The Gift of the Twin Houses – Book One of the Perils of a Reluctant Psychic

The Gift of the Twin Houses
253 Pages
Dragonfly Media
ISBN 9781642374933

The box of old photographs lay quietly in the attic of the home for years, a record of its residents and those of its nearby twin house. In the box, the secrets of generations wait restlessly for someone capable of sensing their presence.

Fifty-six-year-old Sarah Salas has relocated to a secluded house in the North Cascades of Washington State. An unwilling clairvoyant since birth, she heeds the call of the photos. Through the faded pictures, the deceased offer fragments of a tale of incest, jealousy, and murder.

As Sarah slowly pieces together the tattered remnants of the past, she finds her present complicated by an attraction to her next-door neighbor Conrad Thompson, who has a strong connection to the former residents of the twin houses haunting Sarah. He may also hold the key to her future—if Sarah is willing to let him into her secluded life.

Part romance, part paranormal mystery, The Gift of the Twin Houses offers a past that, if accepted, might empower the future.

V. & D. Povall

About V. & D. Povall (San Diego, California Author)

V. & D. Povall

V. & D. Povall are a husband and wife writing team that has authored and published nonfiction manuals and articles as well as written four short screenplays, six full-length screenplays, several novels, and are currently polishing a science-fiction epic.

The Perils of a Reluctant Psychic is a suspense-mystery series introducing Sarah’s extrasensory abilities and her exceptional talent for unraveling mysteries. Currently published are The Gift of the Twin Houses, Secrets of Innocence, and Jackal in the Mirror.

Under development are An Educated Death, Book One of the Justin Pierce murder mystery series introducing a modern Robin Hood; and Minder’s Labyrinth, Book One of the Chronicles of Kelahya, a suspense thriller set in the 25th Century.

Between them, they possess a doctorate and years of practical experience in film, television, and theater. Thanks to their rich international family backgrounds, they bring to the page a variety of experiences and points of view. They speak several languages and have lived in different cultures.

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Victoria Povall

About Victoria Povall (Co-Author)

Victoria Povall

Victoria grew up in a family of artists and storytellers. Her father was an author and theater director. He was appointed as Artistic Director of the Royal Theater in Spain. Victoria’s mother was a well-known theatrical costume designer. From an early age Victoria participated in the critique process of her father’s novels, screenplays, and plays, as well as her mother’s designs. She wrote and staged her first play while in High School. This creative practice propelled her life-long passion for story telling that stimulates imagination.

David Povall

About David Povall (Co-Author)

David Povall

David is a producer, director, and actor who has been involved in films, television, and theater. When he entered drama school he wrote his first play, and over the years has written poetry, short stories, and screenplays. He grew up surrounded by historians (his mother being one of them), anthropologists, and archeologists. These experiences informed him with a deep understanding of other cultures, both ancient and modern.