by Marilyn Peake
Finalist, Young Adult Fiction category, 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards.
Shade: Girl on a hero’s journey, going from smart-ass to badass.
Thanks to her offbeat mother, Shade’s full name is Galactic Shade Griffin. Having a name like that while being the new girl in school is pretty much catnip for bullies. When her best friend goes missing, Shade faces the question of whether or not she has what it takes to become a hero. With help from a ghost haunting her house, she finds out that she’s capable of more than she ever thought possible. Although this novel deals with a number of serious issues—drug and alcohol abuse, cutting, and disturbing world events—it’s primarily a novel about a teenaged girl finding out who she really is and that she’s capable of so much more than she ever thought possible.
Shade and the Skinwalkers
by Marilyn Peake
Semi-Finalist, Young Adult category, 2019 Kindle Book Awards.
As if being a ghost whisperer in a trailer park isn’t weird enough, skinwalkers take things to a whole new level of strange.
Running away from her demons rather than facing them, Shade’s mother moves them once again to a new place—this time a trailer park on the outskirts of Roswell, New Mexico. Hiding in plain sight among UFO festivals and rumors of alien abductions, paranormal creatures live there by their own rules.
Shade accepts her destiny as a ghost whisperer with the help of her new best friend, Kai Zahnii. An empath and healer with the potential to become a Navajo shaman, Kai must break free of her dysfunctional family. This dysfunction goes far beyond anything Shade has ever known.
In Roswell, Shade is thrown into a world inhabited not only by ghosts, but also by witches, faeries and shapeshifters.