The Windsome Tree: A Ghost Story (Paperback)


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Unable to crawl out of her grief after losing her youngest child to leukemia, Mercy Amoretto, mother of four, takes her therapist's advice and starts to clean out the clutter in her life. In the garage, she finds an old tire and rope and, in a fanciful moment, creates a tire swing. Unknown to her, the rope, the tire, and the tree share a violent history. Once they are connected, that history is unleashed in the form of two child spirits from decades past. While on the swing, Mercy begins hearing cryptic messages from the spirits and is quick to believe the voices are key to finding her dead daughter. Hope turns to horror when two of her children appear to taunt her in tortuous ways. And when her children go missing, all eyes turn to Mercy. She's convinced the ghosts are to blame, but how can anyone believe her when she's the only one who hears their voices?

About the Author

EILEEN ALBRIZIO is a former ABC and NPR radio news host and journalist. During her tenure, she earned numerous first-prize honors for her news and features from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. She's a graduate of the CT School of Broadcasting and has earned a BFA in Theatre and an MA in English. She has published numerous volumes of short literature, which include poetry, plays, and short stories. Her writing has won many awards and has been nominated for many more. Her book The Box Under the Bed won the 2015 Paranormal Poetry and Prose Prize. She's a two-time recipient of the Greater Hartford Arts Council fellowship for poetry. A freelance creative writing teacher, she's taught at conferences and institutions across the Northeast, including at the York Correctional Institute, CT's maximum-security prison for women. She and her husband Wayne Horgan have owned and operated Heroes & Hitters, a comic book store in Rocky Hill, CT, since 1989. THE BOX UNDER THE BED: Haunting Tales and Tidbits. These compelling little poems and stories explore the dark side of the human psyche and the ghostly side of life. Available on

Product Details
ISBN: 9780692109144
ISBN-10: 0692109145
Publisher: Apparition Press
Publication Date: May 4th, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English