Jennifer Adele grew up fascinated by the old horror masters: Poe, Stoker, Pike, Price, Carpenter, and Craven… to name but a few. She also became intrigued by nature and its many facets, which is a never-ending series of mysteries to delight and enchant. And, there were even more impressionable influences surrounding her as a child, with four cemeteries very near her home, not to mention the abandoned rock quarry right across the street. Now, Jennifer has merged her childhood interests with her belief in sentient nature into a breakthrough novel unlike any other. The book is entitled, The Haunting of Willow Tree Court, and it is truly a modern-day, dark, adult fairy tale – a suspenseful ghost story like you’ve never read before!
The book tells the story of Sally Archer in first person, a young woman who has survived a terrible and life-altering car wreck. Left crippled and childless, she is moved to a new home, to a house on Willow Tree Court. And, that is when the magic begins to happen, when mysteries begin to ravel and unravel in a dance of beauty and the macabre, in a tale as old as time.
The book not only captures the sentience inherent in nature but also the many different aspects of human nature. It tackles the concepts of haunting as posed from both the perspectives of the dead and the living. And, it leaves the reader to answer their own reflective questions in a pensive exploration of modern life and ancient mysteries.
Jennifer Adele is also a monthly contributor to two nature columns in the international publications of Mystik Way Magazine and The Spirit. And, she is author of four intriguing short stories: Jaguar Woman, Echoes from the Quarry, The Witch of Sea and Sand, and The Mausoleum. Both her educational nature articles and short stories are available on her website as free downloads at www.jenniferadele.com. Her new novel is also available on her website and through CreateSpace.com and Amazon.com as well as through a couple of local shops in the St. Louis area. She lives in St. Louis County with her husband, Jeff, and is mother to three dogs and three cats.