It’s the FINALE! When we last left the S.P.I.R.I.T. kids they were cornered by a man called Captain Oli and his henchman Sir Walter Wright. What do they want? To find the treasure of Benjamin “Six-Finger” Hansen! And they believe Hans can lead them to it. Will they find the treasure? Can the kids get away? Or will something supernatural surprise everyone? Let’s find out.Read More The Plank House — Part III
I’ve yet to tell a story that features all four of my S.P.I.R.I.T. kids characters — until now.
Ten-year-olds Matt, Maya, Hans and Agnes are on weekend beach trip with their dads. Everything is going great until Hans discovers an old gold coin he believes belongs to the lost treasure of a legendary pirate. Suddenly their relaxing family trip becomes an adventure none of them will ever forget.Read More The Plank House – Part I
Every culture has myths. The ancient Greeks believed in a monster that had venomous snakes for hair and could turn people to stone with just a simple stare. In parts of Europe, some people believe that small, ugly creatures with wrinkled green skin called goblins hold treasure they would kill to protect. It would be strange then for some mythical creature like this to show up in a small, quiet town like Elmwood. But recently, one such mythical creature did.Read More Roses are red…BLOOD red
Every July, while the country is watching firework shows and wearing red, white, and blue, the small town of Elmwood prepares to celebrate Sprout Day — July 5th. The day in 1776 that Elmer Wood planted the symbolic seed that would sprout the town of Elmwood. But this year, S.P.I.R.I.T. kid, Matt Romero, learned that the history of […]Read More You hear that?
I hope you’ve been enjoying my weekly short stories. This week I’m shifting gears. Why? Because… School’s out! This means you have lots of time to go swimming, ride bikes, and — hunt for ghosts! Ghost hunting isn’t just about sneaking into abandoned buildings late at night. Actually, some of the BEST places to look for ghosts are […]Read More Summer Ghost Hunting Tips