Larry, Michelle Portch breathe life into buried history in new ghost novel

Larry, Michelle Portch breathe life into buried history in new ghost novel

In 1848 roughly 300,000 people flocked to California for their chance at fortune during the California Gold Rush. Similarly, many Americans of today search for buried treasure in the soil. While the treasure hunters of today use metal detectors as opposed to the people of 1848 and their panning technique, they're still looking for the same thing - adventure.

Metal detector enthusiast Larry Portch and his daughter Michelle Portch tell the story of four children and aspiring treasure hunters who find far more than they bargained for in their new book, "Union Ghosts of Mountsville Hollow: And the Four Confederate Banshees" (published by AuthorHouse).

"Union Ghosts of Mountsville Hollow" follows a group of children on a quest for treasure and adventure. Equipped with their metal detectors, they expect to find minerals, coins and the occasional hunk of junk. As their luck would have it, they find themselves in the midst of the battle of Mountsville Hollow surrounded by what appear to be Civil War soldiers.

The children's parents have been planning a trip to the same area to metal detect. With their concerned parents sure to be heading their way, the children have to hurry home to their parents, with their newfound friends from beyond the grave as their guides.

Filled with historical facts from the Civil War era, Larry and Michelle Portch are confident their story will not only entertain, but also educate readers.

"Union Ghosts of Mountsville Hollow"
By Larry Portch and Michelle Portch
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781491866184
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781491865972
E-Book | 142 pages | ISBN 9781491865965
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Larry Portch lived in the Middleburg, Va., area for many years and had a high interest in the history of the Civil War and metal detecting. Most of "Union Ghosts of Mountsville Hollow" was pieced together from his exploits and research on the subject.

Michelle Portch was an actress and drama teacher, with a master's degree in musical theatre performance from San Diego State University, as well as a master's in theatre and English education from NYU. She has listened to her father's tales most of her life, and was thrilled by the opportunity to write with him.

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