Author Spotlight: New Character, Big Twists in David Brookover’s ‘Ghostworld’

Author David Brookover may be relatively new to publishing novels, but he’s far from inexperienced. The 65-year-old former English teacher has released his sixth novel through Outskirts Press since retiring in 2011 and is gearing up for a seventh.

Two of his other novels, Mortal Eclipse and The Ancient Breed, garnered critical acclaim and featured the beloved recurring character Nick Bellamy. Brookover seems to have proven his knack for detective and fantasy works. His latest, the fantasy novel Ghostworld, introduces fans of his Teddi McCoy books (The Fossil and Demon Key) to Joe Luna, a supernatural investigator with supernatural origins himself.

“His mother was a sorceress and his father is a werewolf,” or a “sorwolf,” Brookover explained for Cary’s Comics Craze. The fanboy website profiled Brookover in September. With that pedigree, it makes sense that Luna is the top gun in Florida’s fictional Department of Supernatural Investigations. The very special, special agent witnesses a pair of gruesome homicides at the Ghostworld theme park, setting in motion a fantastic mystery that grows darker as the investigation progresses.

Though Brookover has only been publishing for a relatively short time, he’s been writing for longer than many of his former students have been alive, using the summers off from teaching to churn out ideas, one chapter at a time.

“Ideas start growing up in my mind,” he said. “The problem is weeding out the bad ones. The good ones are right behind the bad ones, whether it be a title or a character.”


David Brookover, a longtime resident of Orlando, now lives in Norwalk, Conn., with his wife, Mary. He taught English for many years, and spent 23 years in advertising as an executive and writer. He retired in 2011 and now devotes himself to writing.

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