Celebrating MOTHMAN’S CURSE by Christine Hayes!

Mothman's Curse Final CoverWe are on a celebratory roll here at Emu’s Debuts with another book launching into bookstores and libraries near you this week. And you don’t want to miss this one, especially if you are a fan of spooky stories! Mothman’s Curse by Christine Hayes is about three kids who discover a polaroid camera that prints pictures haunted with the ghost of the local town recluse. The kids are quickly sucked into a mystery that involves cursed jewelry, an unhappy spirit, and the legendary Mothman.

Kirkus Reviews gave this middle grade mystery a starred review saying, “Along with a red-eyed, winged monster who is not at all shy about appearing, even over crowds of terrified onlookers, Hayes folds sudden blasts of bone-chilling cold, conversations with the dead, and plenty of other thrillingly eerie elements into a tale that winds suspensefully to a wild, scary climax. An ectoplasmic extravaganza . . . tailor-made for reading beneath the bedcovers.”

Comment on any post this week and you will be entered to win a signed copy of Mothman’s Curse!  Or pick up a copy for yourself or a friend at the following retailers: Amazon, IndieboundBarnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, and Powell’s

Before we get to the festivities, we have two winners from our previous launch weeks to announce:

Congratulations Ann Bedichek Braden! You are the winner of a signed copy of My Dog is the Best by Laurie Thompson!


Congratulations Bridget R. Wilson! You are the winner of a signed copy of Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman!


And now to kick off the Mothman party, we decided to share some photos and talk about what scares us, but something seems to have gone awry with our cameras because these photos don’t seem quite right . . .



Here I am enjoying a nice tranquil day by the ocean, thinking about what a great read MOTHMAN’S CURSE is, and appreciating being OUT of the water since I’m terrified of what’s in it, and surely I will be safe if I’m on dry land.



Uh, Maria? I know you and Becca are happily celebrating MOTHMAN’S CURSE but you might want to back slowly away from that fence. On second thought, I’d run if I were you!



I think Megan may have noticed there’s someone else in her reflection besides herself . . .


Penny is being haunted by a spider as big as her head!


This photo was taken at the Old Asylum where Susan works. Those are stairs in an observatory tower with restricted access where nobody was supposed to be. The stairs were empty when Susan’s coworker snapped this photo, but when he got home it appears the stairs might not have been as empty as they’d originally thought.


Tam has a fear of snakes, so I think you should keep drawing happy pictures, Tam, and whatever you do DON’T look over your shoulder.



Carole wants to wish Chris a happy book publication week, but she’s trapped in a phone booth in London, and it looks like she has company.


Here is our lovable author, Christine, on vacation with her husband but wait . . . What’s that shadow coming over the mountain? Oh no–it’s the Mothman!! Quick! RUN!!! Run to your nearest bookstore or library to pick up a copy of MOTHMAN’S CURSE!


Filed under Book Launch, Book Promotion, Celebrations

9 responses to “Celebrating MOTHMAN’S CURSE by Christine Hayes!

  1. mariagianferrari

    I most definitely run if I saw that creepy clown, Jenn! Scary!
    Thanks for the fun and frightening post. Happy book birthday to Mothman’s Curse–congrats, Christine!!


  2. Hee! Hee! What a fun way to kick off Chris’s launch party!!! Love the scary photos!! Yay, Chris! Yay, Mothman’s Curse!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. tamaraellissmith

    These are AMAZING, Jenn! And…ummmm…terrifying too. 🙂 Happy Book Launch, Chris! Hooray!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. kevanjatt

    Oh I can’t wait for this! Especially having been intrigued inthe past about the whole idea of Mothman!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Okay, now I’m kind of sorry I told Jenn my fear. That picture is extra creepifying. HOORAY, CHRISTINE! I loved your book and I’m so happy that this week is here.

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  6. Christine Hayes

    You guys, this is awesome. THANK YOU, Jenn, and everyone else for facing your fears so bravely!! 🙂


  7. This group knows how to have fun and support each other two. Christine’s book sounds like a good mystery for kids. Happy book launch.


  8. annbedichek

    What a fabulous quote from Kirkus! Go Mothman’s Curse!

    Man, those photos are scary!

    And WAHOOO! I won My Dog is the BEST!!!


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