Lynda Styles has always loved a good, scary ghost story. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Styles didn't have to look far for dark influences to spark her imagination as a writer. After receiving a B.A. from the University of Maine in English and Education, she began writing her first serious novel in earnest while working sixty hours per week at her day job (a home child care). On Gallows Hill, a young adult thriller set in present day Salem, is now complete and available on Kindle as of 10/29/12 and all other e-readers within a month of that. With frightening twists and vivid scenes created by a Salem native, On Gallows Hill is sure to entertain.
The Outlander Series, Diana Gabaldon
11-22-63, Skeleton Crew, Gerald's Game, and Bag of Bones, by Stephen King
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Walking to Gatlinburg, Howard Frank Mosher
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Night by Elie Wiesel
Phantoms and Twilight, by Dean Koontz
The Onion Girl, Charles De Lint
Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
House of the Scorpion and Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
Spider and the Fly, a picture book by Tony Dizerlitti
Kudos to Stephenie Meyer. Wild idea, well done.
Most importantly: From childhood I have adored Judy Blume. She and Stephen King are my inspirations. Strange combination, excellent outcome. I used to sneak into my uncle's skeleton key-locked cabinet to read hardcovers by Stephen King at ten years old, and I'll be the first to tell you, a little fright - perhaps a cautionary tale now and again - is a very good time.
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