World Premiere!

I just got the book trailer to The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave and I couldn’t wait until my regular Tuesday blog to share it with you!!! Just click or tap on the video to get it to play.

Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him.

Once again,seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.

But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?

Three Thing You’ll Learn From The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave

  1. It’s not just the parents who worry about their teens.  The teens also worry about their parents.
  2. Not all ghosts are scary.  Some of them are sweet, caring, and would be the best boyfriend, if only they were alive.
  3. Being the new kid in school is hard.  But when you’re in the twelfth grade and your father in the town’s mortician it can be terrifying.


Have you ever been the new kid school?  Or have you ever been in a situation that were the newcomer and found it hard to make friends?  I’ll give away a USB card with The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave on it to one person who leaves a comment.

(Unfortunately, this giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only. And if you are reading this on Goodreads, you must go to my blog page to comment in order to enter this giveaway.)

The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave is available for pre-order at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.


Last week, I gave you two chances to win a giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered. Sonja, you have won a copy of Haven by Mary Lindsey and Courtney H., you’ve won a copy of This Heart of Mine. Please email me at with your mailing address. Congratulations!

16 thoughts on “World Premiere!

  1. This is like the trailer for a trailer for a movie and now I want to watch a movie that doesn’t exist!!! Gahhhhh But in all honesty, I am very excited for this next chapter of your writing adventures! You always raise the bar when it comes to my expectations or stories to read! So I know this book will be a once in a lifetime experience

  2. Christie – the video was awesome! I can’t wait to read the book. You’re such a talented writer and you keep me constantly turning the pages until I’m done! Thanks for sharing your gift with the world.

  3. Loved it! Great trailer!

    When I went off to college my roommate hadn’t showed up yet so I was on my own meeting people at freshmen orientation. I felt like I was never going to meet any new friends. Then this one random girl sat down next to me 2 days later and we’ve been friends for many many years now!

  4. There was a time where a new girl had come to our school in the second grade. She must have not wanted to be there because she was always quiet. She was in my group and I would try to talk to her but she was just shy. One day the vice principle came in and had a talk with the class asking us to please be nice and try to be friends with her. We actually became really good friends. She was in most of my classes I 8th grade. We had Art together and we would always laugh and make fun of our artwork. Sadly she moved away that year and I actually cried because she became a good friend of mine. It felt really nice to be nice to a stranger because they award you with good memories. I’m in love with this trailer!! CC you write the most amazing books!! Your writing is amazing and I can always relate to the characters!! So excited!!!

  5. I have been the new kid. When my parents split up, we moved in with my grandparents over winter break in the middle of 8th grade. It took a good year before I felt settled in.

  6. This is so exciting! I love your books nothing is better than curling up with a book and becoming the characters we love to grow with <3!

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