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Review for The Spook’s Apprentice

Review for The Spook’s Apprentice

Welcome to a world filled with witches, boggarts, weird things that go bump in the night. It is up to Spook, and his apprentice (Tom, our MC) to save the day.

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ All the Crooked Saints

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ All the Crooked Saints


You can hear a miracle a long way after dark.
Miracles are very like radio waves in this way. Not many people realize that the ordinary radio wave and the extraordinary miracle have much in common. Left to their own devices, radio waves would not be audible for much more than forty or fifty miles. They travel on perfectly straight paths from their broadcast source, and because Earth is round, it does not take them long to part ways with the ground and head to the stars. Wouldn’t we all, if we had the chance? What a shame that both miracles and radio waves are invisible, because it would be quite a sight: ribbons of marvel and sound stretching out straight and true from all over the world.

Weekly Quote for Week-31 2018 ~ Far from the Tree

Weekly Quote for Week-31 2018 ~ Far from the Tree

“The older she got, the more human her parents seemed, and that was one of the scariest things in the world. She missed being little, when they were the all-knowing gods of her world, but at the same time, seeing them as human made it easier to see herself that way, too.”

Monday’s First Sentence ~ The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Monday’s First Sentence ~ The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street


In the middle of a quiet block on 141st Street, inside a brownstone made of deep red shale, the Vanderbeeker family gathered in the living room for a family meeting.