Spread (Formerly Ghost City™)


Jennifer Vega is moving on from her ex, and the dark days of her past. Her career at tech giant Trusk, Inc. promises a comfort and security coveted by Detroit’s less fortunate. For Jennifer, a job at Trusk is a future with infinite horizons. For the poor living under Trusk’s particle shield, they know only a cage, one with little chance for escape.

When Jennifer’s ex suddenly disappears, her journey to find him uncovers mysteries about her employer she isn’t ready to face, and issues of her life she isn’t prepared to resolve. Working with unlikely allies, underground conspiracy nuts, and robot cats, Jennifer Vega is forced into depths of a world she never knew. Before questioning where she belongs, however, she’ll have to figure out how to survive.

This is my second novel. Many of the posts for this blog are about the creation of my novels and what I learn through the process of those creations, and eventual publication.

Read about the progress, here.

Old title and synopsis:



One snowy morning in Detroit, the “ghosts” appeared. 400,000 human spectres showed up across the city, joining citizens in their morning commute and at evening meals. No one knows exactly what they are, why they came, or how to get rid of them. When Allen Trusk created glasses that could filter the ghosts from view, the citizens of Detroit embraced his solution, making him an overnight tech giant.

Five years later, Jennifer Rose Vega, a Quality Control Investigator at Trusk Industries, has been tasked with solving the unsolvable ghost mystery. With the world’s most advanced technology at her disposal, she sets out with her colleague Phillip Havlin to find a means of communicating with Detroit’s uninvited guests. Succeeding could return Detroit to the living, but discovering the ghosts’ origin could bring down Trusk and change our view of the world forever.

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