Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Revenge of Thelma Hill

"The Ghost of Thelma Hill, one brittle hand clamped onto Frannie's ankle, slowly dragged herself out of the grave."

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"

Here's more information about Margot Finke:
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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Margot Finke said...

Many thanks Janet. I really appreciate your recommendation. It was such an interesting book to write.

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Penelope Anne Cole said...

Hi Jan and Margot, I enjoyed this book, too! But then I like all of Margot's books! I love a good mystery. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.

Nicole weaver said...

Hi Jan and Margot,

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing the review. Margot's books are always fun to read. Wishing you great success with it Margot!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Margot, you are more than welcome. I enjoyed reading the book.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks for the comments, Penelope and Nicole.

Margot Finke said...

Many thanks to Nicole and Penny. Your long-time support is a wonderful gift.

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