Doesn't that sound scary?
Margot Finke has written a classical-style ghost story for middle grade readers. It combines the scaryness with an exciting plot about characters kids will identify with.
And Thelma Hill, while spooky, isn't the villain, but Frannie, with help from her friend, Jeff, has to find out who is.
And that turns out to be much more dangerous than a ghost.
I don't want to give the plot away, but I think lots of kids will love reading this book.
The author told me,"As I wrote this I discovered I was modeling the ghost after my mum. Kinda channeling her. . . So I went whole hog and put her name in the title as well. I know she would be thrilled to be a main character in this book"
BIO: Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant who writes midgrade adventure fiction and rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between her writing.
She didn't begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot said, "I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes! "
Margot has 13 published books, and Survival by Walkabout, the follow-up to Taconi and Claude, has just hit the bookshelves. Margot also does Skype Author Visits to many schools in the US, and she runs a Manuscript Critique Service. Nothing gives Margot a bigger thrill than to hear that a book she helped polish has been published. “This is always a huge YEA moment.”
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