THE WORST SUMMER VACATION EVER
by Deb Logan
Audience: Paranormal | Teen | Short Story
Amanda Baines loves her family. Really. Even her younger siblings, the rug rats. But when her parents take all her carefully crafted summer plans and blow them straight to … well someplace even hotter than Oklahoma in July, she is definitely not a happy camper. Spending the summer at the lake house her father had frequented as a child is SO not what she had planned. Especially not when said house is totally secluded and offers no modern conveniences. Not even an indoor toilet! Will Amanda survive an unplugged summer in a creepy old house that seems to be watching her like a beast of prey?
Prince Philip’s father is ready for a grandchild, which means Philip has to marry. Immediately, if not sooner. Great. The most important decision of Philip’s life, and Dad wants him to make it NOW. When Philip doesn’t act fast enough to suit the king, his father writes Philip’s marriage into a treaty with the neighboring kingdom. All Philip has to do is visit King Stefan and choose between his twin daughters. What could be easier? NOT!
A short tale set in Anthea Sharp’s Feyland universe.
Wallace, a fierce Norwegian Forest cat, has guarded the boy since he was an infant. Despite advancing age, Wallace isn’t about to shirk his duty now that the boy is old enough to play a dangerous game. Wallace doesn’t understand his boy’s fascination with Feyland, but he knows a threat when he sees one.
By Deb Logan
Audience: Juvenile | Paranormal | Short Story
Artie Woodward sees the invisible beings that haunt our world. She recognizes their evil but doesn’t know what to do about it, so she’s learned to hide from their notice. Until Jed Kendrick moves to town. Suddenly, Artie has an ally, a friend, someone else who sees the unseen. Only Jed doesn’t hide. Jed fights back!
by Deb Logan
Audience: Juvenile | Siren | Short Story
Maris, a fifteen-year-old girl from Wichita, Kansas has never seen the ocean. Intentionally. Her parents have an unreasonable fear of the sea. When Dad allows Maris to accompany her best friend on a family vacation to Portland, Oregon, he has no idea that their ultimate destination will be Cannon Beach … and the wild waters of the Pacific Ocean. Maris is about to learn the truth behind the family taboo against salt water.
Twelve-year-old Hannah Barnes is just like all the other girls in her small Georgia town, except for one little detail. Hannah’s best friend — make that her only friend — is a ghost. When the annual Sweet Pea Festival arrives, Hannah discovers the secret to freeing Lilah from her earthly bondage. Hannah has a decision to make. Will she help Lilah move on, or will she hold on to her best friend?
Twelve-year-old Deanne Lawyer has a beautiful voice and a problem — her choir director just reassigned her descant solo to Sucky Susie Emerson! Deanne will have to use all the wiles her life as the little sister of five brothers has provided to reclaim her rights in time to wow the director of the adult choir for the annual Easter Cantata. Better watch out, Susie. Deanne is on a mission!