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The Frighteningly Fun Halloween Tour

Will O’ the Wisp is a paranormal from C. S. Boyack. It involves a mildly handicapped girl facing a mysterious threat. The wisp has been killing off Patty Hall’s family for generations, and she’s next on the list. It is suitable for young adult readers.

This book has been out for a few months now. It’s a perfect Halloween book, and this is the perfect time to cruise through some of the reviews. Remember, Halloween is coming.

Will O’ the Wisp seems to have three facets the readers are enjoying.

It’s a coming of age story.
It’s a paranormal mystery.
It’s a walk down memory lane.

The reviews are all suggesting this as well. Let’s look at the reviews:

So much fun! March 15, 2015 — I particularly enjoyed the fact that it was set in the 1970’s. I can relate to microwaves, writing letters, phone chords, and mercurochrome…

Bottom line? I loved it! Get the book. Read the book. You will NOT regret it.

Boyack’s Best Yet! March 16, 2015 — In my view, this is Boyack’s best yet, his piece de resistance! All his characters are strong and well defined, but Craig has excelled in stepping into Patty’s shoes; he has produced a most convincing teen, likeable one minute, and annoying the next, a self-reliant, independent and free-thinking child of the seventies, an era which he has expertly and admirably reproduced in this story, and which is certain to bring back many memories for many readers.

Although this story is classified as YA, I recommend it to anyone who is still young at heart (or who can at least still remember how being young felt).

A delightful read for young and old alike! March 15, 2015 — It’s bad enough she has to deal with adolescent issues like attending her first dance; an overprotective mother who insists she wear leg braces Patty knows she doesn’t need; and friends who have waded into the dating pool when she’s still woefully single, but toss in the centuries-old curse and a neighbor who has been possessed by “the Wisp,” and Patty’s life is far from average. I won’t give away the ending, but the author pulled the plot threads together in a way that was not only satisfying but fun.

This is an engaging YA read, but it’s also a treat for adults who will remember the era in which this is set. I loved the glimpse into a small rural town/farming community and the magic and whimsy of friendship. Remember Quisp cereal, your first teen dance, roaming through fields at night, exploring old cemeteries, sharing secrets with your friends? All of that magic and more is here. Patty is an everyday kid you can’t help but cheer for and admire. A delightful read for young and old alike.

Great YA Urban Fantasy April 14, 2015 — I loved this book, and it had something to offer on every page. Patty, and indeed all the characters, are drawn excellently and I cared what happened to them all. The world building, plot, pacing, and character development were brilliant.

Will O’ the Wisp April 20, 2015 — If Sci-Fi and Paranormal fiction had a teenage daughter, it would be Will O’ the Wisp.

Will O’ the Wisp takes place in the mid-70s and stars Patty Hall a fifteen year old girl with a fascination for space, an over protective mom –who expects too much from her, an easy going step dad, and a family curse.

Can Patty end this curse? You’ll have to read to find out.

Thrilling – don’t miss this intriguing story! March 22, 2015 — Ernest Hemingway once stated “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” C. S. Boyack shows this mastery with this story – he created living people instead of mere characters. I was drawn into the story right away – very close to Patty. I could easily envision the characters and locations. I had a great time reading Will O’ the Wisp. It is a very enjoyable read.

WOW! What a remarkable book! March 17, 2015 — This YA novel will chill the spines of young and old alike, and is guaranteed to give you goosebumps. The characters are well-developed, the setting is vivid, and the time-period is told perfectly. Mr. Boyack really outdid himself with this wonderful tale of The Wonder Years meets The Exorcist.
Wow! Compared to Hemingway. It’s the beard, I know it is. All joking aside, I really enjoyed writing this one. I also believe in it strongly. This is a great Halloween read. I would appreciate a few more of you adding it to your reading lists.
Patty Hall is perfectly prepared for the wrong problem. She is enamored with the space race, and knows the history of NASA by heart. She is faced with an ancient threat that has been targeting the Hall family for generations. Hampered by an overprotective mother, if Patty can’t figure it all out in time, she may be the next member in the Hall family cemetery plot.

It’s not hard enough to be a fifteen year old girl, and a social outcast. As she watches her friends mature and grow, she has to face the idea of never turning sixteen. Please consider joining Patty on her incredible adventure.

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I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.

I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.

I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.
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