Author Anne Turner Coppola unveils new tale for young readers

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A story of mystery, adventure unfolds in ‘The Ghost of the Dunes’

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A curious 10-year old boy’s fascination with ghosts leads him to an unforgettable adventure on the high sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge, on the Outerbanks of North Carolina. Author Anne Turner Coppola uncovers a captivating tale that will surely appeal to young readers’ imagination in “The Ghost of the Dunes” (published by Xlibris).

Mark Carter always looks forward to his family’s vacations on the Outerbanks of North Carolina. This year is special. Mark is 10 years old and he can spend his summer alone with his grandparents. While there, he is introduced to the area’s local legend of the sightings on the high sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge, playing an important role in Mark’s fertile imagination. It is believed that the sightings are of the “poor souls” who perished on the ships wrecked on the shoals off Cape Hatteras. Together with his newfound friend, T.J. Tillett, Mark solves the local robbery and unlocks the mystery of the ghost of the dunes.

Filled with riveting twists and turns, “The Ghost of the Dunes” introduces richly drawn characters that young readers can relate to and reveals an adventure story they will never forget. This book appeals to teens and pre-teens.

“The Ghost of the Dunes”
By Anne Turner Coppola
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 82 pages | ISBN 9781499049183
Softcover | 6x9 in | 82 pages | ISBN 9781499049190
E-Book | 82 pages | ISBN 9781499049176
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Anne Turner Coppola was born in Redford, N. Y., one of seven children. She attended D’Youville Academy, a Catholic school for girls. An academic honors student, she wrote a weekly article for the local newspaper and was valedictorian of her high school class. She received her teaching degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and her master’s degree from Rutgers University. She taught elementary, middle and high school students at various schools, as she and her husband made their journey south to Staten Island, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga.; Miami, Fla.; and finally, Sarasota, Fla. After battling breast cancer for eight years, she died in 2012. Following her death, her husband found three manuscripts she had written in 1993. Reviewing the stories, he believed they would have strong appeal to pre- and early teens and decided to have them published. The stories, “Fly Away Free,” “The Last Panther” and “The Ghost of the Dunes” are all available at this time.

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