Macabre Maine Double Debut

Posted by on December 30, 2013

Macabre Maine is delighted to announce the launch of Shawna Galvin’s The Ghost In You. The debut novel is also a first for the newly formed Macabre Maine. The Ghost In You will be launched by Macabre Maine at The Gorham Grind, South Street, Gorham, Maine, on January 12, 2014 from Noon to 1:30p.m.

Set in Maine, The Ghost In You tells the story of Lillith Messinger’s suspicious death. Medical examiner Paul O’Brien is called to the scene where he discovers Lillith’s diaries. Intrigued and hoping they’ll help answer the mystery of her death, he removes potential evidence from the scene. As Paul O’Brien gets to know Lillith through her writing, her ghost begins to talk to him, and the secrets of her death unfold.  Paul is not sure if Lillith’s presence is real, and questions his own sanity along the way. Will Lillith’s ghost lead him to the truth about her death?

“From its hauntingly beautiful cover, to the story’s final twist, Shawna Galvin’s The Ghost in You is a wonderful piece of literary work. Intrigue, love, fine writing, interesting facts about a little-known occupation–this novel marks one very strong debut. Pick up a copy and enjoy the ride.”  Roland Merullo, author of many novels, including, Breakfast with Buddha.

“Cinch your belt another notch before you read Shawna Galvin Rand’s The Ghost in You… so you don’t have your pants scared off!  I was privileged to read some of Shawna’s work as she learned to write. With Ghost she has graduated with honors.”  Jeff Foltz, Berkebeiner and Two Men Ten Suns.

“A spooky story with creepy twists reminding the reader that we all see ghosts.”  Author Peter Cummings, MD, The Neuropathology of Zombies.

Shawna did most of her growing up in her hometown of Millinocket. She received her Master’s in Fine Arts from the Stonecoast Graduate Program in the first graduating class. She served as poetry editor at Words & Images Literary Journal; has taught creative writing at Cedar’s in Portland, is an adjunct professor at Southern Maine Community College and Southern New Hampshire University.  Her work has appeared in numerous online and print publications. Among them: Virtual Writer, Postcard Shorts, Voice of the Bards, Retail Woes, Pill Hill Press, and Static Movement publications. Her work is also forthcoming in several publications and anthologies.  Shawna is currently at work on her second novel.

For more information on author Shawna Galvin  and Macabre Maine please contact Or check out the Web site at  You can also see more about Shawna at The Ghost In You can be purchased online at or

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Release Poster

Posted by on December 29, 2013

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The Ghost In You release

Posted by on November 12, 2013


Book release by Shawna Galvin.  We are pleased to announce the release of our very first novel: “The Ghost in You” by local Macabre writer, Shawna Galvin!!


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It’s finally here.  An e-book edition is available on ibook, itunes, and Barnes and Noble. The paperback edition is available on  


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The Ghost In You, a Novel

Posted by on October 17, 2013

It’s almost time for the release of my first novel, which has been in the works for many years.  I originally had a different title.  After writing and researching, lots of editing and help from fellow writers and mentors, started with a blank page and re-typed the entire book during the summer of 2012.  That is when the title clicked, and yes, it is the name of a song by the Psychedelic Furs, and just made sense for the entire contents of my story.  I am ever grateful for the song and title, and on a side note, I did get to see the Psychedelic Furs live during the Summer of 2013.  That was pretty cool.

Back to the book, it is about to be released during October 2013 by Macabre Maine.

It’s been a long time coming.

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Baseball Playoffs

Posted by on June 9, 2013

Just getting started here and it’s about time I had my own site.

As my creative brain goes, I just do some things on the fly–organized chaos perhaps.  Will get this going soon.  Now off to my son’s game.

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