I'm actually blogging today to congratulate my friend Anita Laydon-Miller on the launch of her new, kid's ebook, A SCARY GOOD BOOK. Also to help spread the word. Which, if you don't see the subtle hint, means you should click one or both of these links. You won't be sorry.
Twelve-year-old Hannah Stone tells everyone she’s “okay,” but that’s a total lie. Two years ago her dad was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The detective in charge of the case never found the driver, but he somehow managed to get Hannah’s mom to fall in love with him. The jerk. And speaking of love, Hannah’s developed a major crush on Ollie Ortega—he’s her best friend and the only one she can talk to—a crush on Ollie is so not a good idea.
Also not a good idea? Searching for a missing person with no help from the police. But that’s exactly what Hannah does when she finds messages in library books—underlined words that point her in the direction of someone who needs her.
And, suddenly, Hannah’s even further from okay. She breaks into a library, gets caught in a kidnapper’s web, and is stalked by her dad’s killer, all in an effort to save a life…but can she save herself, too?
Does that not sound cool? Of course it does. (I know you're not supposed to answer yourself when you ask a rhetorical question, but really, this book sounds so awesome, I had to.)
So go check it out. And then in a day or two, maybe three, come back and hear about SCBWI.