Support the author because you can read here for free:

When artists gather at a remote Appalachian estate for a retreat, they are unaware that their energy is feeding something unwholesome. Sculptor Mason Jackson and dying parapsychologist Anna Galloway must uncover the dark secrets of Korban Manor before their own spirits become trapped forever.

Orb photos of the manor that inspired the book
The real manor that inspired the book
Read a chapter
Buy the e-book at
Amazon, Amazon UK, Kobo, Smashwords,, or iBookstore

CREATIVE SPIRIT: A modern Gothic thriller

After parapsychologist Anna Galloway is diagnosed with metastatic cancer, she has a recurring dream in which she sees her own ghost. The setting of her dream is the historic Korban Manor, which is now an artist’s retreat in the remote Appalachian Mountains. Drawn both by the ghost stories surrounding the manor and her own sense of destiny, Anna signs up for the retreat.

Sculptor Mason Jackson has come to Korban Manor to make a final, all-or-nothing attempt at success before giving up his dreams. When he becomes obsessed with carving Ephram Korban’s form out of wood, he questions his motivation but is swept up in a creative frenzy unlike any he has ever known.

The manor itself has secrets, with fires that blaze constantly in the hearths, portraits of Korban in every room, and deceptive mirrors on the walls. With an October blue moon looming, both the living and the dead learn the true power of their dreams.

Like movies? Read Scott's screenplay adaptation or buy the bonus edition that includes the screenplay!

Author's preferred edition of 2005 mass market paperback The Manor. Bonus edition with screenplay at, Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords


For U.K. Kindle:

HomeScott's Where, When, WhyJournalLinks to Scott's available storiesFor Writers And Other Losers/Author InterviewsWho Scott thinks he isLinks to writers and e-zinesPress KitE-mail Scott
free Kindletroubled the manor Scott Nicholson UK Kindle book paranormal romance Gothic novel urban fantasy paranormal thriller British horror supernatural thriller horror Appalachian folk magic ghosts ghost Appalachian ghost creative spirit haunted computer haunted house story haunted haunting Christopher Ransom James Herbert horror Stephen King Noel Hynd M.R. James Peter Straub

Scott Nicholson copyright 2001-2010ŠAll rights reserved