Christmas Spirit.
Author Bio: J.M. Phillippe has lived in the deserts of California, the suburbs of Seattle, and the mad rush of New York City. She worked as a freelance journalist before earning a masters’ degree in social work and becoming a therapist in Brooklyn, New York. She spends her free-time playing fetch with her two cats, drinking cider with amazing friends, and catching up on the golden age of TV. She is the author of Aurora One, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty and part of Galactic Dreams Volume 1, and The Glitter of Gold, a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin and part of Galactic Dreams Volume 2, and the novel Perfect Likeness.
Publisher Name: Blue Zephyr Press