Chris Eboch‘s Haunted series follows a brother and sister who travel with their parents’ ghost hunter TV show. The kids try to help the ghosts, while keeping their activities secret from meddling grownups. The Ghost on the Stairs is set at a Colorado hotel haunted by a ghost bride from the 1880s who is waiting for her missing husband to return. The Riverboat Phantom features a steamboat pilot still trying to prevent a long-ago disaster. In The Knight in the Shadows, a Renaissance French squire protects a sword on display in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

When he was a young boy, Nick James’ collection of battle-scarred action figures became the characters in epic storylines with cliffhangers, double crosses and an unending supply of imaginary explosions. Not much has changed. The toys are gone (most of them), but the love of fast-paced storytelling remains. Working in schools from Washington State to England, Nick has met thousands of diverse students since graduating from Western Washington University and braving the most dangerous job in the world: substitute teaching. Luckily, being dubbed the “rock star teacher” has granted him some immunity. He currently lives and teaches in Bellingham, Washington.

parkericonParker Peevyhouse is addicted to puzzles and games (her favorite being Clue), and has to work hard to keep a straight face whenever she says her last name aloud. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and baby son. You can email her at parkerpeevyhouse at gmail dot com.

joniiconJoni Sensel‘s novels for young readers include The Farwalker’s Quest (Bloomsbury, February 2009), a post-apocalyptic middle-grade fantasy-adventure (and hyphen extravaganza). The sequel will be released in 2010, giving her enough published novels to form a respectable doorstop. She lives in the foothills of Mt. Rainier in Washington state, where she tries to stop her dog from climbing trees after wild critters.

linda-photo-20081Linda Joy Singleton is serious about writing/reading/collecting series books. Just name a girl series and she probably has it in her 5,000+ home library. At age 13, she wrote a fan letter to her favorite author Margaret Sutton, confessing her dream to write her own mystery series. In 1993, her dream of writing a series came true when she sold the 4-book series, MY SISTER THE GHOST, to Avon books. Since then she’s published CHEER SQUAD, REGENERATION, STRANGE ENCOUNTERS, THE SEER and DEAD GIRL. She’s currently writing the 6th THE SEER for Llewellyn/Flux.

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