Friday, May 16, 2014

Author Acrostic ♥ Kit Grindstaff

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!

Time stands still, high on a 
Hill, in a castle where 
Evil reigns. 

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.


  1. Thanks so much for posting, Nat! This was such fun to do :)

    1. Thank you for doing this! Love your book! ♥

  2. I love that cover. Very eye-catching! Natalie--I saw your cover on another blog and had to click over because we share an agent! We both did the A to Z challenge, too.

    1. OMGosh! I'm finding that lots of people I know did the challenge--how did I miss?! Now you HAVE to do it next year! ♥