Paranormal author, JT Baroni, shares his spooky book today, The Legend of Rachel Petersen. It’s a ghost story with a bonus.
Baroni donates a portion of the proceeds to The Leader Dogs for the Blind–a charity based in Rochester Hills, Michigan. This organization has been providing free leader dog training and placement since 1939. It’s directly changed the lives of thousands along the way including JT’s brother, Gene, who has been blind since birth.
JT is also giving away an ebook (.mobi format) of The Legend of Rachel Petersen to one lucky commenter. Leave a comment and email to win! Winner will be selected 9/14 by random.org.
Writing for a Cause
by JT Baroni
Over the past few decades I’ve directly experienced both the generosity and the impact of the vital services The Leader Dogs for the Blind provide.
The visually impaired depend, trust, and rely on their dogs each and every day. I was actually Gene’s first ‘leader dog’ as a kid; we were totally inseparable. Since adulthood he has had three canine companions and I want to ensure that the charity can continue to do their great work.
Raising a puppy to Leader Dog status is extremely time consuming and expensive. In fact, it averages around forty thousand dollars per dog. I hope that this book will, in some way, relieve the financial burden to The Leader Dogs for the Blind and allow them to continue their great work well into the future.
I’m constantly impressed by the ability of my brother’s leader dog; helping Gene navigate around his home city of Philadelphia.
However, the inspiration for my book, The Legend of Rachel Petersen, came from an experience near my own home in rural Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
I am an avid outdoorsman and there are some fascinating places to explore within walking distance of my home. Last year I discovered a grave, deep in the woods. This gave me the inspiration for my book. And I hope it has an impact on not only readers who enjoy a ghost story, but people like my brother, Gene.
About The Legend of Rachel Petersen
Christian Kane, a thirty nine year-old sports writer, becomes lividly outraged when The Pittsburgh Gazette overlooks him for a well-deserved and coveted promotion. After quitting his job and moving to the country to write fiction, he is inspired by a grave he stumbles upon in the woods.
This experience compels Kane to write The Legend of Rachel Petersen, a story about the dead twelve year-old girl who is buried beneath the weathered tombstone. His release unexpectedly climbs the country’s Best Seller lists and is turned into a hugely successful Hollywood movie. With his new found wealth and fame, Kane is dumbfounded when Rachel rises from the grave, seeking revenge on him for slandering her name.
….Or, does she?
For a movie trailer of the book, click here.
About the Author:
JT Baroni lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a small town east of Pittsburgh. As long as he can remember, he has been an avid outdoorsman, and has always had a fondness for word games and great story-telling literature. His older brother, who was born blind, taught him the game of chess at an early age; consequently, he plays a mean game.
Along with his wife Becky and Son Skyler, Baroni shares their cozy home with a psychotic dog, a full-blooded boxer they christened ‘Butkus’. When he is not on the job as a transformer repairman with the local electric company, you’ll find him either hunting, fishing, or rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Baroni has also penned several song lyrics, which have been professionally put to music and are currently signed with a music publisher.