Mothman’s Curse: A Giveaway

Get ready for your spine to tingle and your flesh to creep—in a nice way, of course! “Mothman’s Curse” is upon us.


Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family’s auction house each week. But when she and her brothers discover a Polaroid camera that prints pictures of the ghost of local recluse John Goodrich, they are drawn into a mystery dating back over a hundred years. A desperate spirit, cursed jewelry, natural disasters, and the horrible specter of Mothman all weave in and out of the puzzle that Josie must solve to break the curse and save her own life.

Kirkus gave author Christine Hayes’s book a shiny star, and called it, “An ectoplasmic extravaganza…tailor-made for reading beneath the bed covers.” “Curse” is also a Junior Library Guild selection and an Amazon book of the month.

Christine says, “I  grew up loving stories about the creatures that curl your toes, and the legends that send a shiver down your spine. Now I love writing about them, too. ” Find her online at

“Mothman’s Curse” debuted last week. To win a copy, please leave a comment below!


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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at
  1. I can think of so many children I know who would love to read this.

  2. Sounds great! I’d love to win!

  3. What a great cover! It makes “scary” look like a great time.

  4. I love ghost stories. Would love to read

  5. This sounds amazing! Would love to read it and pass it on to my niece!

  6. My granddaughter would go crazy for this story. Thanks for telling me about it and for a chance to win.

  7. Sounds like a great story! My students love a good spine tingler!

  8. I love reading horror novels, so I have a “scary story” basket in my classroom library. It is usually empty or only half full. My students love scary stories too! This would be a great addition to our library!

  9. sounds like a great read! I’d love to have Christine on for a guest post myself! 🙂 e

  10. My students are constantly asking for scary stories – this is a definite buy for me.

  11. This isn’t something I would be likely to choose, which is why I need it!

  12. My sixth graders love to be scared, so I look forward to adding this to my class library!

  13. When I was in high school I saw the Mothman Prophecies with Richard Greer and learned quite a bit about it in my anthropology class. I’m not ashamed to say I was afraid of red lights in the dark for a while lol. What a fun read! I can’t wait!

  14. This sounds like so much fun!

  15. This sounds amazing! I know so many kids who will love this! We live not too far from Mothman territory, so I can guarantee it will be a hit here.