Title: Drowning in Fear by Majanka Verstraete
Genre: Horror, Lower Grade, Chapter Book
For as long as he can remember, Nolan has been afraid of drowning. The fear is so bad he can’t even go swimming with his friends.
In an attempt to help him get over his fears, his Dad signs him up for a summer camp near Lake Weird. Ever since Nolan heard the news, he’s been having nightmares about an abandoned cabin near a lake, and about him drowning in water thick as blood.
Nolan is certain his nightmares are related to his fear of drowning, but when he arrives at summer camp, and finds out there’s a cabin near Lake Weird that matches the withered cabin from his nightmares, he realizes something more sinister is going on.
Can Nolan find out the reason why he’s spent his entire life being afraid of drowning? How is it connected to the spooky cabin from his nightmares, and the lake surrounded by creepy, crawling mist?
About the Author
Majanka has a Master of Law degree, and is studying for a Master of Criminology degree at the moment.
She has written a picture book series, Valentina’s Spooky Adventures, of which three books have been released. She’s also working on the Weirdville series, a series of scary lower grade chapter books. The first three books in the series have been released, and books four to six will release in 2014.
The first three Weridville books have also been released in audiobook version.
She’s written two young adult novels. Fractured, the first book in the Mirrorland series was released last year and its sequel, Reflected will be released in 2015. The first book in YA Paranormal series, the Angel of Death Series, The Soul Thief, will release in November 2014.