The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief - By Charles Day
Release Date: 10/18/2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books
As the townsfolk sleep, something creeps into the neighborhood. Hidden in shadows, its presence is as old as time itself, its intent not born of goodness.
Nick, a teenager who fancies himself a detective, wakes to find his carved masterpiece missing. Now a mystery is afoot, and Nick has his first assignment, to find out who or what is snatching up the town’s pumpkins and why.
Unfortunately, as with all great detectives, obstacles stand in Nick’s way—the neighborhood bully and his cronies, and the strange old lady and her dog who share the run-down house at the end of Nick’s block. As Nick investigates, an urban legend unravels . . . .
The Legend of The Pumpkin Thief.
Nick fears the legend as he embarks on the most dangerous adventure of his young life. Collecting clues, getting ever closer to the true nature of evil, he learns that curiosity comes with a high price.
Did the Pumpkin Thief idea come from years of planning, or a sudden burst of genius?
It came to me after getting 12 short stories published. I felt it was time to take the leap into writing my first novel, and I had a story about my crazy Halloweens growing up in my neighborhood.
What's next for your writing career?
I’m still working on my middle grade series, The Underdwellers.
If you could put any 3 books on the mandatory reading list for High School students, what would they be?
1. Dorothy Must Die and the sequel by Danielle Paige.
2. Any book from from Barry Lyga.
3. Eragon Series
What influences you the most when you're writing?
Getting to become the characters, and then creating their worlds. Getting immersed in the world and characters I’ve created.
You're captured by Shield because they want to uncover your hidden powers & make you an Avenger, what would your ability be?
I’d love to have the strength of the Hulk, and the awesome abilities of Spiderman.
Cookies or Cake- Cake
Winter or Summer-Winter
Kindle or Paperback-Paperback
Football or Baseball-Football
Tropical Paradise or Cabin in the Forest- Cabin in the Forest
Salty or Sweet- Sweet
About the Author
Charles Day is the Horror Writer Association’s Mentor Program Chairperson, Co-Chair for the NY/LI Chapter, and a member of the HWA Library committee. He is also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association, the American Library Association, and the Young Adult Library Services Association.
He is also the Bram Stoker Award® nominated author of the YA novel, THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF. He’s also published his first adult novel DEEP WITHIN and the first book in his Adventures of Kyle McGerrt trilogy, a YA western heroic fantasy, THE HUNT FOR THE GHOULISH BARTENDER, and his first coauthored novel with Mark Taylor, REDEMPTION
His forthcoming publications and projects in development for 2014 include a comic book series
based on the ADVENTURES OF KYLE McGERRT trilogy, his first middle grade series, THE
UNDERDWELLERS, and his third YA novel, IMMORTAL FAMILY.
On the publishing business side of things, Charles is the owner of Day Media and Publishing in New York, which houses the successful imprints, Evil Jester Press, Evil Jester Comics, and Hidden Thoughts Press (mental wellness collections,)
He’s also an artist and illustrator, who is passionate about creating the many characters he’s brought to life in his published, or soon to be published works. You can find out more about his upcoming writing projects, check out his illustrations and art, or find out what he’s cooking up next with that evil dudeinthebox, the evil Jester, by visiting his Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/charles.day.92