HEY MY GATHER FRIENDS, BEEN AWHILE HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL, MISS YOU ALL!
I wanted to announce that my first YA novel is now available at AMAZON!
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 townâ€™s pumpkins and why.
Unfortunately, as with all great detectives, obstacles stand in Nickâ€™s wayâ€”the neighborhood bully and his cronies, and the strange old lady and her dog who share the run-down house at the end of Nickâ€™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.
"Charles Day'sÂ The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief should be every Halloween-crazy kid's favorite bookâ€”and a lot of us adults will love this wonderful tale as well. Part mystery, part fantasy, and part perfect Halloween scary story, it all adds up to 100% sheer delight. Bravo to intrepid young detective Nick, that black-suited Pumpkin Thief, and Charles Day for putting them together in this sweet-'n'-spooky novella."
~Lisa Morton, four-time Bram Stoker Award winner and author ofÂ The Halloween Encyclopedia.
"Charles Day has unleashed a brand new boogeyman for Halloween. The Pumpkin Thief is a scary, scary man. Luckily, for this small town, Day has also given us a hero in Nick that is up for the challenge. AddÂ Legend of the Pumpkin Thief to the list of future Halloween classics for all ages."
~David C. Hayes, author and director ofÂ Blood Moon Rising, The Frankenstein Syndrome.
"The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief is an enchanting tale about a teen who wants to be a detective and the mysterious Halloween legend he needs to solve. With this engrossing cross between classic Hardy Boys tales and contemporary YA fiction, Charles Day grabbed my attention on page one and didn't let go until the end."
~Peter Giglio, author ofÂ Anon and Balance.
"A fantastic ride encompassing all the best elements of both the season and YA storytelling."
~David Dunwoody, author of DarkÂ Entities and Unbound and Other Tales.