Authors Showcase: Wake Me Up Inside by Lee Bice-Matheson
January 28, 2015
The Book: Wake Me Up Inside
The Author: Lee Bice-Matheson
The Story: Wake Me Up Inside is a ghost story centered around Paige Maddison, a strong teen-age heroine. Paige is disturbed by nightmares of places she has never seen, and visions of a girl haunting her dreams. She is angry because she must move with her parents to an estate called O’Brien Manor, to help her estranged grandparents, one of whom is in ill health.
As luck would have it, Paige meets Bradley Adam Parkman. Together they explore the estate and although they experience paranormal activity, neither one wants to discuss it in case the other would find them crazy.
Paige stumbles onto a forgotten cemetery and a piece of a stone tablet. She is instantly curious and obsessed with what it is? During this quest, her grandfather’s health fails and Paige bears the burden of solving a family secret, which is tied to an evil spirit haunting the estate.
Will Paige uncover the mystery of O’Brien Manor before it’s too late? It’s a page-turner and will leave you feeling haunted.
About Lee Bice-Matheson:
Lee Bice-Matheson is the author of Wake Me Up Inside, Book One in the Paige Maddison Series, and is the recipient of the Literacy Award from the Readers’ Advisory Panel of Orillia Public Library. She has also contributed narratives to The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings. Lee is passionate about exploring ghosts, spirituality, family relationships, and higher awareness in her writing.
She found inspiration for the Paige Maddison Series through the encouragement of her beloved son and co-author, J. R. Matheson, and her husband and best friend, Kevin.
Lee, a former Information Specialist, works alongside her husband in his Chiropractic Clinic. Lee loves being out in nature and the only thing to keep her inside is her love of writing. She can be followed online @ http://leebicematheson.ca, www.twitter.com/BiceMatheson, www.facebook.com/leebicematheson.
Review for Wake Me Up Inside:
John Robert Colombo, author/anthologist and Canada’s Master Gatherer had this to say in Praise of Wake Me Up Inside: “It was an amazing feeling …. ”
So begins this lively short first novel written by Lee Bice-Matheson… then it transports the reader to “the Manor” where life is rather different, both demanding and rewarding! The author deserves to be congratulated, for she has found a style that moves along in a sprightly fashion.
She spares the reader the descriptive passages found in most first novels in favour of rewarding the reader with reams of lively speech. The result is that young Paige is very much alive, she enters into relationships, and she turns out to be something of an acrobat, for she leaps off the page!