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Donna had never been like other girls.

She was raised by her enigmatic grandmother, who held séances in her parlor, mystifying strangers who came to their home on smoky summer nights seeking messages from deceased loved ones.

Year later, she’s settled into a normal life with her husband Joe, and attending art school at Castell Community College in the evenings with her best friend Andrea. But Castell is much more than a school.

Once home to a children’s hospital, the ghosts of the restless dead still roam the darkened hallways, and now they want something from Donna…and they’ll stop at nothing to get it…


“Sandy continues to impress with each book that she writes and MESSAGES FROM THE DEAD might just be her best and most haunting tale yet. You will lock the windows and doors, and probably keep a night light on after experiencing “Messages From The Dead”. It is a must read for anyone who appreciates dark literature at its finest and like me enjoys being scared. I give it my highest recommendation.” –LITERARY MAYHEM

“I have never read anything by Sandy DeLuca that I did not enjoy and MESSAGES FROM THE DEAD was is no exception. Much like Greg F. Gifune, DeLuca has a gift for looking at the dark side of the world and forcing the reader to face that reality through her fiction. Every page of Deluca’s work reads as if it is three or four pages long as the reader must study every world. While this type of writing can lead to the reader becoming lost or disinterested in the hands of a lesser writer, this is never a problem with DeLuca. MESSAGES FROM THE DEAD is around 100 pages long yet feels like 200 and still left me wanting more. Plus, it scared the hell out of me and left me both terrified and exultant to be in the hands of a master (mistress, actually) of the genre. I highly recommend this book yet caution the readers to expect to keep their lights on for a week to illuminate those dark corners filled with subtle sounds then the world is filled with darkness.” –THE EXAMINER


Sandy DeLucaSandy DeLuca created GODDESS OF THE BAY publishing in the late 90’s, producing several anthologies and a string of small press magazines. From 2001 to 2003 she edited and owned DECEMBER GIRL PRESS, producing novels and short story collections.

She was a finalist for the BRAM STOKER for poetry award in 2001. She’s written and published four novels, two poetry collections and several novellas. At present she is a fulltime writer and painter.

To learn more about Sandy, please visit her website.