Midwestern author, Lori Roberts, fell in love with Charleston, South Carolina. A favorite vacation spot for her family. She loves the beaches, the beautiful Lowcountry landscape, the architecture of the homes, and especially, the southern dialect and charm of the native Carolinians.
Given Mrs. Roberts interest in historical fiction (she is a Civil War reenactor as Mrs. Stonewall Jackson) and her fondness for ghost stories, she blended the two together in her contemporary novel, Cries in the Night and set it in the port town of Charleston.
Her story begins with Carly and Austin Tabor who have relocated from the Mile High City of Denver to the Low Country of Charleston. They’ve purchased a diamond-in-the-rough home on historic King Street. As soon as renovations begin, unexplained noises and misplaced objects disrupt the work crews’ efforts to complete the job in peace, jeopardizing their safety. Once the work is completed and the couple move into their dream home, a trio of spirits make Carly’s life miserable. As the battle wages between spirits, who do everything in their limited power to drive the new occupants away, and the Tabor’s, who are determined to do whatever it takes to bring peace, laying claim to a happy home, they bring in sensitive, Delaney Warrick, and paranormal investigators, to help find out why the ghosts won’t leave.
Donna Akers, author Legends, Stories and Ghostly Tales of Abingdon and Washington County, Virginia and other historical nonfiction, said, “Lori Roberts’ outstanding supernatural mystery weaves together Charleston’s early history with a story of intrigue and crime to both educate and entertain the reader. Set against the backdrop of historic Charleston, the tale brings to light the darker side of the port city's early days as a young couple struggles to make a home in this house full of unsettled spirits.”
Lori Roberts is a resident of Brownstown, Indiana. She is married with three grown children and four grandchildren. She has Bachelors of Science, Elementary Education, and Middle School Social Studies degrees from Indiana University SE where she is also on the Dean’s List. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. Her passion is American history and the War Between the States. In her capacity as Civil War reenactor, Mrs. Stonewall Jackson, she performs living history talks and book talks.
The public is invited to Lori Roberts’ launch of Cries in the Night at Barnes & Noble at 1812 Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC on October 24th from 1-3pm. Her books will be available nationally in bookstores and from online stores. ISBN: 978-0-9908416-2-3, $15.95, Canterbury House Publishing. For more information about the launch call: 843-556-6561.