Monday, June 11, 2012

Sometimes things do come back from the dead ...

The Creek is back!

My book, The Creek, which had gone out of print years ago (sob!) has been resurrected as an e-book  just in time for summer reading (whee!)  

... and it has a fabulous new cover by the incredibly multi-talented Elicia Castaldi!

About The Creek:
Caleb Devlin is a legend on Mockingbird Lane--the boy who terrorized an entire town before he got sent away. They say he hurt other kids, tortured animals, set fires, and did things grown-ups speak of only in whispers. But that was all before Penny and her little brother moved here. Now Caleb's back, older and more dangerous than ever, and terrible things have started happening again. The whole town knows he's responsible, but the police can't do anything without proof. So Penny and her friends have no choice but to try to stop him themselves. Except now he's after them.

"Holm, author of several historical novels about girls grappling with puberty, gives the theme a contemporary twist, adding trappings of a creepy thriller that pushes the story well beyond the wan child-plays-detective stuff so prevalent in youth mysteries."

"Chock-full of creepy moments, genuine tragedy, and sinister secrets. It's a good thing the plot moves quickly, because this one is hard to put down."
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"For middle schoolers hungry for horror fiction written on their level." 
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
CLICK HERE to try a sample or buy.