Dead Low Tide

Dead Low TideDecember 23, 2013 | Age Range: 9 and up | Series: The Caden Chronicles

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Skull Creek Stakeout

Who knows what the shores will reveal when the tide recedes?On vacation with his parents in Savannah, Georgia, Nick Caden is eager to investigate the mystery surrounding Heidi May Laveau, a girl who supposedly died years ago but whose body just washed up on the shore. (And only days before Savannah’s huge Zombie Crawl.)

Once more, Nick’s curiosity gets the better of him, only this time he brings his sister, Wendy, along to investigate—and she’s taken by what appears to be a zombie of the dead girl!

No one believes Nick when he claims a member of the living dead pulled his sister away in a canoe, even after she proves impossible to find. But this kidnapper has messages for Nick from ‘beyond the grave,’ and he faces the difficult task of sorting fact from fiction before his worst fears come true. It’s a race against the clock to discover where the true danger lies—because the answer might be right under Nick’s nose.

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

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About The Caden Chronicles Series

Social networking has changed the way young people communicate. Can we keep books in “their” loop? According to KidSay Market Researchers, Facebook is now the favorite website among tween (8-11) boys and teen (12-15) girls. Over 90% of tween boys and girls play games online. Could an adventure mystery series that plays off today’s fascination with the paranormal be the perfect antidote to the adolescent blank-stare fascination with video games?

“I want to give middle school readers (boys especially) a compelling story they can fall into, one that spurs their imagination and gets them jazzed about reading and using their creative gifts.”

Positioning Statement:
* Mystery adventure based on the paranormal fascination that exposes the myths and lies of the occult
* Spur discussion on spirits, souls,  ghosts, the undead, vampires, etc…
* Seeks to get parents and kids talking about the afterlife

Selling Points:
* Great read for boys and girls
* Entertaining, humorous, high adventure, focusing on intrigue and suspense
* Plays off today’s fascination with paranormal events and trends
* Discussion questions at the end of the book designed to get kids thinking about the consequences of our decisions

Skull Creek Stakeout

Skull Creek Stakeout

August 6, 2013 | Age Range: 9 and up | Series: The Caden Chronicles

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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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About The Caden Chronicles Series

Social networking has changed the way young people communicate. Can we keep books in “their” loop? According to KidSay Market Researchers, Facebook is now the favorite website among tween (8-11) boys and teen (12-15) girls. Over 90% of tween boys and girls play games online. Could an adventure mystery series that plays off today’s fascination with the paranormal be the perfect antidote to the adolescent blank-stare fascination with video games?

“I want to give middle school readers (boys especially) a compelling story they can fall into, one that spurs their imagination and gets them jazzed about reading and using their creative gifts.”

Positioning Statement:
* Mystery adventure based on the paranormal fascination that exposes the myths and lies of the occult
* Spur discussion on spirits, souls,  ghosts, the undead, vampires, etc…
* Seeks to get parents and kids talking about the afterlife

Selling Points:
* Great read for boys and girls
* Entertaining, humorous, high adventure, focusing on intrigue and suspense
* Plays off today’s fascination with paranormal events and trends
* Discussion questions at the end of the book designed to get kids thinking about the consequences of our decisions

Dead Man’s Hand

Dead Man's HandRelease date: 2012 | Age Range: 9 and up | Series: The Caden Chronicles

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It’s All Just a Show…Right? ‘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.

Praise for Dead Man’s Hand
This is teen fiction that’s not just for teens. I for one can’t wait for the next book in the series. For adventure, suspense and just plain laugh-out-loud fun, you can’t do better than Dead Man’s Hand. ~ Ann Tatlock, two-time Christy award winner

Dead Man’s Hand is an exciting ghost-story with lots of surprises. A great read for kids who love a good mystery. I highly recommend it! ~ Levi Holmes, son of best-selling author and two-time Christy Award nominee, Gina Holmes ~ Dry as Rain & Crossing Oceans

Dead Man’s Hand was a perfect mixture of suspenseful and spooky. I loved all the detective stuff. It taught me how to find a murderer! ~ Abby Dellosso, daughter of Mike Dellosso, author of Frantic and Rearview

With a plot that lassos you in, Dead Man’s Hand is a fantastical read! ~ Laura Tatlock, 15-year-old daughter of Christy award winning author of Promises to Keep

I am reading this book aloud to my seventh grade english class and they absolutely love it. It is really intriguing and gets the childrens attention. (And mine) It is so hard not to read ahead because I am so engrossed in the book too! ~ Goodreads