NEXT TOP MANNEQUIN
What could possibly go wrong during a two week modelling course at a prestigious modelling company?
Twelve year old Delany Jane Chester and her best friend, Macy Compton, have won the prestigious Top Modelistè Fashion and Beauty Agency two week summer course competition. Two whole weeks of fashion, fun and beauty blitzes, and they cannot wait.
But things start to happen and they give Dell the chills, especially when walking the hallway of mannequins, a long red glossy hallway with twenty-five very real and very lifelike mannequins that look exactly like the past twenty-five graduate winners of the course.
Their eyes follow Dell wherever she goes and nightmares soon arise, sending her into sensory overload. Something is very wrong at Top Modelistè and she sets out to prove what it is…but will that be the biggest mistake of her life.
CINDERFELLA & PRINCESS CHARMING: WITCH HUNTERS
What do you get when you mix a lonely princess, an orphan boy coming of age, and an evil stepmother together?
A Right Royal Tiff!
Princess Charming is a lonely young princess preparing for her eighteenth birthday ball and yearning to be free, yet on the day itself learns a horrible secret only her parents could tell her.
Cinderfella, a lonely but newly titled young Baron orphaned after the death of his father, refuses to play by his evil stepmother’s rules and decides to go to the ball after all.
Madame Neila, the evil stepmother, wants only two things in life, her dead husband’s fortuitous estate and Princess Charming, and she will stop at nothing to get both of them.
When secrets are kept and secrets are told, years of martial arts training comes in handy for Cinderfella and Princess Charming when they find out what the evil Madame Neila is really up to.
You really don’t want to end up on the www.badluck-youredead.com death list, because it could be the end of you!
Jordan Belmont is an ordinary fifteen year old in an ordinary high school who studies hard and achieves excellent grades. Until the day one of his classmates ends up dead and a mysterious new website suddenly appears on everyone’s social media radar. A website that not only shows a horrific video of his classmate’s death, but also has a death list, a list where you can add anyone from your school that you want murdered.
As the body count quickly climbs and the police have more suspects than clues, Jordan’s best friend Mike is drawn deeper into the bizarre murders, digging into the nether regions of the internet to find information the police don’t have. He’s become addicted to checking the site every second of every day, and finding the killer.
But Jordan, who doesn’t have one single social media account and only uses the internet for his higher education, surprises Mike with how much he already knows about the murders and the killer…and that puts them both in harm’s way.
Have Jordan and Mike found the Free Ridge High serial killer, or has the serial killer found them?
THE BONES OF WRATH: CHANGES
Changes; things we cannot stop no matter how hard we try…
Phropheticus Mothimus: An ancient shaman story of a hybrid moth man creature told by those who’ve seen it, those who’ve become it, and now young Davey is about to find out exactly what it’s like.
Alien Master Cook: Best friends Darcy and Jennifer enter the Trifest Children’s Master Cook Masterclass Cooking Competition along with ninety-eight other hopefuls. As the field narrows weird things start to happen and when it comes down the last two standing, Darcy and Jennifer find out what the real prize for winning the competition is.
The Dead People: Adam wakes up in a cold and isolated underground bunker. How did he get there, who brought him there…and more importantly, why do they want him and everyone else dead?
Rat Finks: Mike, and his kid brother David, are new in town and out to get to know the local kids. But the local kids are disappearing and it all has something to do with sundown and melt in your mouth chocolate chip cookies…
Hu-Bot, I Am: Science has come a long way with prosthetics for humans, but Sam is worried about the new robotic versions and the doctor behind them. Can he bring the secrets and lies to light before the new robotic world destructs around him?
FUN FACTS ABOUT BONES 1
– The idea for the e-book anthologies, The Bones Of Wrath, simply came from the name Wrathbone. And the paperback editions of One Bone, Two Bone, Three Bone, etc, came from the old, one potato, two potato, three potato, four.
– The idea for Next Top Mannequin came from the TV show America’s Next Top Model.
– For Next Top Mannequin T.K. was trying to find a long red hall picture for the cover to signify a scene in the book, but couldn’t, so she went with the mannequin picture instead.
– Cinderfella & Princess Charming: Witch Hunters was based on a story T.K. wrote in primary school called Cinders and Her Ugly Sisters. She gave it a twist and reversed the roles.
– Cinderfella & Princess Charming were originally going to be Alien Hunters. Cinders evil stepmother’s name is Madame Neila, alien backwards, but as the story unfolded she and her two sons became witches.
– www.badluck-youredead.com was meant to be a story about what kids face online today. It became quite dark and is rated 15+ for its adult storyline and language.
– The short story of Propheticus Mothimus was given a similar sounding name after The Gladiator character, Maximus Decimus Meridius.
– The idea for Alien Master Cook came from the Masterchef cooking shows.
– The short stories Rat Finks, The Dead People, Hubot, I Am, and The House are all from short stories T.K. wrote in school.
CHARACTER LISTS FOR BONES 1
Penelope Black has lost her parents and is being unceremoniously dumped into the cold, grey and forbidding old Kingsmere Orphanage.
As if losing her parents wasn’t bad enough, she now has school lessons for eight hours a day, lives with five other girls in the one room, shares a bathroom with twenty-five more, and the one thing that worries her most is living with boys across the hallway. But those things are the least of Penny’s problems.
For the school, run by the mysterious Dr Livè and his henchman Grosvenor, has had ten children mysteriously disappear and then reappear, except for two who never came back, all by the time she even arrives. And they all look like they’ve been drugged out of their minds, ending up sicker than when they first vanished into the nurse’s room.
There are secrets and lies and mysterious times at Kingsmere Orphanage and Penny’s new friends Alex, Alistair, Alfred and Adrian are determined to find out what’s going on. Even if it means they’re next on the hit list of Dr Livè’s suspected illegal drug trials. Except what they find out is happening is far more deadly than they could have ever imagined.
HANTEL AND GRESE: FOOD CRITICS
We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel, right? But do you know the story about Hantel and Gresel?
Once upon a time in some weird German black forest cake land lived twins called Hantel and Gresel. They were poor, starving children, but after being sent into the forest for food by their mother they were starving no more, for they had found the motherlode of all food.
Sure it was built in the style of a house…
And sure a lonely old woman lived there…
But surely she didn’t mind sharing with two starving children…?
Needless to say, she soon put Hantel and Gresel to work to support their newly acquired sugar addiction and that’s how they became the world famous food critics they are today.
Ah, their long life was oh so good…and fattening…and sweet…until they found out about the deep dark secret curse being kept from them…
MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO’S THE DEADEST OF THEM ALL?
Getting inside the old Dolby house on Fourteenth Street has been a prize for teenagers everywhere.
So Dallas Howard and his mates, Jett, Louis, Marchone and Zayne find the courage to explore the old Dolby house by night, determined to see for themselves if the house is as haunted as others say it is.
They think it’s all a load of hooey and find nothing in the house until they discover an old mirror in a hidden sub-basement. Dallas thinks it’s awesome, the others think it’s creepy, and Dallas takes photos of it to study later. Yet those photos hold a secret to a long forgotten horror that happened centuries ago in the old Dolby house; a secret so horrific that Zayne is affected by it and hospitalised.
Can the others find out what’s going on and discover the secrets held by the mirror and deal with the devil once and for all?
THE BONES OF WRATH: HAUNTED
Haunted; inhabited or frequented by ghosts…
The House: There hadn’t been a house at the end of the street for decades, but suddenly, within days, there’s a house there, at the end of Damo’s street. Lot 666. How did it come to be built so fast? Who could have possibly done it? Or what…could have done it? And why did all those weird things happen when you went inside?
Sister Madly: Jessica Blakefield was a normal kid doing normal things when the dreams began. Dreams of someone calling her name…dreams of someone telling her to do things… But who was it making Jessica do the things she did and what did they want with her to the point of putting her in the hospital? And who is this person called Elizabeth?
23: Mel and Andrew Bates are two normal kids on holiday with their parents. They’re at a seaside hotel with a little old lady at the front desk and a weird big brute of a guy as the porter. When weird things go more than bump in the night they need to find their way back to the here and now, and not every other decade their room is sending them too. Room 23 is not normal, and they plan on finding out why.
He Who Opens This Book: There’s a weird house on Fourteenth Street that everyone says is haunted. But Mickey thinks it’s a load of rubbish, until his teacher takes his entire school class there as a lesson. The house is completely empty, except for a centuries old book that Mickey mysteriously trips over in the basement. What is the book about and why is it so hard to open? Mickey doesn’t know but he plans on finding out, the only problem is…the book wants him to.
The Haunting of Tiki Island: Danny, Mark and Elsa are on a lovely cruise with their parents to Tiki Island where they plan a week long holiday full of palm trees, tiki idols and a live volcano. But the workers disappear at midnight, and the volcano glows during the night and erupts, shaking the island and scaring the guests. Curious, Mark and Danny investigate the mysterious caves and floating tikis that seem to be haunting the island…
FUN FACTS ABOUT BONES 2
– The Orphanage was heavily based off a short story T.K. wrote in school called Trapped. It was lengthened and amped up.
– Hantel and Gresel: Food Critics is a twist on the old classic and was hard to write because of the language. Some German needed to be added and the accent had to be heavy. Language in speech is always a hard one to master.
– Mirror, Mirror On The Wall’s title came immediately upon seeing the photo that was then used for the cover. The idea for the book was original and not based off a story.
– The short story title Sister Madly is from a Crowded House song and is a bit of a twist on the Wakefield twins from the Sweet Valley High series.
– The title ideas for The Haunting of Tiki Island, The Howler and The Shadow Walkers were inspired by R.L. Stine books. T.K. liked the names so much she used them as her titles and gave a small nod to other R.L. titles in The Shadow Walkers.
CHARACTER LISTS FOR BONES 2
*to be read first before Shadow Walkers and Faded*
It’s Halloween week in Belmont, Australia, and Sam Almaw and his best friend Elliot Gunfield have been going to the local movie theatre’s fright night weekends, watching five horror movies in a row every Saturday and Sunday in preparation for the big night.
One Sunday, Sam and Elliot hear a howling coming from the river near Elliot’s house, and that’s when things change, especially when Elliot suddenly becomes sick and winds up in the hospital.
Their high school’s annual Halloween costume party, on the fateful night itself, brings a frightening occurrence. A beast-like creature, the height of man and the width of a car, batters down the gym doors and terrorises the students and teachers through one hellish nightmare before taking to the streets. And then Sam and his dad disappear, and Elliot ends up back in the hospital along with everyone else.
But what is the creature and where did it come from? Was it conjured like Beetlejuice and the Candyman, or is it an ancient Egyptian myth that’s far more sinister?
**to be read after The Howler and before Faded**
Elliot Gunfield has been in a coma for a month since that fateful night on Halloween. The night The Howler came into their lives and destroyed all he knew…including him.
After waking, he finds that he’s different. He feels 1083 years old, that he’s lived a thousand lifetimes, and he’s running out of time. He doesn’t know why, just that he is. His dreams are haunted by bony creatures and hands pulling his heart out of his chest, and he finds out what happened to his best friend, Sam Almaw.
With only two weeks of school left for the year, Elliot returns to find he is now the freak of the school. It seems that dying has left him with an unnatural eye colour, so different to his usual dark brown. The fiery amber of his glowing eyes freaks everyone out, especially Gretchen Merryweather, his arch nemesis. But why can’t he stop staring at Gretchen, and why does his shadow look messy and black?
Elliot finds that death came with an unexpected visitor and that visitor is here to stay unless he can do something about it. And when he finds out what he can do he doesn’t believe that’s the only way. And it all has to do with Gretchen…
***to be read third after The Howler and Shadow Walkers***
Gretchen Merryweather had felt the brunt of fellow schoolmate Elliot Gunfield’s wrath and paid for it with her life.
After that fateful night of Halloween when The Howler came into their lives, and with the end of the school year fast approaching, Gretchen suffers serious repercussions thanks to Elliot’s actions.
He was trying to get rid of his Shadow Walker, and in the process, took Gretchen for his prey. But she paid his fare to the other side and came back with her own creature in tow.
What has come back with Gretchen to terrorise her dreams and her life? It’s something that sends her to the hospital on her death bed and seems to be sucking the very life and soul from her body and making her fade away.
By turning to the one person she knows can help, Elliot, can Gretchen find out what it is that’s taking her life before it’s too late?
THE BONES OF WRATH: GHOSTS
Ghosts; souls of the deceased who don’t believe they are dead…
Ghosts of Op Shops Past: Michelle is being made to volunteer at the local op shop by her mother. She meets the other volunteers, has encounters with weird people, and finds an amazing sequinned jacket. But when it’s time to go and say goodbye she discovers that some of those volunteers don’t actually exist…
Ghosts on a Plane: Sarah and her brother Pete are winging their way to London for a European holiday. It starts off with the pilot telling everyone to say hello to the ghost on board which they excitedly go in search of, only to discover there’s more than one…
Ghostwriter: Sam West inherits a creaky old typewriter from his grandmother when she passes. After it’s cleaned and fixed up he decides to use it, after all, he’s wanted to be a writer for years and had told his grandma all about it. But when the typewriter types by itself and leaves messages for him, especially one very bad one, Sam realises it’s not such a cool thing to inherit after all.
The Ghosts of Heartland Hospital: The brand new Heartland Hospital is open for business, and Tommy Ward is front and centre as one of its new patients. Being in hospital is nothing new for Tommy, he breaks a lot of bones and gets into a lot of scrapes. But when the kids in his room are taken away to the “mental health” ward and don’t come back, Tommy goes in search of the story of Heartland only to discover the hospital is not so new after all…
Ghosts in the Shadows: Michael and his class are spending the week before Christmas at Camp Shadows Lake, where they swim, canoe, and roast marshmallows around the campfire. Everything is going swimmingly until Derek, one of the counsellors, tells a ghost story that has them leaving the light on when they go to bed. The only problem with the camp is the ghost story actually comes true…
FUN FACTS ABOUT BONES 3
– The three titles of The Howler, Shadow Walkers and Faded are a trilogy and read in this order.
– The story title of Faded came from the Kate DeAraugo song Faded from her first album. T.K. first heard it on TV ads for the Smallville series in Australia and loved it.
CHARACTER LISTS FOR BONES 3