Maralee Lowder is a writer of many genres - romance, historicals, humorous, and metaphysical fiction. While living in Dunsmuir, California, she heard stories of the haunted old mortuary on Sacramento Street, down by the railroad tracks. The writer part of her brain could not dismiss the stories she was hearing. Was the old building truly haunted? And if it was, who was haunting it - and why? She learned that yes, it is haunted, even to this day. The Mortician's Wife was inspired by the old building - and the current haunts.