Posts Tagged ‘middle grade mystery books’

Majestic Hollow by Laurel Veil a Halloweeny highlight

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Majestic Hollow Paperback by Laurel Veil


Twelve-year-old Joe Sebastian feels depressingly average. His older brother Cameron, a football star, gets all his parents’ attention while Joe’s left babysitting his Van Helsing-obsessed little brother.

Maybe that’s why Joe likes Cole. Cole has no family responsibilities; he’s a runaway living in the local cemetery, surrounded by iron crosses forged by Joe’s great-great-grandfather, once a blacksmith for the sleepy harbor town of Majestic Hollow.

Cole has his own reasons for befriending Joe and social outcast Vidonia Finkle, reasons forced on him by Belzore, the powerful being known in local folklore as The Boogey Man. Belzore wants nothing less than total control of Majestic Hollow. With an army of vampires, werewolves, and witches at his command, he should be able to take over easily. So why does Belzore fear Joe and Vi, or need to manipulate an unwilling Cole?

The answer lies in a secret buried in both the town’s past and the cemetery—if Joe and his friends can uncover it. More than Majestic Hollow is at stake. If the town falls, Belzore’s infernal minions will infest all of North America. Joe’s going to have to be much more than average to stop this invasion.


Laurel Veil is a new and upcoming author with over five new books released just this year. And, her latest, Strong Like Me was just released this summer.She is a mom and former middle school teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, likes reading for fun and loves writing when she gets the chance!



The Revenge of Thelma Hill, Halloween chills and thrills by Margot Finke

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Margot, is so nice to meet you. How long have you been writing?

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I have been writing forever—yet only with an eye to publication for about 20 years.
Tell us where you were born and where you live now.

I was born in Bendigo (a gold mining town) in Victoria, Australia, but I grew up in the tropics of Queensland. I married an American, and we came to live in Oregon USA with our three kids, many years ago.

Wow. How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?

If an idea come to me in the dark (more…)