Monster Moon Mysteries is a mystery series for ages 8-12 filled with bone-chilling adventures tempered with humor and quirkiness. The stories are layered with riddles, puzzles, pirate ditties, fortunes, or other clues for the characters to tackle.
CURSE AT ZALA MANOR
It's almost Halloween, and twelve-year-old AJ Zantony's world is threatened by an ancient curse that releases wicked pirates who had been trapped for centuries in his Aunt Zsofia's creepy mansion, Zala Manor.
The pirates--a vampire count, a peg-leg skeleton, and a zombie--have three goals: to find a lost treasure, unleash the restless dead from their graves, and to settle a very old score by destroying the Zantony bloodline.
AJ has to stop them before midnight during Aunt Zsofia's annual Halloween party. Except he has a big problem--monster phobia! He's scared to death of monsters. But if he doesn't act fast, the streets of Craggy Cove will be crawling with zombies.
Will AJ overcome his fear and stop the monsters or bail out? Will Craggy Cove become Zombie Central? Who will be alive when midnight tolls?
SECRET OF HAUNTED BOG
From the moment AJ and his friends, Emily Peralta and Freddy Hangman Gallows, step off the train in Old Chinatown, AJ s sixth sense kicks in, an omen of looming danger!
A mysterious fortune teller warns AJ and his friends of vile forces and impending doom, until the Day of the Jewel. AJ should have listened.
A shadowy stranger lurks in the crowded alleyways and spooks AJ by slipping him a bizarre card with a threatening message. Is it a joke or are AJ and his friends being stalked by a man in black?
In a twist of events, AJ and Freddy end up lost in a dark and marshy bog, where they are surrounded by thick fog, creepy sounds, bizarre creatures, and ghostly apparitions.
In the depths of the creepy bog, they stumble upon a missing girl and horrifying evidence of toxic pollution. But somebody doesn't want them to escape. Who? Why?
Can AJ and his Zombuddies work together to uncover the secret of the haunted bog? Will they come out alive?
LEGEND OF MONSTER ISLAND
Listen, swabbers, to this kraken tale.
Treasure and scoundrels and setting sail.
Sinking ships and a ghostly wail.
Can AJ survive, or will the beast prevail?
Slimy tentacles slither out of the toilets and tangle with 12-year-old AJ Zantony and his younger cousin, Jasmyn, while they’re visiting Zala Manor, their great aunt’s creepy old mansion.
AJ’s buddy, Vlad, the pirate rat, stops by and pleads for help in saving his species from the creatures invading the sewers. AJ, Jaz, and their friends decide to risk everything to assist Vlad, plunging deeper into sea monster lore and facing the mysterious legends firsthand.
Is it worth sailing into an otherworldly storm and confronting evil scoundrels, scarred souls, and the most nightmarish beast imaginable? The dangers mount, increasing the chances that AJ and his friends will fall victim to the Legend of Monster Island.
BBH McChiller is the pseudonym for three Southern California writers. The Monster Moon series began one Halloween as a discussion about their greatest fears and ended up being one of their most rewarding experiences.
Kathryn Sant is a retired Obstetrician who has witnessed the births of thousands of future readers. She has published a middle-grade novel, Desert Chase (Scholastic), and written for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's newsletter. She is currently working on the next book in the Monster Moon series and a middle-grade boys' adventure novel. Her interest in adventure, accurate research, and genealogy has led to a love of world travel, but she also enjoys quiet evenings, reading, with her dogs at her side.
Lynn Kelley worked as a court reporter for 25 years. Her humorous chapter book for ages 7 to 10, Curse of the Double Digits, debuted in October 2013 under the name Lynn Kelley. Her ebook, Trio of Haunting Tales - Short Spooky Stories, is available in the Kindle store. She also authored a picture book, Merry as a Cricket (WhipperSnapper Books). Her story, "The Jobo Tree" won her Highlights For Children's Author of the Month award. She has written for the Highland Community News and is currently working on a Young Adult novel and the next Monster Moon book. She's a big scaredy cat and is afraid to watch horror movies. Follow her blog at lynnkelleyauthor.com.
Maria Toth has a background in journalism. Her work, including children’s stories, has appeared in The Los Angeles Times and the San Bernardino Sun. She is a Reading Buddy at local schools and has appeared on Storytime, a children’s television program. Her middle grade novel Butterfly Hollow, set in the great depression, came out in 2013. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. She enjoys ghostly tales and reading epitaphs at historic graveyards.