Thirteen-year-old Hazel has a rough life: two nerdy rocket scientists for parents, a kid brother convinced he’s an alien, and a housekeeper trained by the Spanish Inquisition. But when her parents vanish, the housekeeper turns into small bits of charcoal, and the police only shrug their shoulders, Hazel realizes she’s still got a lot to learn about rough.
As days drag by with no news, Hazel decides she’ll have to find her parents herself. And she’s determined nothing will stop her – not her complete ignorance of how to go about it, not her loony brother’s ravings about evil alien kidnappers, not even the dead guys trying to kill her.
But first she’ll have to join in a race to find something small and red and jolly. Winning that race will be her only chance to save her family. And a lot of other families as well.
The author has very specific ideas on what they wanted for their cover. We did our best to please. This cover was made by Katrina.
When his dot.com company fails and his marriage fails along with it, Jeff Hanley is pulled back from the brink by a strange man with a stranger proposition. Will Jeff commit an act of terrorism to give his wife and children enough money to live on? Will refusing put his family in danger? Are the terrorists for real? Does the money actually exist?
This is not a normal post for us here at ebookcovers4u… Sometimes one of our team goes in a different direction from book cover making and writing. We thought we would share their latest project – she often makes her projects book related by making bookmarks one aspect of what she’s up to. in this case, she’s making two types of bookmarks in her struggle to raise enough money to donate to her tribe.
I thought it was a neat opportunity for everyone to “see” the woman behind Ebookcovers4u. We ask humbly that people spread the word of her project around, as it has gotten next to no exposure and she feels unloved. ;-)
On the final night of the year 1857 an obscure old woman died at the Pauper Lunatic Asylum in Birmingham, England claiming to have lived out her life among the characters of Charles Dickens’ famous Christmas Carol. And yet, everyone knows that Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley were fiction. They never really existed … or did they? Covering that period from August of 1747 to December of 1827 A True History of Mr. Scrooge and Mr. Marley reveals the untold story behind the much-beloved Dickens Christmas classic. Just who were Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley? What was the truth behind that famous Christmas Eve haunting? What could possibly have happened to cause their flesh-and-blood reality to fade into such complete obscurity even while they lived on as fictional characters? And just where does the imagination cease and reality actually begin?
By David Vandeviver
Published: June 26, 2013