MOTHMAN’S CURSE – 2015 Whitney Awards Finalist
Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family’s auction house each week. But when she and her brothers discover a Polaroid camera that prints pictures of the ghost of local recluse John Goodrich, they are drawn into a mystery dating back over a hundred years. A desperate spirit, cursed jewelry, natural disasters, and the horrible specter of Mothman all weave in and out of the puzzle that Josie must solve to break the curse and save her own life.
. . . I grew up loving stories about the creatures that curl your toes and the legends that send a shiver down your spine. Now I love writing about them, too. I grew up in the northwest and now live in Utah with my family, our dog, Chewie, and a house full of vintage finds that I secretly hope might be haunted.
In addition to carting home piles of library books about ghosts, I devoured everything by Cleary and Blume, the rock stars of children’s lit. My all-time favorite books range from Little Women and Anne of Green Gables to Harold and His Purple Crayon to Susan Cooper’s Over Sea, Under Stone and Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain. I’m always up for a return visit to Hogwarts and Narnia, and never tire of E.B. White’s glorious essays.
I am a sucker for M. Night Shyamalan movies. I love music, travel, antiques, the ocean, and baseball. Guilty pleasures include chocolate Heath bar Blizzards and Scramble with Friends.
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