Feature Book of the Week The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe by Dan Poblocki

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feature Book of the Week

The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe
Dan Poblocki

Has Gabriel created a monster?

Something sinister lurks in the woods outside of Slade.

Gabe has seen it, or he thinks he has - a shadow standing at the tree line, watching Gabe's house with faintly glowing eyes.

Despite Gabe's misgivings, his new friend, Seth, relishes the creepy atmosphere of the forest. It's the perfect setting for his imaginary struggle against the Hunter, a deformed child-eating creature said to leave the bones of his victims in his wake. It's just a game, but it's all a bit much for Gabe, who quickly loses interest as summer ends and the days grow shorter.

But then strange things start to happen. Frightening things. And Gabe knows it has to do with the dark figure watching him from the edge of the woods.

Is Seth out to teach Gabe a lesson? Or is the Hunter more than just a myth? Gabe isn't sure which option is more horrifying, but he's determined to learn the truth before someone gets hurt . . . or worse.

About the Author

Dan Poblocki is an American author of mystery and horror novels for young people. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. During his pre-teen years, his family moved to Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Dan currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with two scaredy cats. 

Dan graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in theater. Subsequently, he toured the United States playing ultra-challenging roles such as Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Shoemaker in The Shoemaker and the Elves to packed houses filled with literally thousands of screaming children. (He hopes they weren’t screaming in fear.) Though “the profession” begged him to continue, Dan gave up early on his promising acting career to focus on other creative endeavors. While exploring those various artistic options, Dan held a number of jobs in New York City including: a floral groomer, an audience-wrangler for a popular game show, a computer analyst, a chemotherapy-unit assistant, and a traveling bathing suit sales-dude. 

That’s right. A traveling bathing suit sales-dude

Dan now writes full time. He's probably working on something new this very minute! For More information about Dan check out his web site.

4 Delicious Comments:

Kelly Collins -hixon middle said...

I haven't read this book yet but I hear it's very good.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds exciting and mysterious. I am ecstatic to find out what happens to Gabriel and his monster.


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Anonymous said...

This book sounds mysterious and scary two of my favorite combinations. I am excited to learn about the mysterious creature and the lesson Gabe learns

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Anonymous said...

A lot of books like to repeat the same type of conflicts. It always is something to do with the main character being detached from the world and treated horribly. Then, the main character saves everyone by battling the monster and defeating it. This book, though, sounds different. It has a monster, but there is a twist. The main character is, at least until what I can gather from the summary, a normal boy who has created a monster. A monster that puts countless people in danger, including his friend, Seth. The title in itself is extremely eerie, which really intrigues me. I wonder what this book is going to be like and hope that it is as good as it sounds!

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