When 10-year-old Emily Puddlesworth is displaced by a home fire, her entire world falls apart. She immediately inherits the home of her uncle, and moves in with her family, only to find that the spirits of her ancestors are already in residence, ready to give her advice about life, death, and everything in between. Guided by the ghost of her dog, Sebastian, she explores their worlds, learning lessons along the way. But when her grand-cousin, Elmer, shows up, he expresses a determination to possess the mansion at any cost. What is the secret of the Puddleswroth house? And will Emily live long enough to find out?
Eric Stanway is a writer, artist and musician with over three decades of experience. His previous books include The Old Rindge House and Madame Sherri. He also writes a history/food column for the Nashua Telegraph, entitled "A Taste of History." He lives in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, with his significant other, three cats and an extended family. He is a past board member of the Fitzwilliam Historical Society.
In the Company of the Spirits is his first novel.