New Whiteland native pens supernatural mystery for teens



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Submitted The cover of "Paranormal Properties," the debut novel by New Whiteland native Tracy Lane. The book was released in late February by Pants On Fire Press. The novel tells the story of a teen who befriends a ghost, Frank, who was murdered in 1951. The two work together to solve the crime.


Submitted New Whiteland native Tracy Lane in her current home of Kissimmee, Fla. Lane recently published her first book, "Paranormal Properties," on Pants On Fire Press. The novel tells the story of a teen who befriends a ghost, Frank, who was murdered in 1951. The two work together to solve the crime.


In pop culture, ghost, ghouls and spirits are most effective at terrorizing and scaring children.

But author Tracy Lane wondered what would happen if a benevolent ghost became friends with a lonely teenager. She started to envision the way they’d work together, how, after the initial fright passed, they could help solve a mystery that has remained unsolved for more than 60 years.

Mining her imagination, Lane has written and published her first novel for young adults. “Paranormal Properties” distills her love for fantasy and the supernatural into a tale of friendship, sprinkled with suspense and humor.

The New Whiteland native waited most of her life to write the story in her head. With her first novel out of the way, bits and pieces of stories from her past have burst from her mind as seeds for future books.

“I’m new at all of this. Everything around me is going so fast,” Lane said.

 

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