I’m not a native North Carolina girl but I’m adapting at lightening speed. The Carolinas are rich with history, Southern comfort i.e. foods, hospitality, and supernatural lore. What’s not to love? And one of North Carolina’s home-grown Paranormal Thriller authors, Micheal Rivers, has become my go-to source for haunting, evocative tales. I recently joined a group of ghost hunters who frequent North and South Carolina paranormal hotspots, which makes Micheal’s books even more enjoyable because of the familiar geographical settings. So, first on my list of October Hallowed Authors is Micheal Rivers, an author who should be on your list of “must read” authors.
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Micheal, an American author, was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina in 1953. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the USMC. Later, his travels provided over thirty years of investigating and collecting stories of the paranormal. His genres include horror and thriller with an element of paranormal in all of his novels. The Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers of Western North Carolina was founded by him and he is the lead investigator. Micheal currently resides in the mountains of North Carolina along with the love of his life and his Boxer he fondly calls Dee Dee.
Day 2 takes us to a different genre. Moonlight on the Nantahala by Micheal Rivers is a paranormal fiction with a hint of thriller, a hint of romance and a full bodied story with rich characters.. I said I would direct you to lesser known authors who weave fascinating tales. Today’s novel is no exception, although Mr. Rivers has been sharing his talent with readers for quite some time.
It’s a love story. A ghost story. A story of salvation and renewal. A timeless tale that weaves slowly through your heart, capturing your emotions with its beauty. A novel written with such eloquence that shortly after most readers turn the final page, they find themselves searching for other titles by this masterful writer.
Moonlight tells the story of Edward Caulfield, an elderly man who has lived in the shadow of a lost love for most of his life. Enter a troubled young woman named Lena, add a dash of ghostly conversation, and Edward forms an unlikely friendship that allows him to experience a different kind of love. During regular visits, we learn of the events and sorrow that brought each of them to the same spot, and the healing that helps each to move on to the next phase. It reminds me of an old adage, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
Moonlight on the Nantahala wraps around you like a slow moving river, providing the motion to carry you downstream but allowing enough time to savor the trip. This is the second novel I’ve read by Micheal Rivers. I suspect it will not be my last.