Monday, May 05, 2008

I have been hard at work on the latest book deal, “The Ghost of Bobby” by upcoming new author David Miller. David was born and raised in Scotland and works in the field of advertising and marketing.
I got this call one day on my voice mail from a guy with a thick Scottish brogue. I had no idea what he was saying until I stopped thinking in American English and switch to my native Jamaican dialect.

What David was calling about was his new book, “The Ghost of Bobby.” “I was totally fascinated with the idea once I could understand him. He sent me the book and I was thrilled by it”.

David Miller had written an eerie story that reads like the best Edgar Allen Poe for the 8- 12 year old mystery reader. “As a book designer and publications consultant I was thrilled to have the meticulously designed and thoroughly enjoyable read.

David Miller came up with a unique concept for spreading the word about this fantastic tale of a doomed family and the phantom canine who brings them justice and redemption.

“I want to get 300 reviewers to post on my website’s blog. I want people to get the same goose bumps that my daughter got when I created this book.” An open invitation for book reviewers to go to the website has already drawn quite a few dedicated children’s book bloggers.

Illustrator Julia Kuo delicately created the artwork and Christina Kelly and Virginia Sin design the book. “The Ghost of Bobby is available on and the website

Children’s book reviewers of all ages are invited to go to the website and subscribe to receive the free downloadable review copy of “The Ghost of Bobby” in PDF form. The first 300 subscribers, who leave a review on the Ghost of Bobby blog, will receive updates on David’s latest work. Go to for details. You can also check out the cool video on Youtube.

I've read "The Ghost Of Bobby" and passed the hard cover book to my oldest son, Jordan. He's 12 and read it in two sittings. The story reminded me of the spooky atmospheric quality of the Lemony Snicket series. I was transported to a 19th Century European town.

My younger son, Dyson who is 8 was not as thrilled because the ending was in his words "too sad and scary." Though Dyson is not as big a reader as his brother, he read the work without difficulty.

I wholeheartedly recommend this one for kids and adults who like creepy but beautiful mystery stories. This one is 4 out of 5 stars.