Dreamcast: Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed by C.L. Gaber

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Dreamcast: Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed by C.L. Gaber

Dreamcast: Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed by C.L. GaberAscenders: High School for the Recently Departed by C.L. Gaber
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Published by Big Picture Media on April 20th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago...and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences.

Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead.

She doesn't go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young.

These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” zone where life hasn’t changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. "There are even cheerleaders in death," Walker observes. It's not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who "used to have this band." The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie.

Principal King explains the rules -- there are none. Why? You can't die twice.

There is no homework.
No tests.
You're just there to learn because the human brain isn't fully formed until you're 24.

By the way, you can't get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do ...because no one knows how long you'll stay in this realm or what's next.

"Losing someone you love would be like dying twice," Walker says.

* * * * * *
Walker Callaghan has just arrived at the Academy after a tragic car accident. “Is this heaven or is this high school?” she asks.

She finds out her new life is a bit of both as she falls in love with tat-covered, bad boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He's looking for a portal to return back to the living realm.

He needs just one hour to retrieve his younger brother who strangely never arrived at The Academy. Bobby is an Earth Bound Spirit, stuck at a plane crash site that took both of their lives as their rich father piloted his private jet nose-first into a cornfield on Christmas Eve.

Walker loves Daniel and risks it all to go with him.

Have they learned enough to outsmart dangerous forces while transporting a young child with them? Can their love survive the fragmented evil parts of themselves that are now hunting them down as they try to find a way back to the middle?

At the Academy, you learn the lessons of an after-lifetime.





dream cast

Dreamcast for The Ascenders:

So hard to do! I’m a lifelong entrainment journalist for the New York Times Syndicate and I’ve interviewed just about every star. Here goes….

Daniel Reid…     Unknown actor who looks like a young David Beckham. Think Beckham at 25.


Walker Callaghan….Unknown actress with smarts to spare and major guts…maybe Saoirse Ronan?

#4082011 Saoirse Ronan attending the royal film premiere of Lovely Bones at the Leicester Square Odeon cinema in London, UK on November 24, 2009. Fame Pictures, Inc - Santa Monica, CA, USA - +1 (310) 395-0500

Cass….Young Brad Pitt type, but beefier. Is he out there?


IzayahYoung Denzel Washington type


Pete Reid….David Beckham at 15…Hey, what about one of his sons? Brooklyn


Dr. Marvin KingWill Smith

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Will Smith arrives at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures "Focus" at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage) ORG XMIT: 538821931 ORIG FILE ID: 464350676

 Walker’s Mom Madeleine….Diane Lane


Walker’s Dad Sam…Ryan Gosling

(FILES) In this May 20, 2014 file photo, Canadian actor Ryan Gosling smiles as he arrives for the screening of the film "Lost River" at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Hollywood hearthrob Ryan Gosling and his actress girlfriend Eva Mendes are proud parents of a baby daughter, media reports said September 16, 2014. Mendes, who began dating the Canadian actor in 2011, gave birth last Friday, according to US Weekly, which first reported the birth. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI / FILESALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Ryan Gosl ORIG FILE ID: 533471496

 Harold the Gate Guard...Ving Rhames


Mrs. Maude Travis…..Helen Mirren


Music Teacher Kurt….Norman Reedus




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