Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Spookiness and Halloween Treats

Tomorrow, author Christine Verstraete stops by Straight From Hel on her book blog tour and scavenger hunt. She’s bringing Halloween Treats and spooky fun.

Christine is the author of Searching for a Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery (winner of the Author’s Lounge Covey Cover Award for Best Children’s Cover) and The Witch Tree. You’ll find excerpts on her site, as well as fun giveaways.

Christine cut her teeth (so to speak) in newspapers and magazines, but made the switch to fiction. Considering her favorite pastime is building dollhouses and miniature rooms – and her nonfiction ebook is called In Miniature Style -- it was a natural progression for her love of miniatures to play a role in her kids' mystery, Searching for A Starry Night.

Tomorrow, I’m asking her questions. But today you can start following her on her book tour and the Searching for A Starry Night and Witch Tree Scavenger Hunt.

Enjoy reading some excerpts from Searching For A Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery and from the spooky ebook, The Witch Tree. Learn more about both books and even scarier, learn a little more about author Christine Verstraete at each blog stop.

Bonus! Halloween Treats!

No trick! Take a chance to win a PDF copy of "The Witch Tree" or some handmade Halloween miniatures for your desk or wherever by following the blog tour.

How to Play

1. Go to each stop on the blog tour. Each stop ends with a Scavenger Hunt Clue. The clue refers to a page on Christine's website at Only a few specific pages are involved.

2. Look for the mini pumpkin on the page corresponding to each question. Find the pages at

3. Email Christine the list of all 6 places you found the pumpkins, and their corresponding numbers - plus your full mailing address (US Only) - to (replace AT with @)

Contest ends Nov. 8, 2008. All 6 answers and numbers must be included. Two winners to be chosen; one will receive a spooky miniatures set by mail and the other will receive a Witch Tree ebook by email.

So, have fun! Boo! And come back tomorrow to meet and talk to Christine Verstraete.


  1. And I like her dog, too!

    Morgan Mandel

  2. So do I Morgan! 'Course, I'm something of a dog person anyway. I like cats, too, but my son is allergic to them.

  3. Yeah I kinda like him too! I just saw the cutest little Doxie at the pet shop today. If I didn't have a big dog already, it's sure tempting!

  4. OK I'm in - I'll follow the tour and vie for the prize (smile)

    Be back tomorrow for the interview too.

    Marvin blogs at Free Spirit:
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  5. Ah, Marvin, you'll probably win. I would put my money on you if I were the betting kind.

    See you tomorrow.


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