Do you know author Kit Grindstaff? You should! Kit was born near London and grew up in the rolling countryside of England. After a brush with pop stardom (under her maiden name, Hain), she moved to New York and became a successful pop song writer. For the past twelve years she’s lived with her husband in the rolling countryside of Pennsylvania. Kit loves talking to kids about her book and about writing, and you can pretty much tempt her to go anywhere there's great sushi and/or puppies. The Flame In The Mist, a spooky, magical fantasy for middle grade readers ages 9 to 90, is her first book, and is an SCBWI Crystal Kite members' choice award winner for 2014! (Hint: Click the title link to watch the incredibly cool and creepy book trailer!) Follow Kit on TWITTER and FACEBOOK!
Hill, in a castle where
Fiery-headed, a girl is held captive by
Lies, mist-like, that shroud her true identity.
Abducted as a babe. Her prophesied
Mission kept hidden: at thirteen, to claim her powers, and
End the tyranny of the wicked ones.
If only she could wake from this destiny! For Jemma, it is a
Nightmare come true, cried out by the ghosts of children past.
Telepathic golden rats, a loyal boy, a mysterious book, crystals—
Help comes in many forms. But can one girl and her magic
Eradicate the darkness and bring back the sun?
Many live in hope. Many believe
If anyone can succeed, it will be
She. Yet whether Light triumphs, or is swallowed forever...
That remains to be seen.