Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 25, 2009
Spinning Moon Press announces the forthcoming release of The Ghosts of Lone Jack by Lance Lee Noel. The Ghosts of Lone Jack will be available wherever fine books are sold on April 1, 2009.
In an advance review, Midwest Book Review reports: "Author Lance Lee Noel presents a fun, mysterious, fact-filled tale. Balanced with engaging characters and spine-tingling suspense, The Ghosts of Lone Jack will keep young readers wanting to know more."
In The Ghosts of Lone Jack (Spinning Moon Press, ISBN: 978-0-9800369-0-9, $13.95) author Lance Noel draws on his passion for history to create a splendid debut Young Adult novel. The Ghosts of Lone Jack introduces ten-year-old protagonist Jared Millhouse. Content to spend a quiet, uneventful summer on his grandfather's farm in Lone Jack, Missouri, Jared will soon learn that the ghosts of Lone Jack have other plans.
While chasing after a ball during a baseball game, Jared encounters an eerie apparition. As if losing the game for his team weren't bad enough, now Jared isn't so sure he isn't also losing his mind. But soon, with the help of his grandfather and a colorful cast of local characters, Jared will uncover the truth about the Civil War battle that trapped so many bloodthirsty ghosts in Lone Jack.
Enlisting the aid of a pair of eccentric ghost hunters, Jared and his friends embark on an extraordinary journey from haunted baseball diamonds to embattled cornfields to abandoned mines to cemeteries. From facing down the local bully, to dodging the power-crazy sheriff, to running from escaping convicts, Jared Millhouse's summer is shaping up to be anything but uneventful. But to Jared's surprise, the big event is just around the corner. When the Confederate and Union ghouls line up on the battlefield, the entire town will be forced to relive the Battle of Lone Jack as it was fought in 1862. If Lone Jack is going to have any kind of a future, it will be up to Jared Millhouse to save this town from the ghosts of its past.
Charming, engaging, and educational, The Ghosts of Lone Jack delivers a seamless blend of past and present, fantasy and reality, and fact and fiction. Filled with compelling characters, and resplendent with twists and turns, The Ghosts of Lone Jack is a supremely suspenseful, extraordinarily entertaining, and cleverly crafted debut.
According to Alinda M. Miller, President, Lone Jack Historical Society and Site administrator of the Lone Jack Civil War Battlefield, Soldier's Cemetery and Museum, "The Ghosts of Lone Jack is a very well written story that gives young readers a sense of the anguish that the men who fought at Lone Jack, and so many other battles across the country, felt during this very dark period in our nation's history. But more important, it gives young readers a glimpse into their heritage and will hopefully instill in them the need to preserve our past."
A native of Missouri, Lance Lee Noel is a lifelong history enthusiast who makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona. Spinning Moon Press is an independent book publisher headquartered in Arizona. The Ghosts of Lone Jack will be available nationwide on April 1, 2009. The Ghosts of Lone Jack is the first release in a series of historical fiction adventures geared towards young adult readers. Book two in the series is slated for release in the summer of 2011. Members of the news media wishing to request an advance review copy or more information are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875