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Susan Vaught


Susan Vaught

Gill Lewis is the author of the critically acclaimed WILD WINGS and ONE WHITE DOLPHIN, both winners of the Green Earth Book Award. A veterinarian, her love of animals and the natural world plays a big part in her writing. She lives in the UK.

Susan Vaught

Books by Susan Vaught

by Susan Vaught - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Social Issues, Suspense, Thriller

Max has always been a whiz with electronics (just take a look at her turbo-charged wheelchair), until a hacker starts a slanderous Facebook page for her grandpa. Max has grown up in the shadow of Thornwood Manor, a mansion that is haunted by its original owner, Hargrove Thornwood. It is said that his ghost is biding his time until he can exact revenge on the town of Blue Creek. When the hacking escalates, suddenly it looks to Max like this could really be Thornwood’s Revenge. If it is, these messages are just the beginning --- and the town could be in danger.

by Susan Vaught - Children's, Children's 10-14, Family Life, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Youth Fiction
“Sooner or later, we’re all gonna be okay.” That’s what Dani’s Grandma Beans used to say. But that was before she got Alzheimer’s. Lately, Dani isn’t so sure Grandma Beans was right. In fact, she isn’t sure of a lot of things, like why Mac Richardson suddenly doesn’t want to be her friend, and why Grandma Beans and Avadelle Richardson haven’t spoken in decades. Lately, Grandma Beans doesn’t make a lot of sense. But when she tells Dani to find a secret key and envelope that she’s hidden, Dani can’t ignore her.
by Susan Vaught - Family, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 10+

“Bless your heart” is a saying in the South that sounds nice but really isn’t. It means, “You’re beyond help.” That’s what folks say about fifth grader Footer Davis’s mom, who “ain’t right” because of her bipolar disorder. She just shot a snake in Footer’s yard with an elephant gun, and now she’s been shipped off to a mental hospital, and Footer is missing her fiercely yet again.“Bless their hearts” is also what folks say about Cissy and Doc Abrams, two kids who went missing after a house fire. Footer wants to be a journalist and her friend Peavine wants to be a detective, so the two decide to help with the mystery of the missing kids. But when visiting the crime scene makes Footer begin to have “episodes” of her own, she wonders if maybe she’s getting sick like her mom, and that’s a mystery that she’s not at all sure she wants to solve.