Keep Your Eye Out for More of My Work 

The New YA Novel from
Author David M. Lafferty

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"A Place of Shadows" is now available in softcover at Book Baby   It is also available in both softcover and e-book at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Look for it at Powell's Books and other fine booksellers as well!

"A Place of Shadows"

Ben Wolf is a teen who has always kept his special gift a secret. After all, sharing his ability to sense emotions and see visions would only expose him as a freak. Who needs that? But when Ben and his artist mother inherit an old house in Windward Cove, everything changes. Not only does he discover that the small Northern California town has more than its share of ghosts, but he soon realizes that he'll need all of his abilities to understand the strange things going on around him:

The sound of a child's laughter in the vineyard.

Overwhelming cold and despair from the room above the attic.

An unseen presence that wanders the house at night.

A mystery dating back to the 1940s.


Most of all, he must figure out why his mother is slowly wasting away, obsessed with the gloomy room, the vineyard, and a scene on canvas slowly emerging from her paintbrush. And he needs to do it soon — before it kills her.