Friday, November 25, 2016

Pikes Peak Writers Celebrates Andrew Beasley

By: Ann S. Hill

Congratulations to Andrew Beasley whose historical novel took second place in the 2016 Colorado Gold Writers Contest. The Chinese Ghost is a work of fiction of 87,000 words. It is set in 1854 in California.

Shay Hardiman receives an inheritance: land, a cabin, and Wei Lu, a Chinese slave woman. They resent their enforced relationship but overcome their differences in face of threats from Colonel Jackson Carleton. In a frontier society where the strong take what they want, Carleton attempts to force them from their new home. Their survival depends on their trust in one another, and the wisdom of their desperate decisions. When an elderly Chinese man uncovers a long-buried secret, Hardiman and Wei Lu use it to defeat Colonel Carleton and secure their future.

Andrew Beasley has written professionally for the past twenty years. He’s been a freelance, non-fiction author for magazines of the Taunton Press (Fine Homebuilding, Fine Woodworking, Fine Gardening), and has appeared in a number of televised episodes for the DIY and HGTV networks. He flew supersonic jets as an Air Force pilot and now flies an experimental aircraft with which he has won a pair of races. He enjoys both literary and historical fiction and is currently working on short stories and a novel set in Europe in the 1920s.

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