Please watch your step while entering into this gorgeous Victorian mansion, and try to keep your voices down while we are inside.
You see they say that if you listen closely enough you can hear voices coming from the walls.
From what I hear it is just women that hear the voices, so if you are a man I imagine you are safe.
To start off our tour of the house lets head up to the attic, a young girl once claimed to hear her dead mothers voice so if you have a dead relative you would like to communicate with you might want to try to start thinking of questions!
While we are heading to our destination take a look out the window to the left.
Do you see that forest there?
Rumor has it that people who venture into those woods tend to disappear so I personally wouldn’t recommend entering them.
Aw here we are in the dusty old attic.
Everyone listen carefully, do you hear that?
Am I going insane or is that really a voice coming from the walls????
Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparablea family. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.
B: What inspired Haunted Mansion?
A: Honestly, it was the trailer for Crimson Peak that pushed the snowball down the hill for this one, as far as trying to create an atmospheric setting.
B: What was the weirdest thing you had to research while writing this book?
A: At one point I ended up falling down a rabbit hole of info on different types of food preparations, and read about some truly strange ways to clean and prepare fish. There was so much food in this book!
B: What is the most unusual word you can recall misspelling in a manuscript?
A: It’s hard to remember specifics—I find that after working on a document for hours at a time, it’s the simplest of words that suddenly become impossible to remember. I call that the Brain Soup Phase. Just yesterday I tried to spell ‘ragged’ as ‘ragid’ and then ‘raggid’….sigh.
B: Where is your favorite place to write?
A: I just got a new (old) desk from the Goodwill and for the first time in years am not working from the dining room table. It’s been so wonderful, I’d definitely say it’s my current favorite place to write.
B: When you go to a carnival, what is the first ride you head to?
A: Absolutely the haunted house ride, if there is one.
B: Fried snickers or Fried Oreos?
A: Fried Oreos for the win!!
B: Ferris Wheel or Tilt-a-Whirl?
A: The Ferris Wheel! I love the leisurely ride and wonderful view. (Also, the Tilt-a-Whirl makes me sick as hell.)
B: If someone dared you to write “book nerd” on your forehead while wearing your favorite pajamas – and then share a photo of it – would you do it? (If so, we double dog dare you to do it and share it with us right here!) 😉
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