The Supernatural Files of CJ Delaney

Possessed dogs, missing livestock, cloaked figures . . . CJ Delaney's summer vacation just got really weird.

When a boring old skatepark opening becomes the scene of a something truly strange, CJ Delaney can’t believe her luck. This is just the kind of big story she’s dreamed of breaking for the town's local paper. 

With best friend Parker in tow, CJ is determined to get to the bottom of everything and save the town from evil. Isn’t this what summer vacation is for? But when all answers point to someone close, CJ stands not only to lose her byline but the scariest thing of all—the people and pet she loves.

With a strong, snappy voice and a warm sense of humor, The Supernatural Files of CJ Delaney is a fast-paced middle grade mystery (with just the right amount of hair-raising thrills) that begs to be read cover-to-cover in one sitting. This debut from Carol Williams shines with love for its characters, college-town setting, and belief in the power of the written word.
Carol Williams has a long history of writing: ad agency copywriter, healthcare content wordsmith, insurance marketing scribe—you name it, she’s written a ton of it. She’s also managed to raise two children, creating lots of her own stories for kids along the way. Carol lives in Ohio with her husband and maybe a dog if she can ever talk said husband into it. The Supernatural Files of CJ Delaney is her debut.
"Suspenseful and emotionally intelligent."—Kirkus Reviews

"CJ is a kid reporter, but don't judge her for her age. She's got story in her blood, the itch for the scoop, and spunk and sass to boot. If you're looking for a modern-day Nancy Drew with a journalistic twist and a whole lot of heart, CJ Delaney is your reporter for the job!"—Graci Kim, New York Times bestselling author of the Gifted Clans trilogy 

“I love CJ’s ambition, nerve, and sense of humor. This winsome heroine’s pursuit of a sensational scoop will have you gasping at every twist in Williams’s spooky and thrilling mystery!”—Karah Sutton, author of A Wolf for a Spell and The Song of the Swan
 
"Stakes start high and accelerate quickly when a kid-reporter’s investigation veers into the realm of ancient sorcery. A dark mystery illuminated by an incisive voice and a splash of humor."—Dianne K. Salerni, author of The Carrefour Curse and Jadie in Five Dimensions

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Possessed dogs, missing livestock, cloaked figures . . . CJ Delaney's summer vacation just got really weird.

When a boring old skatepark opening becomes the scene of a something truly strange, CJ Delaney can’t believe her luck. This is just the kind of big story she’s dreamed of breaking for the town's local paper. 

With best friend Parker in tow, CJ is determined to get to the bottom of everything and save the town from evil. Isn’t this what summer vacation is for? But when all answers point to someone close, CJ stands not only to lose her byline but the scariest thing of all—the people and pet she loves.

With a strong, snappy voice and a warm sense of humor, The Supernatural Files of CJ Delaney is a fast-paced middle grade mystery (with just the right amount of hair-raising thrills) that begs to be read cover-to-cover in one sitting. This debut from Carol Williams shines with love for its characters, college-town setting, and belief in the power of the written word.

Author

Carol Williams has a long history of writing: ad agency copywriter, healthcare content wordsmith, insurance marketing scribe—you name it, she’s written a ton of it. She’s also managed to raise two children, creating lots of her own stories for kids along the way. Carol lives in Ohio with her husband and maybe a dog if she can ever talk said husband into it. The Supernatural Files of CJ Delaney is her debut.

Praise

"Suspenseful and emotionally intelligent."—Kirkus Reviews

"CJ is a kid reporter, but don't judge her for her age. She's got story in her blood, the itch for the scoop, and spunk and sass to boot. If you're looking for a modern-day Nancy Drew with a journalistic twist and a whole lot of heart, CJ Delaney is your reporter for the job!"—Graci Kim, New York Times bestselling author of the Gifted Clans trilogy 

“I love CJ’s ambition, nerve, and sense of humor. This winsome heroine’s pursuit of a sensational scoop will have you gasping at every twist in Williams’s spooky and thrilling mystery!”—Karah Sutton, author of A Wolf for a Spell and The Song of the Swan
 
"Stakes start high and accelerate quickly when a kid-reporter’s investigation veers into the realm of ancient sorcery. A dark mystery illuminated by an incisive voice and a splash of humor."—Dianne K. Salerni, author of The Carrefour Curse and Jadie in Five Dimensions

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