This is a creative and slightly fabricated story of Haley’s writing journey. If you want the professional version check out her press kit.
Haley Whitehall was once an aspiring writer without direction. One day she wrote poetry the next non-fiction. She grasped at straws hoping to find her way.
Ghostly men, women, and children haunted her day and night. The nights were the worst. They turned her dreams into nightmares—gruesome images of slaves being whipped, chained, and sold. She dreamt of soldiers being unable to see the enemy through thick cannon smoke, sawbones amputating limbs, the piercing cries of the wounded rang in her ears.
She went to college at Central Washington University and got a B.A in history. She learned more about these people, but that did not appease them. They carried on long conversations with her explaining what the history books failed to mention. They continued to reveal the past to her in nightmares filled with hatred, racism and death. Occasionally, an inspirational dream graced her with restful sleep.
She kept waiting for a bush to catch on fire and give her guidance. Unable to take it any longer, she looked up to the sky and said, “What do you want me to do?”
“Write,” the ghostly voices said in unison.
From that day on, Haley has been a historical fiction author shedding light on often forgotten history. She consults with the ghosts for time to time to check her facts and renew her faith.
The nightmares have vanished. She has accepted her mission.
Haley is a member of Write on the River.