Pomona author brings paranormal twist to thrilling new psychological novel
POMONA, Calif. — Author Jonathan Mumm sends shivers down his readers’ spines in “Stop It. You’re Scaring Me: A Ghostly Tale of Vikingsholm,” a suspense-filled horror novel that will be debuted nationwide this week.
In “Stop It. You’re Scaring Me,” Kathleen Evans is well now. She is free to leave the psychiatric institute in San Francisco anytime she wants. Still, the doctors want to ease her transition back to everyday life so they decide to send her first to one of the most beautiful spots on earth, a place called Vikingsholm on the shore of Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay. Here is where she will acclimate herself to the outside world once again.
But something is not right. Strange phone calls filled with static and a distant voice she almost can’t hear begin to frighten Evans. And, if she is alone in her part of the mansion, what is the whispering she hears in the walls, the crying at night, the footsteps in the empty room a floor above? There is one thing, though, that bothers her more than all of that. If she is really cured, why can’t she remember anything about her past?
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Mumm is an Emmy-winning television news reporter, who mixes a bit of Lake Tahoe historical background, a dash of local legend and a helping of paranormal suspense in her latest work. Currently, the author resides in Pomona, California.