I’d like you to meet Corporal William Hyatt…

Bill was a Union Army sharpshooter who died at the Battle of Gettysburg. You will meet Cpl. Hyatt’s ghost in Fantastic America. His death, while tragic, is only one aspect of how he impacts the story. Bill has inhabited a specific part of the Gettysburg battlefield, called the Devil’s Den, for almost one hundred and fifty years.

Even after most spirits in the world disappeared on the night of the Winter Solstice in 2012, Bill remained behind. You will learn more about his life, death, and afterlife in my debut novel. His part in the story may seem inconsequential at first. Rest assured, he plays an important role as the keeper of a secret. Even he doesn’t realize how vital this information will become.

You don’t have to be a Civil War buff to appreciate his contribution to the novel. He’s more than capable of relaying his truth. I trust my readers to be able to figure out as much by what he doesn’t say as what he does say. Bill’s part of the story is a tragedy on may levels, and the company he falls in with is entirely to blame.

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