Sweet Vernal Zephyr

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The Artist's Inheritance 

by Juli D. Revezzo
Settling into their new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Caitlin finds strange changes coming over her husband Trevor. He seems obsessed with a beautiful chair he’s carving.

When the nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking—she knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces—the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?

Before the same happens to Trevor, Caitlin must convince him to sell his art. But armed with only a handful of allies, and little experience of the supernatural, she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she succeeds, she will break the ancestral curse. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.

I prompted Ms. Revezzo to give us a funny tidbit about the haunted chair idea, "Where did it come from?":

Oh, I don't know if it's funny, really. I was thinking on the idea of the artist, and didn't want to do another painter-writer-whatever character that had been done so many times before. Sculptor was even a bit done, so I picked a woodcarver.

The haunting came up in a later draft when I had to explain why he was so obsessed with his work (and he is obsessed, working until he can't stand up or see straight-obsessed).

So, what if, I thought, his sister and brother had suffered the same affliction? What if it's a curse? What's so weird about this chair that the artist's wife gets squicky whenever she looks at it, when his other creations never bothered her? Why is she suddenly having ghostly communications from a long-dead Civil War soldier, strange visions of her dead sister-in-law, and nightmares about the chair?

It all seemed tied back to that thing (the chair) her hubby's working on in her attic. ;)

Thanks so much to Ms. Revezzo for giving us a sneek peek into the creation of The Artist's Inheritance. If you want to take a longer look (read it cover to cover!), it is currently available in kindle format on Amazon.


Thanks for featuring me, Miranda! :) I hope your readers like the book!

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