Bio: Janet Fox's published works include the non-fiction middle grade self-help book GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT (Free Spirit Publishing) and three young adult historical novels: FAITHFUL, FORGIVEN, and SIRENS (all Speak/Penguin). Her debut middle grade novel THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE is due out March 15, 2016 from Viking. Janet is a 2010 MFA graduate from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and she's represented by Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. She lives in Bozeman, Montana, where she and her husband are ruled by an energetic Lab, but you can also find her at www.janetsfox.com, connect with her on Twitter at @janetsfox, and follow her on Facebook at AuthorJanetFox
You’re trapped in an elevator with your favorite (actor/character/ author) and outside there is a horde of zombies, some weird animal is pounding on the top of the elevator...what happens next and who are you with?
I'm in the elevator with Hermione Granger, and she's got her wand, so she heats up the roof of the elevator (burning the tootsies of whatever that animal is) and then turns us both into bats as she simultaneously opens the door. We fly past the zombies and head for the hills. (The reason we're bats? Because they scare me, so I'd rather be than see one. See below.)
What’s your favorite horror film or book?
My favorite horror film (because there's horror-scary and then there's horror-smart) is Hitchcock's The Birds. I was once in a movie theatre infested with bats,watching The Birds, and I can tell you it was a terrifying experience, 3-d before there was such a thing.
THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE is a middle-grade novel set in a spooky Scottish castle during WWII. The lady of the manor has set it up as a temporary boarding school for children escaping the Blitz. But something is not right with that castle or that lady, and the children begin disappearing one by one. There are clues that a spy is in the house; there are undeniable signs of a sinister magic. Ghostly hauntings, enigma machines, creepy noises, and peculiar teachers all hint at a complicated mystery. It’s a race against the clock for one girl, her two younger siblings, and her new best friend to get to the bottom of things.
THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE ISBN: 978-0451476333
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