Spinning Sordid ‘What If’ Scenarios

Diane L Kowalyshyn
Diane L Kowalyshyn Author Interview

Crossover follows a woman who is haunted by a ghost and must find a way to exorcise the creature if she will ever have a chance at a happy life. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

I have a shaded past, much like Karlee. I was adopted too. Unlike Karlee, I am still in the dark about my biological heritage. The scenarios in the book, CROSSOVER, stemmed from me asking questions and spinning sordid ‘what if’ scenarios.

Karlee is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

Karlee’s character is all about leniency and tolerance. Initially, she perceives herself as well adjusted and stable, and when her life crumbles all around her, she rallies, picks herself up, and forges brand new connections.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The common theme that tends to run through every book is the importance of family. Karlee is on a journey of self-discovery; a quest that makes her realize family is not all about DNA.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

The second book in the Cross Your Heart and Die series is DOUBLE CROSS released on August 2nd. The third book in the series, CROSSBONES, will be released this fall. CROSSOVER was set in present day and each subsequent book is a prequel and travels back in time.

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The ghost haunting Karlee Davis is tormented by amnesia. When Karlee finds work in a small coastal community setting up a weekly newspaper, the location jogs the ghost’s memory and triggers violent visions from its past.

A severe storm brings Cole Maxwell, the commitment-challenged landlord living in the marina, off the water and inside. He and Karlee share their accommodation while repairs are completed on his boat. Cole’s interest in Karlee makes him hyper-vigilant, and it doesn’t take long before he discovers the ghost.

The more Karlee learns about the ghost’s background, the less certain she is of her own. She’ll have to trust her instincts to find everyone a peaceful ever after…if she can exorcise the dark creature manipulating them all.

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