MG ghostly mystery: GHOSTS OF NIGHTMARE HOLLOW
I’m a museum librarian by day, a Korean drama recapper by night, and a MG writer by twilight.
I’m currently working on a MG mystery about a fanboy who gets the opportunity to find the lost final episode of his favorite show, a dark puppet tv show from the 80s.
I love horror and mysteries, I am a huge figure skating fan, and I require carbonation like most writers need coffee.
I love horror, mysteries, morally grey folks who get a redemption arc, lyrical writing, magical realism and stories with fantastical elements, quiet stories, road trip stories. I love to read Cat Valente, Haruki Murakami, Kyun-sook Shin, Alex Bracken, Susan Dennard, Emery Lord, Claire LeGrand
as a librarian, I am overly judgmental of depictions of librarians and libraries ^_^
Twelve-year-old Daniel’s dreams come true when his mother takes him along on her research trip to Nebel Studios. The studio is home to his favorite television series, Nightmare Hollow, a dark puppet show with a cult following online. While his mother spends her time in the costume library, he’ll be conducting some research of his own: scouring the studio for evidence of the lost final episode, and airing it on his video channel.
With the guidance of papers, journals, and found footage, Daniel discovers a secret puzzle hidden in the episodes, clues that he missed the first few hundred times he watched. Armed with this new knowledge, he could finally learn the ending. But footsteps on the stairs, a strange tapping at night, and rising temperatures in the archives suggest that the ending might not be what he thought, and those he admires might not be who they seem.
I’ve completed draft 1 with 45,000 words, and I’m starting to revise.
I’ve finished one other ms, a YA underwater steampunk novel that I’ve since shelved. I’ve got an ever-growing list of ideas in Google Keep, from a MG urban exploration idea to a YA thriller, to an adult/cross-over idea that I’d likely comp to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Koreeda’s After Life.
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