Tabitha Crum is a girl with a big imagination and a love for mystery novels, though her parents think her only talent is being a nuisance. She doesn't have a friend in the world, except her pet mouse, Pemberley, with whom she shares her dingy attic bedroom.
Then, on the heels of a rather devastating announcement made by her mother and father, Tabitha receives a mysterious invitation to the country estate of the wealthy but reclusive Countess of Windermere, whose mansion is rumored to be haunted. There, she finds herself among five other children, none of them sure why they've been summoned. But soon, a very big secret will be revealed— a secret that will change their lives forever and put Tabitha’s investigative skills to the test.
I owe a huge thanks to lit agent Tina Wexler, editor Kristin Ostby, all the folks at Simon & Schuster, cover artist & illustrator Natalie Andrewson, and, of course my beloved critique partners (looking at you Joy, Tara, Becky, and Ann!).
I'll be around the blogosphere this month, doing some giveaways:
June 2: Leandra Wallace's blog
June 5: LitPick on Facebook
June 12: Julia Tomiak's blog
June 17: Literary Rambles (I'm interviewing my agent Tina Wexler and she's giving away a query critique!)
June 18: Project Middle Grade Mayhem
If you don't happen to win, hey, feel free to buy my book! Or ask for it at your local library! There will also be an audiobook out at the end of the month, via Dreamscape. We've sold rights in Germany and France, so those versions should be available at some point as well, if you happen to speak German or French.
If you want more information to decide whether or not this book might be be your cup of tea, you can check out reviews in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus.
Oh! Also out today are three books that I'm dying to read, so check these out as well:
That's all from me~ have a happy June!