Introduction Welcome to Scarecrow Hollow The Urban Myth: The house was built around the turn of the century by an elderly man with many children. When the man died in the 1940's of old age, he left his spirit behind in the home. The apparition drags people out of their beds during the night, leaving them in the hallway. The man also has an affinity for doors-every door in the house that is left open, and is always found closed again. The Fiction: WELCOME TO SCARECROW HOLLOW where things go bump in the night... Meet old man Wilson. Viciously murdered by his children for his money, his spirit is left behind. Outside, in the deserted cornfield, a lonely scarecrow dwells in the wind, and is used as a perch for the black birds. But with a closer look, it isn't a scarecrow at all. The birds flock to it like a moth to a flame, one by one pecking at the loose, decayed flesh hanging on the meat hook. People who visit the old farm house begin to disappear, one by one with no explanation...spray painted in red paint --the sign into the town of Scarecrow Hollow reads: Warning: Don't go into Scarecrow Hollow if you want to live... That's not what the Winter children had in mind while on their way to visit their favorite farm with their father, where things tend to go bump in the night. It will take the three siblings, Lance, Gwen and Merle to solve the mystery, in this middle grade thriller. Readers beware...you're in for a scare! Find out what happens in "Welcome to Scarecrow Hollow."
About the Author
Patti Petrone-Miller (Patti and Andrew Miller) Andrew L Miller Television Author at Hildi Yanez Viadero Talent Management Lee Levinson Productions Andrew Miller and Patti Petrone-Miller are the husband and wife writing team of many books for children and adults. She is the Guest Judge for PBS where she was the first author in the history of the KIDS GO contest to present the awards. Patti is a member of many organizations for children’s literacy programs, including RIF, Reading Rockets, AIA, Autism Society, American Library Association, International Thriller Writers, Parapsychology Association, Horror Writer’s Association, National Summer Reading Association, Writer’s Guild, Association for the Blind and more. Andrew and Patti are represented by a leading US Brand Licensing Agent, Tina Burke and a Hollywood Film Producer, Lee Levinson and Hildi Yanez Vadero and the late Christopher Parker of ALA Access Talent Management. Patti is the head writer in conjunction with Creator and Entertainer/Magician, Mickey Silver, for a series of children's educational books that are backed by the voice actors Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson) and Tom Kenny (Sponge Bob Square Pants) for a project with Nickelodeon. Recently two of her series books have been accepted and purchased by the Mayor of Numana, Italy for the entire Marche region in English so the books can be distributed to schools and libraries so the children can learn the English Language. One of the books has been translated into braille for the Museum for the Blind in Ancona, Italy. Andrew has been actively writing since he was nineteen. He writes his own books under Andrew Miller. His beliefs about equality, libertarianism and personal potential lend his works direction and endings that often quite differ from the formulas seen in most other literary works. Andrew has studied and experienced a wide range of pursuits, ranging from courses in emergency medical procedures to several decades of training in martial arts styles from around the globe to baking and sushi making. He is currently an amateur Mui Thai kick boxer hoping to go professional (in the ring or in the NHB cage depending).