Presenting a Spooky Middle Grade Read: Bone Hollow

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RWYK Author Interview: A Chat with Kim Ventrella, author of Bone Hollow


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Happy and a blessed Friday everyone!

In today’s episode, we’re super excited to share a conversation that we recently had with one f the spooky middle-grade authors Kim Ventrella, about her scary middle-grade novels SKELETON TREE and BONE HOLLOW, both with Scholastic Press.

We’re so EXCITED to learn all about her craft and her funny, creepy books. So grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started!


More about the Author

IMG_6239Kim Ventrella, talk about creepy stories and other writerly stuff. She is the author of the middle-grade novels SKELETON TREE and BONE HOLLOW, both with Scholastic Press.  When she’s not writing, you might find me wandering, searching for creepy stuff or fighting crime with my dog/superhero sidekick, Hera. She is a fan of whimsy, magic and weird stories of all kinds.

On her website, you will find dog pictures, skeletons, writing tips, more skeletons, secrets about my book and skeletons! Thanks for stopping by. If you’re a skeleton, here’s an air high five for being awesome! If not, still high five!

Check out Kim’s website for more information about her books, exciting children’s activities & more!!


Learn more about “Bone Hollow”

Bone HollowThe much-anticipated follow-up to Kim Ventrella’s Skeleton TreeBone Hollow is full of the same whimsical storytelling that is sure to lift your spirits and break your heart in equal measure.

Gabe knows it was foolish to save that chicken. On the roof. In the middle of a storm. Yet Gabe also knows that his guardian, Ms. Cleo, loves the chicken more than him. After falling off the roof, Gabe wakes up to find his neighbors staring at him tearfully. To his confusion, none of them seem to hear Gabe speak. It’s almost as if they think he’s dead.

But Gabe’s not dead.

He feels fine! So why does everyone scream in terror when he shows up to his own funeral?

Gabe flees with his dog, Ollie, the only creature who doesn’t tremble at the sight of him. So when a mysterious girl named Wynne offers to let Gabe stay at her cozy house in a misty clearing, he gratefully accepts. Yet Wynne disappears from Bone Hollow for long stretches of time, and when a suspicious Gabe follows her, he makes a mind-blowing discovery.

Wynne is Death and has been for thousands of years.

Even more shocking…she’s convinced that Gabe is destined to replace her.

Bone Hollow is in stores now! This makes for a great gift! Grab a copy today!


In this episode, you’ll discover

  • More about Introduction to the Spooky Middle-Grade author, Kim Ventrella
  • What was the inspiration for his middle-grade novels SKELETON TREE and BONE HOLLOW
  • Is there anything in particular that inspires Kim to write spooky books for the middle-grade audience?
  • When did Kim first discover her love for horror stories and all things creepy?
  • An exclusive sneak peeks into some of the exciting upcoming books by Kim Ventrella.



A big thank you to Kim for joining us and for sharing her stories with us!


So, there you have it. We’re sure you’ve enjoyed learning about SKELETON TREE and BONE HOLLOW as much as we did! If you’ve enjoyed this episode then please rate and review our show on iTunes and share it by clicking the social media buttons at the bottom of this page!

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