Author Archive for Jennifer Wharton

William and the Lost Spirit

William’s sister, Helise, has run away. William feels responsible; he knew she was distressed over their mother’s remarriage, didn’t believe their father was dead, and had some frightening ideas about their mother, but he didn’t listen. He sets off in…

Alabaster: Wolves

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Caitlin Kiernan’s dark stories of a paranormal South are brought to life in this introductory graphic adaptation. I had not previously read the stories this graphic novel is based on. I waited to read them until after I’d read the…

Mermin, vol. 1

Pete is hanging out at the beach with his friends Claire and Toby when they find a strange creature. He looks a little fishy, but he seems friendly enough and tells them his name is Mermin…and he’s a merman…from Mer.…

Jumpstart Windy Hollows

As I was reading this, I kept thinking it sounded very much like the script for a kids’ game online. Some quick Googling and I realized that’s exactly what it is. JumpStart is an “adventure based learning game for kids.”…

Broxo

Broxo

Our story opens on a desolate, mountain landscape where we meet Zora, discouraged, scared, and alone. Then she meets Broxo. He claims to be a king, but he looks — and acts — like a barbarian boy to Princess Zora.…