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The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books
As the townsfolk sleep, something creeps into the neighborhood. Hidden in shadows, its presence is as old as time itself, its intent not born of goodness.
Nick, a teenager who fancies himself a detective, wakes to find his carved masterpiece missing. Now a mystery is afoot, and Nick has his first assignment, to find out who or what is snatching up the town’s pumpkins and why.
Unfortunately, as with all great detectives, obstacles stand in Nick’s way—the neighborhood bully and his cronies, and the strange old lady and her dog who share the run-down house at the end of Nick’s block. As Nick investigates, an urban legend unravels . . . .
The Legend of The Pumpkin Thief.
Nick fears the legend as he embarks on the most dangerous adventure of his young life. Collecting clues, getting ever closer to the true nature of evil, he learns that curiosity comes with a high price.
Please welcome Charles Day! :) We asked Charles to discuss : Why do you think Urban Legends are so interesting and appealable to individuals of all ages? Thank you, Charles for taking the time to do a guest post for us and we wish you the best of luck with your new release.
Charles's post :
I think they’re interesting because they have this sort of grab to them. You want to believe that they are true. Like the legend of Lake Ronkonkoma, where legend has it that a young Indian woman who drowned after her father killed her lover because he was from another tribe, she vowed to take down a male every year. And the truth is that every couple of years, a man does indeed drown in that lake. I mean, that’s creepy to me.
In my book The Legend of The Pumpkin Thief, I really had a ton of fun creating an urban legend that all the characters have to deal with, including old Mr’s Needlewhitter.
Thank you for having me, and hope you enjoy my creepy Halloween tale.
About the Author
Charles Day is the Horror Writer Association’s Mentor Program Chairperson, Co-Chair for the NY/LI Chapter, and a member of the HWA Library committee. He is also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association, the American Library Association, and the Young Adult Library Services Association.
He is also the Bram Stoker Award® nominated author of the YA novel, THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF. He’s also published his first adult novel DEEP WITHIN and the first book in his Adventures of Kyle McGerrt trilogy, a YA western heroic fantasy, THE HUNT FOR THE GHOULISH BARTENDER, and his first coauthored novel with Mark Taylor, REDEMPTION
His forthcoming publications and projects in development for 2014 include a comic book series
based on the ADVENTURES OF KYLE McGERRT trilogy, his first middle grade series, THE
UNDERDWELLERS, and his third YA novel, IMMORTAL FAMILY.
On the publishing business side of things, Charles is the owner of Day Media and Publishing in New York, which houses the successful imprints, Evil Jester Press, Evil Jester Comics, and Hidden Thoughts Press (mental wellness collections,)
He’s also an artist and illustrator, who is passionate about creating the many characters he’s brought to life in his published, or soon to be published works. You can find out more about his upcoming writing projects, check out his illustrations and art, or find out what he’s cooking up next with that evil dudeinthebox, the evil Jester, by visiting his Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/charles.day.92
Contest ends November 4, 2016 (not run by opinionated cupcakes)
- One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
- Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day (INT)
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