A Ghost for Sylvia

by Kerry Deminski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 03/04/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781585009466

About the Book

On the very first night that Eric Chambers and his girlfriend, Clarissa, begin living together, Eric's parents pay him a visit. Clarissa freaks out and moves out, and Eric is forced to rethink everything he believed to be true about how the world works -- his mother and father had died while he was a baby. As well as telling their son how much they love him, the spirits inform him that he will be called upon to perform an act of heroism by saving the life of a person destined for greatness.

When Eric is driving home after his four-to-midnight shift ends and he spots a young woman being attacked by two men, he is not surprised. But the spirits of his parents had given him no clues as to how that encounter would reshape his future.

About the Author

It is a well-documented fact that a fiction writer's life experiences enhance the plots and characters that he or she creates. Kerry Deminski is a man who worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for three and a half decades, but also spent a lot of time before and during that period holding down other jobs as well. He worked as an armed guard for a detective agency, as a truck driver for a bookbinder, as a janitor, as a heating and air conditioning mechanic, as a theater usher, as a convenience store clerk, as a factory laborer. While still a teenager in Appalachia, he spent three years working after high school and on weekends for an uncle in the trucking business, shoveling coal and shouldering heavy blocks of ice into hundreds of homes in that financially-depressed region. During these jobs, and others not mentioned, Deminski filed away in his mind all of the people he met and the things they said and did, hoping to draw upon these experiences to enrich the books he knew he would write someday. Now that someday has arrived, and the prolific author turns out one, sometimes two, novels every year. Kerry Deminski has also received royalties for song lyrics he has written; he has sold humor to Playboy Magazine; he has been granted U.S. Patent Numbers 5,755,438 and 5,788,706 for two of his inventions.