14 Year Old Melissa Burmester Launches Her Supernatural And Mystery Novel, 'Ginger High'

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In Melissa Burmester's new young adult mystery novel, 'Ginger High,' a group of students search for a murderer and end up becoming involved in the world of the supernatural.

At age 14, author Melissa Burmester makes her writing debut with her first novel, 'Ginger High.' Part supernatural and part mystery, 'Ginger High' tells the story of two realities colliding that result in a spine-tingling adventure to solve a string of murders taking place at a supernatural school.

Ginger High is a magical school in New York where students learn to utilize their supernatural powers. The story opens in 1901 where a series of murders takes place at the school with the victims found dead with a bite mark on their necks. The plot then advances to modern day where a young girl by the name of, Daisy Fisher, attends Ginger High after her school burns down. Daisy and her friends along, with supernatural beings Amanta, Matthias, and Taeru, who have traveled through a portal from the supernatural world of Animist, work together to find a murderer. Animist is an alternate world where supernatural beings with special powers reside. In the story, the portal to earth becomes closed due to a war taking place on Animist. The plot advances to include the supernatural powers of vampires and magical powers of those who can teleport, heal others, and create fire. As juvenile fiction, 'Ginger High' taps into the popular supernatural genre. The central plot is about uncovering a murderer, but engaging subplots and themes are interwoven to make the story a page-turning adventure.

Book Reviews

Neha N. Kashmiri (age 14) for ReaderViews.com
"'Ginger High' is an interesting and attention-grabbing book and if it has a sequel I am definitely picking it up. Melissa Burmester, who is 14 years old, is an accomplished writer."

Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services
"At age 14, Melissa Burmester clearly has a gift for story telling. The hidden secrets that are unraveled make the story an enjoyable read. 'Ginger High' is highly recommended to readers who enjoy action packed adventure wrapped in exciting supernatural suspense."

Book Ordering

Ginger High ISBN: 0741453630 can be purchased online at Amazon.com, and many other online bookstores. The author's website is http://www.gingerhigh.com/

About the Author

Melissa is presently living in East Moriches, NY with her twin brother and her parents. Melissa has been writing about vampires and the supernatural since she was twelve years old. She has written a few short stories but 'Ginger High' is her first novel. She is presently attending Westhampton Beach High School and is planning a career as a writer and a teacher.

If you are interested in reviewing 'Ginger High,' or arranging for a talk and book signing, or interview, please contact Melissa Burmester at melissa @ gingerhigh.com or Eileen Burmester by phone at (631)259-7321.


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