Kim Beall, "Moonlight and Moss"
Kim Beall, Moonlight and Moss
Sunday, October 6, 2pm
Author Callaghan McCarthy first came to Vale House, a haunted B&B on the edge of a faerie meadow, seeking inspiration for her ghost stories. She found more inspiration than she bargained for, and now the ghosts and other spirits of Woodley, USA are some of her best friends. In "Moonlight and Moss," Cally continues to explore her relationships with the spirits of Vale House, as well as with Ben Dawes, who is not quite 100% human, himself. When a brutal murder rocks the serenity of the peaceful southern town, the caretaker of Vale House is charged with the crime.Cally's attempts to clear her friend's good name soon lead to evidence the real killer may not have been human. If her investigations reveal that faerie hand has spilled human blood, repercussions could bring the tenuous truce between the human and faerie worlds crashing down.As the son of the faerie queen, Ben is in a position to help her enlist the aid of the local faerie court, but Cally doesn't feel she's ready for a serious relationship again – if she ever will be. Especially one with a man who must spend half his life in a shadowy otherworld. If she is to solve this mystery and keep Vale House intact, she must figure out on which side of the fence her heart truly lies.
Kim Beall began sneaking into the basement to read her parents' massive collection of fantasy, science-fiction, and gothic romance when she was very small, which inspired her to write dozens of novels throughout her childhood. This might have worked out better for her if she had not written them during math class. She sincerely believes every adult still years, not so deep inside, to find real magic in everyday life.