The Secrets of Winterhouse with Ben Guterson
Edgar Award Nominee and Indies Next List Pick author Ben Guterson will be at the bookstore on Sunday, March 10 at 3pm to discuss his new middle-grade reader, The Secrets of Winterhouse.
In Book 2 of this enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade series set in a magical hotel, Elizabeth and Freddy dig deeper into the mystery surrounding Riley S. Granger, a hotel guest who left behind odd artifacts—one being a magical book that the evil Gracella Winters attempted to use the year before to gain destructive power over the entire Falls lineage. The two friends follow a trail of clues, inadvertently attracting the attention of a suspicious new hotel guest: Elana Vesper. The clock is ticking as Elizabeth and Freddy struggle to figure out whether Elana is merely a pawn or a player in the plot to revive the spirit of Gracella. If that wasn’t enough, Elizabeth suspects she is coming into her own magic ability—and she’s fearful it might lead her right into Gracella’s web.
Ben Guterson is the author of Winterhouse. He was a high school and middle school teacher in New Mexico and Colorado for a decade before spending several years at Microsoft as a program manager. Ben lives near Seattle in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.