Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Author Halloween Love - Dianne Salerni & L.M. Preston

I want to thank WORD for Teens for letting me be apart of Book Spooks!

"I have a fascination for the strange, macabre, and the gothic – and a rather twisted sense of humor. One of my favorite parts of Halloween is sticking phony poison labels on all the bottles of juice I serve at my classroom Halloween party and refusing to tell my students what they’re really drinking!"
--Dianne Salerni on her favorite part of Halloween.

Her book, We Hear The Dead, is now published May 2010 by Soourcebooks Fire.

It started out as a harmless prank. But soon enough, spiritualism was the fastest growing movement of the nineteenth century, and Maggie Fox was trapp ...more It started out as a harmless prank. But soon enough, spiritualism was the fastest growing movement of the nineteenth century, and Maggie Fox was trapped in a life of deceit.

Meticulously researched by the author, We Hear the Dead reveals the secret of how the Fox sisters faked their rapping sounds and their motives for inventing the séance and founding spiritualism.


I began the deception when I was too young to know right from wrong. No one suspected us of any trick, because we were such young children. We were led on by my sister purposely and by my mother unintentionally. Only with the passing of time did I come to understand the consequences of my actions. As Doctor wrote to me: "Weary, weary is the life by cold deceit oppressed."


My sister has used the word "deception." I object to her use of that word, for I do not believe that I have ever intentionally deceived anyone. Maggie has a different understanding of all the events that have happened since that night in Hydesville forty years ago. To her the spirits were always a game. For my sister Leah, they were a means to an end. For my mother, a miracle. And for me, they were my life's calling. I have no regrets.
--Summary by Goodreads

To find out more information about Dianne or her novel check out her website at

"Halloween has always been the one time of year I get to dress up and become anyone I want to be. Besides writing, that's the one time of year I use my imagination and create a character - only for the night." - L.M. Preston

Her book, The Pack, is now published August 2010 by Phenomenal One Press.

Shamira is considered an outcast by most, but little do they know that Shamira is on a mission. Kids on Mars are disappearing, but Shamira decides to use the criminals most unlikely weapons against them, the very kids of which they have captured. In order to succeed, she is forced to trust another, something she is afraid to do. However, Valens her connection to the underworld of her enemy, proves to be a useful ally. Time is slipping, and so is her control on the power that resides within her. Yet, in order to save her brother's life she is willing to risk it all.

You can find out more about L.M. Preston and her books at

I honestly want these books so badly! They sound so amazing.

To catch more of Book Spooks, head on over to WORD for Teens. Have a Book Spooktacular Halloween!

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