Welcome to my website!
Obviously in real life I’m so not a scardy cat. I mean who in their right mind would write a ghost story if they were scared of…well, ghosts. Okay, me. I’m exactly the kind of person who would do that. In my defence, it seemed like a good idea at the time (just like I thought it would be smart to eat my body weight in ice cream. Funny, how such good intentions can turn out so badly).
Anyway, regardless of the fact that I am actually the world’s biggest ‘hide under the pillow’ type of person, I’ve written a new book called, Midnight Reynolds and the Spectral Transformer. Some people (who aren’t my cat or paid members of my family) even like it! Kirkus said it’s, “Highly likable . . . old-fashioned spooky fun.” School Library Journal thinks it’s, “A great choice for young readers who clamor for slightly scary books.” And Booklist declared it’s, “A fast-paced ride with a few surprises.”
Also,in my secret life, I also write teen and romance books under the name Amanda Ashby.
STARRED REVIEW – “A noteworthy new paranormal mystery, this is the first book of a new series. Children will be quickly drawn into the fast-paced and funny story. Overall this is an excellent book that will keep children engaged and leave then wanting to know what happens next to midnight Reynolds. “ School Library Connection, Highly Recommended
“Old-fashioned spooky fun.” Kirkus
“Just when readers are lulled into thinking that they understand what’s happening, they may be blindsided by a plot twist or two that they just didn’t see coming. The first book of a planned series by Holt, who also writes YA fiction under the name Amanda Ashby.” Booklist
“VERDICT. A great choice for young readers who clamor for slightly scary books.” School Library Journal