Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Word on the Street

Richard Stevenson will be reading from his new juvenile fiction book, The Haunting of Amos Manor, at the Word on the Street Festival September 24th and 25th.

See the website for details: http://lethbridgeword.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/local-poet-richard-stevenson-set-to-enchant-wots-audience/

“An Old House With Possibilities,” the Real Estate advertisement had read, meaning, one supposed, a fixer-upper. For the Waldmans at least, that would be half the pleasure, for the house did indeed offer possibilities. The large upstairs bedroom would make a wonderful painting studio for Mrs. Waldman, for one thing, and Karen and Mark would certainly have fun decorating their rooms the way they wanted them. For Mr. Waldman, a little rural respite from the duties of managing the new Safeway in Chilliwack would be just what the doctor ordered... except that things start to go wrong from the moment the Waldmans move in. Karen is having strange dreams and someone keeps moving things. Then there is the strange crow – some would say a spirit familiar – keeps appearing and disappearing at the most inopportune moments. Do ghosts really exist? Are the ghosts of the former inhabitants still claiming resident status? Twelve-year-old Mark Waldman is determined to find out. A self-confessed science geek and amateur sleuth, whose silly sister is obviously just a nervous Nellie, he sets about looking for a scientific solution. Join Mark as he solicits the help of his family, and, yes, even the assistance of his nerdy sister, in uncovering the mystery. Some things never die or stay hidden for long.