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Reading with Your Kids Interview with Patrick Moody, MG Spooky Author of “The Gravedigger’s Son”
Hey RWYK family!
Today, we’re ELATED to have this opportunity to sit down and speak with Patrick Moody, author of THE GRAVEDIGGER’S SON, an entertaining Middle-Grade horror novel from Sky Pony Press.
In today’s episode, Patrick chatted with Jed to discuss his debut novel, What inspired his story, What does he wants his readers to take away from his novel, some fun facts about his book and upcoming projects.
Overall, there is a lot of incredible insights into Patrick’s writing, his childhood experiences living next to a graveyard, and what motivated him to create great horror content for young readers. Hope you guys enjoy the interview as much as we did recording!
Here’s some information about Patrick Moody
Patrick is the author of numerous short stories, ranging from adult horror to Middle-Grade fantasy. His work has appeared in several journals and magazines, and a few have been adapted into audio dramas.
Patrick lives in Connecticut with his girlfriend and their mischievous coven of cats.
When he’s not thinking about zombies, witches, werewolves, and wizards, he’s writing about them.
You can discover more about Patrick Moody and his work by visiting
Connect with Patrick on Spooky MG at www.spookymiddlegrade.com
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“A Digger must not refuse a request from the Dead.” —Rule Five of the Gravedigger’s Code
Ian Fossor is last in a long line of Gravediggers. It’s his family’s job to bury the dead and then, when Called by the dearly departed, to help settle the worries that linger beyond the grave so spirits can find peace in the Beyond.
But Ian doesn’t want to help the dead—he wants to be a Healer and help the living. Such a wish is, of course, selfish and impossible. Fossors are Gravediggers. So he reluctantly continues his training under the careful watch of his undead mentor, hoping every day that he’s never Called and carefully avoiding the path that leads into the forbidden woods bordering the cemetery.
Just as Ian’s friend, Fiona, convinces him to talk to his father, they’re lured into the woods by a risen corpse that doesn’t want to play by the rules. There, the two are captured by a coven of Weavers, dark magic witches who want only two thing—to escape the murky woods where they’ve been banished, and to raise the dead and shift the balance of power back to themselves.
Only Ian can stop them. With a little help from his friends. And his long-dead ancestors.
Equal parts spooky and melancholy, funny and heartfelt, The Gravedigger’s Son is a gorgeous debut that will long sit beside Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and Jonathan Auxier’s The Night Gardener.
THE GRAVEDIGGER’S SON is available on Amazon!
In this episode, we discussed
- More about Patrick Moody and his first MG paranormal fantasy novel, THE GRAVEDIGGER’S SON
- What sparked Patrick’s love of the scary and the frightening, and what inspired him to write a spooky horror novel for young readers?
- What kind of conversations parents and kids can have after reading this book?
- Where can readers find out more about Patrick and his work?
A big Thank You to Patrick Moody for joining us! Glad you all could join us for today’s guest interview! We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview and we look forward to introducing you to some great guests in our next episode.
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