“Danny Jones & William’s Ghost,” a new book by Donna E. Leaseburg, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co.
Danny Jones is a child of divorce, struggling to find his place in the world. William is a ghost, struggling to understand his death and the impact it continues to have on his family. Their unique bond allows them to comfort and help one another and begin to heal as they strive to solve a mystery and deal with real-life issues.
Donna E. Leaseburg examines the family unit as it breaks down and struggles to rebuild. Through the exploration of damaged relationships between a father and son, husband and wife, and friend to friend, Leaseburg reveals the value of preserving relationships, even spiritual ones, and coming to terms with the things we can’t change.
Leaseburg was born and raised in Clarksburg, as the seventh of 11 children. Today, Leaseburg and her husband, Robin, still live in Clarksburg. They have been married for 46 years and share one daughter and four grandchildren.
Leaseburg spent her career in public accounting as a certified public accountant, although writing has remained her decades-long hobby. She is the author of a rhyming children’s book, titled ‘I Dreamed I Was A Cloud,’ that was published in 2009. The setting for “Danny Jones & William’s Ghost” is a real lake, located in West Union, WV, where many treasured memories were made with family and friends. Though some characters are based on actual persons, all characters in the story are fiction.
Illustrator Cynthia C. Hall is a West Virginia native, born in the city of Clarksburg. As a soldier’s daughter, Hall has moved around quite a bit. Traveling around the world has only intensified her love and appreciation for art. With the uncertainties associated with being a member of a military family, art was a constant that she was always able to turn to. Hall is currently attending college in South Carolina. She aims to become an art teacher so she can share her passion with children. Everything in Hall’s life, her education, her relationships, and her future revolves around art.