Horror novelist Wolfe "Boo" Boone is the only reason once-struggling Skary, Indiana, developed into a thriving tourist attraction. That's why folks get spooked when Boo becomes a Christian---and "gives up the ghostly" to pursue girl-next-door Ainsley Parker. Now somebody is trying to poison their relationship before Boo kills his career . . . and Skary! 256 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
Talk about Working out Your Faith with Fear and Trembling.
The biggest thing to happen to Skary, Indiana, is renowned horror novelist Wolfe Boone–or, “Boo,” as the locals fondly call him. For the past sixteen years, the reclusive writer has been the town’s greatest attraction, having unintentionally turned the once-struggling Skary into a thriving tourist-trap for the dark side: from the Haunted Mansion restaurant, famous for its “bloody fingers” (fries splattered with ketchup) to Spooky’s Bookstore (where employees dress like the walking dead).
But when a newly reformed Wolfe suddenly quits the genre and subsequently starts to pursue Skary’s favorite girl-next-door, Ainsley Parker, the little town made famous by his writings becomes truly horrified. Soon, a scheme is plotted to put the fright back into Skary–and get their most famous resident out of love and back into the thrill business.
Filled with humor, small town charm, and a gentle message of enduring faith, Boo shows how even the most colorful group of busybodies and hypocrites can become a community changed forever by God.
Rene Gutteridge is the author of Ghost Writer and Troubled Waters. She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.