If you've read it, you know what the weird noises are. If not, I'm not telling, but just want to mention why I wrote the book.
Yep, I discovered what it was. You know I'm a camera bug, so I ran to the bedroom and brought my camera back to get a picture or two. (Of course, my son knew about it but was used to the noise so he didn't notice it.)
I did not write the book for a while, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of turning it into a picture book. So that's what I did.
Weird noises in the night send the imaginations of three young girls soaring. Is it the rain, a dragon, an alien from outer space, or a ghost? As Olivia and her best friends seek the source of the sound, they discover that the truth is not as scary as their imaginations. Suggested age range for readers: 6-9.
Excerpt from WEIRD NOISES IN THE NIGHT:
Outside, lightning lit up the sky like fireworks. Thunder grumbled. And then...
The lamp blinked. The lights went out. The walls creaked.
Olivia gasped and pointed a trembly finger. "Look! In the closet."
Two eyes, as shiny as marbles, sparkled in the dark.
Three girls shrieked and dove under their sleeping bags, like dolphins plunging under a wave.
GUARDIAN ANGEL PUBLISHING
What people are saying:
Beverly Stowe McClure has struck a perfect balance between spooky and fun. When the lights go out, the three friends have to discover what the strange sounds are. Olivia and Emily offer all sorts of crazy possibilities, which Autumn—the practical one of the three—disputes. Finally they go on a quest to find the source of the noise and what they find is sure to leave your child giggling. Nicely illustrated by Eugene Ruble, Weird Noises in the Night is a good story to snuggle up with your child to read again and again. PKSM
Olivia, Autumn, and Emily are together one night working on school projects when there’s an intense storm outside. They hear eerie, horrifying sounds that set their imaginations wild. What could it be? This book had a nice, cozy, slumber party setting and I liked the touch of horror and suspense, although everything isn’t as bad as it seems. MS
How about you? Have you written books based on an event in your life?
Happy Reading. I cross posted this from my personal blog. http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com