Today, I’m thrilled to have author Katherine L. Holmes visit The Happy Booker to talk about her wonderful new middle grade book The House in Windward Leaves. She is also generously offering two lucky winners an ecopy of her book via Smashwords or in Kindle format. Find out how you can enter below!
Halloween night, the wayward Sadie and her neighborhood friends slip past cardboard cut-outs of the painter Mistral and a lady at the leaf-covered house on Windward Road. Looking at a wall mural, they are transported beyond the room to a Halloween party on a star where their costumes become real.
As Fortuneteller, Sadie only has to look in her crystal ball to help the others with their transformations. Her friend Candy has become the Homecoming Queen. The neighbor boy has become George Washington and his brother is a musician in the star band. Sadie's brother turns into a zebra and her sister begins blessing people because she is a priest.
Other children in Sadie's grade school make up a bizarre community of star people who crown the Queen and watch the President's revolt. That begins the adventures of Sadie and her enchanted friends.
Then Mistral's woman friend finds that her star-of-sapphire necklace is missing. After the gangster Riff Raff is accused, he displays a map and riddles for a treasure hunt. The winner must locate the Tooth Fairy, pass by a weredog, and follow directions to an invisible unicorn to be granted a boon from Enchanter Mistral. But other wishes have to be discovered.
Thanks so much Katherine for explaining the inspiration for The House of Windward Leaves! It sounds exciting! And definitely just the book to start off the month of October, with Halloween just around the corner! The House in Windward Leaves is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
Find out more about Katherine and her writing at her blog here: http://katherinelholmes.blogspot.com/
Katherine is giving away 2 ecopies of The House in Windward Leaves either via Smashwords or in Kindle format. To enter, simply leave a comment about your most memorable Halloween costume along with your email address or some way to contact you if you win. The two giveaway winners will be chosen on Oct. 9 by Random.org and I will email them at that time to find out which format they prefer. Giveaway is International. You are not required to follow my blog to enter but I do appreciate each and every follower!