By Letitia L. Moffitt
She knows what happens when you die!
Nola Lantri is a tracist: she senses the particles of energy that are released when the human body expires. It’s a somewhat gruesome and often misunderstood ability, but Nola tries to use it to bring meaning and excitement to her otherwise drab life in upstate New York. She has assisted the Redfort Police Department on missing persons cases, and while most of the cops have little respect for her work, Nola is determined to prove her worth.
The chance to do just that comes when the richest man in town, Culver Bryant, disappears.
Suddenly Nola finds herself in the middle of a case that is both baffling and increasingly dangerous, the danger appearing in the form of death threats as well as the missing man’s brother, Grayson. Does Grayson Bryant pursue Nola to seduce her or to stop her—and why does Nola feel a connection with him despite her mistrust?
If you’re looking for something different—an intelligent paranormal mystery without the routine ghosts and vampires—pick up a copy of Trace today.
Letitia L. Moffitt
Letitia L. Moffitt was born and raised in Hawaii. She received a doctoral degree in English/Creative Writing from Binghamton University, and she taught creative writing at Eastern Illinois University for five years. Her novel-in-stories, Sidewalk Dancing, was published by Atticus Books in November 2013, and her novels Trace and Vibe/Sync (Books 1 and 2 of the TraceWorld trilogy) were published by Cantraip Press in 2015 and 2016. In her spare time she runs marathons and ultramarathons. Hey, why not.
New from Letitia
“… a blueprint for anyone wishing to provide the best possible life for a captive large bird."
— Dot Schwarz, Birds and Birdkeeping
After moving from New York City to rural Illinois, writer Letitia Moffitt met veterinarian Ken Welle. As she began to share more of her life with him, Letitia realized this would also mean sharing her time with animals. Yet she never suspected how tense, terrifying, and noisy those moments would be. Ken loved birds—big, beautiful macaws in particular—and he did not merely want to own them. He wanted them to fly free.
Bird People tells the story of Ken’s struggle to make his dream come true, and how Letitia found her own way to share that dream. It’s a tale of love, delight, sorrow, adventure, and truly massive amounts of work, as Ken and Letitia trained the birds – a blue-and-gold named Boston, and a green-wing named Phoenix – and transformed their living space to be not just bird-friendly, but bird-centric. It’s the tale of two adult humans, the dog who helped them find each other, and the birds who became the focus of all their lives. It’s a story about living your dreams, even when they don’t turn out how you expect.
Above all, Letitia Moffitt’s touching, inspiring, often-hilarious memoir is a reminder that hard times are as valuable as good times, and that all the moments matter.
Vibe / Sync
The newest inhabitants of TraceWorld will get inside your head.
A careful exploration of a diverse family’s dynamics told with the subtle wrist bends and brush strokes of a perpetual outsider.
“Trace is funny and engaging, and best of all, a page-turner. Mystery meets paranormal in Moffitt’s big-hearted heroine, Nola. Wholly believable—when you’re done, you’ll wonder where the tracists have been hiding all this time.”
– Lania Knight, author of Three Cubic Feet
Urbana, Illinois, July 26 at 7 p.m.
JaM with Bird People
Letitia read from her new memoir, Bird People, and signed paperbacks. Music was provided by JaM.
Charleston, Illinois, July 23 at 6 p.m.
Guest Author, EIU English Studies Camp
Letitia read from her new memoir Bird People for participants at the Eastern Illinois University English Studies Camp.
Urbana, Illinois, June 18 at 6 p.m.
Bird People Launch Party
Letitia read from her new memoir Bird People and signed paperbacks. Special guest appearances by avian vet Ken Welle and green wing macaw Fred Bird.
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