Author Channing Whitaker announces that there will be a book signing event with the new release,“Until the Sun Rises: One Night in Drake Mansion.” Saturday, May 16th at a local coffee shop: Mecca Coffee (Brookside Location) 1330 E 41st St. Tulsa, OK 74105, from 10AM to 1PM. Copies of the novel will be available for purchase for $16.00.
Eighty years ago, a wealthy Midwest family attended a traveling magic show, after which neither they, nor the dark and mysterious magician, Malvern Kamrar, were ever heard from or seen again. When two police investigators and three bystanders lost their lives inside the family’s mansion, the investigation was dropped and the property sealed off, until today.
About the book: "Eighty years ago, a wealthy Midwest family attended a traveling magic show, after which neither they, nor the dark and mysterious magician, Malvern Kamrar, were ever heard from or seen again. When two police investigators and three bystanders lost their lives inside the family’s mansion, the investigation was dropped and the property sealed off, until today. After nearly a century of rumors, theories, and haunted stories, for a live television event, the Drake family mansion will be opened, allowing five contestants to test their bravery by spending one night in the mysterious house to win their share of a million dollar prize.
Soon after entering the mansion, the aged journal of the family patriarch, Vinton Drake, is discovered, shedding light onto the mystery and just how deeply it’s rooted - all the way back to Vinton’s service as a medic in WWI, when he first met the magician.
The hand-picked contestants: a commune-with-the-dead psychic, a high-tech ghost hunter, a Hollywood scream queen, a local woman, and a professional skeptic and debunker named Harlan Holt, further fuel excitement as each tries to sort out the mystery for themselves.
A sharp departure from the familiar haunted house tale, through Harlan, this story explores the very nature of belief in the supernatural, with consequences more frightening than any ghost story.
Harlan’s investigation in the present is followed in tandem with Vinton’s own investigation of the magician Malvern in the past. Intensity soars when the contestants discover their lives, along with thousands more, are in genuine mortal peril. Is the mansion haunted? What fate befell Malvern and the Drake family? And will Harlan and the others uncover the truth in time to save themselves?"
Author Channing Whitaker was born in Centerville, Iowa. Channing studied cinema, screenwriting, literature, and mathematics at the University of Iowa. He went on to work in the production of television news, independent films, and commercial videos as well as to write for websites, corporate media, and advertising. His nearly 10-year career in writing has taken Channing from Iowa, to Texas, Alaska, and to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where he resides today. In that time, Channing has also written and directed over 50 short films.
Title: Until the Sun Rises: One Night in Drake Mansion
Author: Channing Whitaker
Available Formats: Paperback and ebook, 288 pages
Publisher: Oak Tree Press
Released: April, 2015
Current Book Availability:
- Barnes & Noble (Online),
- Select Brick & Mortar Retailers