The Haunted Library

Award-Winning Author, Dori Hillestad Butler, Celebrates The Haunted Library Release with Blog Tour and Launch Parties

New Mystery Series For Young Readers

SEATTLE, Wash—August 26, 2014—Award-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler is celebrating the release of her new series, The Haunted Library, with a blog tour September 7-13, 2014, a free launch party event for children at the Coralville Public Library in Coralville, IA, on September 22, 2014, and a presentation at the Martin County Historical Society in Fairmont, MN, on September 18, 2014.  “The Haunted Library is an age appropriate ghost series for kids who are just beginning to read chapters books,” said Butler. “The ghosts in this series are not dead people, they are more like transparent people with superpowers.” A frequent presenter at schools, Butler writes to inspire children who are not yet readers, whether that is because they are reluctant readers or because they simply have not read a book on their own yet.

About The Haunted Library Book 1
A brand-new young chapter book series from Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler! When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a “solid” girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship. The two join forces to solve the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could it be one of Kaz’s lost family members?

About Dori Hillestad Butler
Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of more than 40 books for children. Her books have appeared on children's choice award lists in 18 different states and her Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.  In 2013 she chaired the Juvenile Edgar Award committee. Dori has also been a ghostwriter for several popular series. She's published numerous short stories, plays, and educational materials, and has served as the Iowa Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators' Regional Advisor. She grew up in southern Minnesota, spent the last 19 years in Iowa, and has just recently moved to the Seattle area. She is on a quest to do an author visit in all 50 states (14 down, 36 to go!).
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