Born in New England, Linda Watkins' family moved to Michigan when she was a child. But her east coast roots remained strong and, each summer, she journeyed back to visit relatives. Her favorite place to stay was a remote island off the coast of Maine, accessible only by boat.
When she graduated from college, (Carnegie Mellon '70), she relocated to San Francisco Bay Area where she lived and worked for thirty years. But the allure of that special island remained strong and, in 2006, she packed up her four dogs and belongings and fulfilled her dream, moving to Chebeague Island, Maine (year-round pop. 350).
She lived there for seven years and, while a resident, she penned her award-winning novel of horror and suspense, MATEGUAS ISLAND (published in April of 2014). In December of that same year, she published the sequel to MATEGUAS, aptly titled, RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND.
Today, she resides in Western Michigan and is at work on the 3rd full-length novel in the Mateguas Series, GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS.
With Kaitlin in critical condition after a fatal stab wound, reluctant psychic Billie Culpepper has learned that the body she found in the Murder House is actually her own father. With the help of Detective Mockler, the cold case of her mother's death is reopened as Billie searches for the truth behind her past and her family's connection to the infamous Murder House.
Adding trouble to the mix is everyone's favourite charlatan and occult investigator, John Gantry, whose own troubled history threatens to destroy them all.
Praise for Douglas Clegg's fiction
Dark of the Eye
The Children's Hour
The Criminally Insane Series:
The Harrow Series:
The Hour Before Dark
You Come When I Call You
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Machinery of Night
"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."
-- Bentley Little, author of The Policy
-- John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil's Labyrinth.
"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction."
-- Peter Straub
author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the New York Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King)
"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby."
-- Dean Koontz
"Clegg is one of the best!"
-- Richard Laymon
"Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!"
-- Robert R. McCammon
author of The Queen of Bedlam and Speaks The Nightbird.
Having laid her lost mother to rest, Billie is ready to start a new chapter in her life with Ray Mockler but the ghosts of the past refuse to rest in peace. When her ability to speak to the dead threatens her last chance at happiness, Billie decides to shut out the ghosts and quit the spookshow forever.