Friday, October 28, 2016

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day @cday3067 @chapterxchapter @tantrumbooks

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.

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The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day 
Publication Date: October 18, 2016 
Publisher: Tantrum Books

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Guest Post - Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?

When I wrote this book, unlike my other novels which came after, my memories of me as a kid quickly returned in my mind with all my friends, sister, their parents and mine. So, it was not too difficult to create the characters you’ll get to know in my story because they already had personalities that I encountered. Now, that’s not to say that it was just easy. I still needed to create the evil pumpkin thief. Luckily, he was not chasing us when we were kids, nor was he some urban legend we all were afraid of. So, creating the imaginary world with him in it was certainly a challenge for me, and it all came to me as I wrote the story. I did not outline this novel either, like the other novels I wrote soon after. This was my first novel, and I just went with it from the first chapter until the last. 
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 co¬authored 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 dude¬in¬the¬box, the evil Jester, by visiting his Facebook page:

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