THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE (Book 1 of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales juvenile fantasy series by Roberta Hoffer) has been named the Earthshine Book Awards 2017 Winner for Tween Supernatural. | Read about the book and find sales links | Go to series Facebook page |
In this day and age we have many avenues to reach millions of people all over this world of ours. There’s just one catch: you have to be computer-friendly, or know someone who is educated in social media mainstreaming. I am blessed with a 13 year-old grandson who just happens to be my personal computer wizard. Together we were able to use my book knowledge and his expertise in computer technology to put together a book trailer that makes us smile with pride. Being our first endeavor, we feel confident that you will enjoy it enough to read the book if you haven’t already. With two other books in the series I expect to see more video trailers in the near future. Who knows, Christian may have opened up a promising future at the ripe age of 13.
Congratulations, Christian, on a job well done!
Here is the new review for THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH [Juvenile Fantasy releaed in 2015]: “Roberta Hoffer has written her Stonebridge Ghost Tales series for 8 to 12-year-olds, and THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH is the second book in the series. Ten-year-old Christian can see and hear the friendly ghost of his great-great-great-grandfather, Jeremiah, whom he met at his relative’s large, old manor home in Indiana. Jeremiah was a soldier who died in the Civil War. His task now is to keep Christian (and his mother) safe. Before they can begin living in the inherited house, Christian and his mom have to fly back to Alaska where their current home needs to be sold and Christian must return to his school and face the bullies. Jeremiah has a special bond with Christian and this seems to enable him to acquire some life-like qualities whilst keeping his useful ghostly talents for invisibility and flying. Jeremiah uses his skills to help Christian stand up to the bullies and tracks down the ghost of his grandfather too. Christian’s mother must learn the truth about the mysterious ghosts before they can all return to live together in Indiana. For children who love friendly ghost tales, this story will be intriguing and enjoyable. The start of each chapter has a simple illustration by Madison Gaines. Written in first person, with Christian telling the story, the short chapters and writing style are aimed perfectly at young readers. There are plenty of funny moments in the story where Christian tries, at first, to keep the existence of Jeremiah a secret from his increasingly suspicious mom. There is adventure too, when Jeremiah flies Christian to the top of Mount Baker. And who wouldn’t want a ghost to help with getting homework done? I loved the way Jeremiah uses his ghostly abilities to help Christian and his friends deal with the bullies. Roberta Hoffer’s THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH is a gentle and warm tale with a lovely message about friendship, courage, and family love.” ~ Reviewed by Hilary Hawkes for Readers’ Favorite [FIVE STARS] Click here to read more and to find sales links…
Hi everyone! We all know Christmas is just a few weeks away. We’re all looking for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Some are easy to shop for while others can strain your brain searching for a truly unique and original idea. If you have children you are buying for, why not consider a book? The art of reading a printed book has nearly taken a backseat to the more digital world of e books and readers. I was born into a world (many, many years ago) in which there weren’t any such creatures as iPads, iPhones, or Kindles. Holding a book, even smelling the ink-printed pages, gives a certain comfort where an electronic device lacks. Don’t get me wrong, I have all of the above mentioned devices. All of my books are offered in an ebook version if that is what you truly prefer. Everyone has their own form of reading comfort. It’s all what you get used to. Remember, I am from the pre-electronic age and I just prefer a book in hand and how it feels to turn the pages.
If you are looking for a story that will keep the interest of your 8-12 year olds, THE GHOST OF STONEBRIDGE LANE will fill their need. I have even had adults read this chapter book and they can’t say enough how much they enjoyed the heart-warming story. And don’t forget, Book II of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales entitled THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH will be coming out in the early spring and then Book III THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR is due n late 2015. NAKITA’S BIG QUESTION offers colorful illustrations and a story that will keep the interest of a young reader or preschooler. There is still time to get these books for Christmas but don’t delay. This special day is creeping up faster than we realize.
Click on the specific pages to the right of this post for links to purchasing these age-appropriate books for your child or grandchild for Christmas. I know you or your child/grandchild will not be disappointed.