In this prequel story to Restless Spirits, farm hand and single father Joe Bentley is touched by his employers' generosity when they include him and his little girl, Clarice, in their family Christmas celebrations. But their young daughter, Sarah, is none too happy when her parents play Santa for Clarice. As Sarah's true colors come out, Joe gets his first glimpse of the monster she'll become.
Jean Marie Bauhaus is a ginger GenXer who speaks with a twang that underscores her Northeastern Oklahoma upbringing. She developed a passion for good storytelling at an impressionable young age, and today channels that passion into writing.
A freelance writer and book editor by trade, Jean is addicted to yarn, dark chocolate, and even darker coffee. She has a degree in social science with an emphasis on psychology and sociology, and she thinks that someday she may do something with it besides psychologically profiling her characters and applying social theory to fictional societies.
She makes her home in Northeastern Oklahoma with her husband Matt and their gaggle of four-legged dependents. Connect with her on Twitter, and on Instagram @jmbauhaus.