In the town of Broad Run, WV....
Vance Archer and Marybeth Wilkins, a pair of adventurous
seventh graders, have discovered an exciting activity called
geocaching—a kind of scavenger hunt using GPS technology—which leads
them after hidden treasures in the woods around their community. On one
of their outings, they encounter a frightening, half-seen creature with
glowing red eyes watching them from the shadows. Soon, Vance receives
mysterious messages on his phone from a caller named Indrid Cold.
He learns that this name is associated with the legendary Mothman,
a strange, unearthly being that is said to appear when some terrible
event is about to occur. Believing that they—as well as their friends
and loved ones—may soon face mortal danger, Vance and Marybeth try to
solve the increasingly strange clues before disaster strikes.
Each Ameri-Scares novel is based on or inspired by an historical
event, folktale, legend, or myth unique to that particular state.
By Stephen Mark Rainey
An exciting novel in Elizabeth Massie's Ameri-Scares
series for young readers—ages 8 to 14.
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Release Date: February 1, 2019
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an excerpt from
West Virginia: Lair of the
"Did you see them?" Vance asked.
"See what?" came the voice over his phone speaker.
Clearly, she had not, or Marybeth would know exactly what he was
talking about. "Lights in the sky. Like UFOs."
Mark Rainey is author of the
Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with
Blue Devil Island, and
Frontier; the short story collections
Devil & Other Weird Horrors,
of the Night, and
Other Gods; and over 100 works of short
fiction. He achieved questionable infamy and absolutely no fortune as editor of
Deathrealm magazine, and has edited the anthologies
Song of Cthulhu, and
Evermore (with James Robert Smith).