Preview Skull Creek Stakeout

The Caden Chronicles series

Skull Creek Stakeout

The good news is, vampires aren’t real. The bad news is…you can’t believe the news.

Nick Caden is a normal fourteen-year-old kid with a “supernatural” knack for finding trouble, ghosts, vampires, and all sorts of undead–or so it seems.

After solving the ghost story murder at Deadwood Canyon, Nick lands a job as a roving reporter for The Cool Ghoul Gazette, a website on paranormal or supernatural disturbances. When the editor sends Nick to investigate a murder in Transylvania, North Carolina, the young super sleuth finds a corpse with fangs, bite marks and a stake driven through the heart. If Nick proves vampires are real, his job as an investigative journalist is set for life! But once he begins to peel back the clues surrounding the mystery of Skull Creek Nick finds his new job is not only scary and dangerous but about to suck the life out of him.

The Skull Creek Stakeout – a story middle-readers and adults can sink their teeth into.

The Caden Chronicles – winner of the 2013 Selah award for Young Adult fiction.


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Preview Dead Man’s Hand

The Caden Chronicles series

Dead Man's Hand

In an authentic old west ghost town where the dead don’t stay dead, Nick Caden uncovers the body of Jesse James … and other deadly secrets.

Awards for Dead Man’s Hand
Winner of the 2013 Selah award for Young Adult Fiction

2013 INSPY Award nominee ( Literature for Young People )
2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award nominee
Book Summary
It’s All Just a Show…Right? Just Hollywood theatrics?
“This is an authentic old west ghost town, son. Around these parts the dead don’t stay dead.”Nick Caden’s vacation at Deadwood Canyon Ghost Town takes a deadly turn toward trouble when the fourteen-year-old finds himself trapped in a livery stable with the infamous outlaw Jesse James. The shooter whirls, aims and… vanishes. Great theatrics, Nick thinks, except now he’s alone in the hayloft with the bullet-riddled body of Billy the Kid. And by the time the sheriff arrives, the body disappears.Soon Nick is caught in a deadly chase—from an abandoned gold mine, through forbidden buffalo hunting grounds, and across Rattlesnake Gulch. Around every turn he finds another suspect. Will Nick solve the murder? Will his parents have him committed? Or will the town’s infatuation with Hollywood theatrics conceal the real truth about souls, spirits and the destiny that awaits those who die.

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Eddie Jones

Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas for BRMCWC, 2016


Eddie as pirate publisherEddie Jones is Founder and CEO of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and co-founder of Christian Devotions Ministries. He is also an award-winning author with HarperCollins. Learn more about Eddie at

Below are the workshops Eddie taught at the 2016 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. If you would like to invite Eddie to teach at your church or meet with your writer’s group, email him at:

Crafting Your First Devotion – Turning Personal Experiences into Parables

In this class, you will learn how to draw readers into your devotion, article, or story with the “Hook, Book, Look, Took” method of writing. Devotions are compact stories (think of the parables of Jesus) focused on a single topic that conveys a specific spiritual lesson. Class handouts include: Christian devotion markets, devotion samples, and tips for brainstorming ideas.

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Crafting Your First Novel: Character’s Journey

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, your character’s journey and destination should leave readers satisfied with its ending and longing for the beginning of your next novel. In this class we will identify the common “mile markers” found in every great story. From introduction and underlying character motivation to your lead’s moment of maxim angst, we’ll show how to keep your characters on the path of their story, not some rigid outline.

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Crafting Your First Cozy Mystery

Cozy readers expect a puzzle, an amateur sleuth, a gathering of suspects (3-5), and an unexpected climax where the killer is revealed. In this class we’ll examine the steps necessary to build cozy mystery that leaves your readers asking for more books in the series.

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Crafting Your First Romance Novel

In this class we’ll dissect the classic romance “W” formula, examine the stock scenes found in most Hallmark romance movies, and learn when and how to add the breakup scenes to your story.

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