Ellen H. Reed
Ellen Reed lives in New Hampshire with her husband, daughter, and pug, Winnie. She has lived in such varied places as Alaska, Texas, Norway, and Indonesia but loves living in beautiful New England.
She wrote her first novel, THE GANGSTER'S GOLD, ten years ago, but didn't publish it until ten years later when she finally got up the nerve. She has published two more YA novels since and is now working on her first non-fiction.
Consuming the Soul
Young Adult Paranormal
What Killed the Children of the Parsons Corners?
Aug 17, 1855. I am weaker today and so scared. As I rested in my room, I looked out the window and saw my brother, Hiram, standing outside watching me with his cold, dead eyes. Perhaps it was another dream, yet it seemed so real. Every time I dream of my late brother, I seem to fail further. Could my uncles have been right? Could Hiram somehow be draining me of life? What would I find if I could dig up his grave?
These chilling words send a thrill of terror through fourteen-year-old Sophia Whelan. Discovering the diary of a girl long dead in the attic of a New Hampshire lake house, Sophia is shocked by the tragic tale of a family plagued by a series of mysterious deaths. One by one the children of the Parsons family fall ill and die shortly after their seventeenth birthday. Heart-breaking coincidence? Or is there something far more sinister at work? When Sophia’s own sister turns seventeen and abruptly falls ill, and Sophia herself is stalked by a menacing presence, Sophia knows she must discover the horrifying secret of Parsons Corners before it’s too late.
The Ghost of Barred Owl Farm
Young Adult Paranormal
“This whole ghost hunting thing is so stupid,” declared 12 -year old Emma to her friend Olivia, “and I just wish they’d leave me out of it!”
Emma Blackburn is less than excited when her father announces that the family is going to go into the ghost hunting business. “Just like on TV!” he gushes. She doesn’t believe in ghosts and would rather die than have her friends find out what insanity her family is planning.
Her twin brother Edgar, on the other is hand, is thrilled. He can’t wait to get his hands on some of that high-tech ghost hunting equipment like infrared cameras, EMF meters, and digital voice recorders.
Unfortunately for the Blackburn family, ghost hunting doesn’t turn out to be quite as easy as it looked on TV. After moving into the Barred Owl Farm, they quickly discover that ghosts can be far more dangerous than they ever imagined!
The Gangster's Gold
What Happened to Charlie Andersson?
In 1923, fifteen-year-old Charlie Andersson disappeared with a quarter of a million dollars belonging to the notorious gangster, Jimmy “The Blade” Houlihan. Neither Charlie nor the money was ever seen again, creating Fishawak, Maine’s biggest mystery.
Eighty years later, twelve-year-old Gwen is certain her life is over when her parents decide to move to Fishawak from Washington, D.C. and renovate the old Andersson house. However, after she encounters the ghostly presence of a teenaged boy in the attic, and a chance discovery allows her to travel back in time to the 1920’s, Gwen is determined to discover what actually happened to Charlie. Unfortunately, someone else is also searching for the long-lost money and will stop at nothing to find it.
Can Gwen find the missing money and prove Charlie’s innocence? Or will she lose her life in a dangerous modern-day treasure hunt?