This Completely Unprecedented Mystery

Nita DeBorde
Nita DeBorde Author Interview

Ghost Agents follows a young Bureau for Historical Preservation agent as she uncovers a dangerous plot that threatens everything she’s worked to protect. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

The idea for Ghost Agents started one night after I had taken part in a ghost tour in Galveston. We didn’t experience any paranormal activity of any kind during the tour. On the way home, I turned to my friend and said, “Wouldn’t it be crazy if someone was in charge of deciding when and how often the ghost made appearances on these kinds of tours?” The idea for the Bureau grew from there.

Claire Abelard is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind her character’s development?

I really wanted Claire to be a strong female lead character, but also show a great deal of vulnerability as she faces this completely unprecedented mystery that threatens the world she loves so dearly. She doesn’t always make the best decisions, but her motivation is always grounded in fighting for what she believes is right and protecting the people (and ghosts) she loves. She’s strong (and as the trilogy progresses she gets stronger!), but she still needs others as she works to unravel the mysteries she faces.

Did you plan the mystery at the heart of this story or did it develop organically as you wrote?

I do a lot of brainstorming and outlining before I actually start putting words on the page, but even with all that planning, the mystery definitely took off in some surprising directions once the story began to unfold.

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

My next book is the 2nd book in the Ghost Agents trilogy – Ghost Agents: Revelations. In this book we continue the story of Claire and her fellow agents, though this time the action takes place in New Orleans and Boston. In the course of the story, Claire learns more about her unusual sensitive abilities while pursuing another, even more perilous mystery that threatens the Bureau and energy projections. Ghost Agents: Revelations is slated for release on March 18.

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An organization that has operated in secret for centuries… a mystery that threatens to burn it all to the ground… and she’s the only agent who can stop it…

To the residents and tourists of Galveston Island, Claire Abelard is the friendly young woman who works at the local candy store by day and leads ghost tours of the island’s haunted locations by night. They don’t realize this persona is a cover for Claire’s real job as an agent of the Bureau for Historical Preservation, a clandestine organization that monitors and assists energy projections, or the entities more commonly known as “ghosts.”

When projections begin disappearing from around the island, Claire worries that history may be repeating itself. She launches a dangerous investigation and uncovers a sinister, arcane organization whose agenda threatens not only Galveston’s ghosts, but everything she has worked her whole life to protect.

The truth behind the disappearances rocks Claire’s world to its core and shows her that ghosts aren’t the only things that can come back to haunt you.

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