adventures in spirit worlds and shadowy dystopias

adventures in spirit worlds and shadowy dystopias

Fiction

Pumpkin Goblins

Pumpkin Goblins

Pumpkin Goblins is a middle grade chapter book in which a Halloween-deprived child and a squad of pumpkin goblins work to generate Halloween spirit when a mysterious source of summer magic threatens to destroy Halloween for good.

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Spirit Notes Fading

Spirit Notes Fading

Four short fantasy stories take eerie journeys through magic, music, and far-off places. Includes “Banshee,” “Seventh String,” “Two Wayfarers,” and “Abyssopelagia.”


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