Mark Teppo is the author of nearly a dozen novels that run the gamut from historical adventure fiction, eco-thrillers, urban fantasy, and experimental narrative. Recently, he was the showrunner for the Foreworld Saga, which involved a lot of world-building and collaborative writing. His latest effort at subverting genre conventions is to build his own publishing company, Resurrection House. He is a synthesist, a trouble-shooter (and -maker), a cat herder, and an idea man. His favorite Tarot card is the Moon. Visit him online at markteppo.com.
“You are an abiku, a spirt child,” he said. “You have come to your mother three times before and have died before your seventh year."
I know from Samara that it's useless wishing a gast away. You have to change yourself.