Picking Up the Ghost is a finalist in the San Diego Book Awards for Unpublished Young Adult Novel and I didn’t have to sleep with anyone this time. I just finished printing and proofing three copies of the 441 page manuscript. Counting 1323 pages was easier than I thought. And I learned something about MS Word; if you’re going to print a large document wait until the entire file is loaded into memory before giving the order to print. Trust me on this.