Watermark is thrilled to welcome Pura Belpré Honor Award winner and popular Kansas City-based author Angela Cervantes known for her popular novels Lety Out Loud and Gaby, Lost and Found. She will be at Watermark celebrating her latest book The Cursed Moon which follows Rafael Fuentes a young boy who loves ghost stories. After he tries to write the scariest ghost story about the dreaded Caretaker to scare his friends, he then starts noticing strange things start to happen and it appears the caretaker is now real and after Rafael. Angela will be at Watermark Books and Cafe on Sunday, October 1st at 1 pm. She will be here doing a discussion about the book, a Q&A with the audience, and a book signing after. We hope to see you there. You can RSVP on Eventbrite using the button below. While it is not required to RSVP for this event, RSVPing helps give us an idea of how many will attend to prepare the proper seating arrangement.
About the Book:
Celebrated author Angela Cervantes' brand new novel combines a chilling ghost story with her award-winning, heartfelt storytelling style.
One two, the Caretaker’s coming for you. Three-four, you’ll breathe no more. Five-six, you’ll float like sticks. Seven, eight, you’ll meet your fate.
Rafael Fuentes isn’t easily scared. He loves writing ghost stories, reading scary books, and entertaining his friends with terrifying tales he creates on the spot. Rafa has come up against enough real-life scary situations that fictional hauntings seem like no big deal. Rafa’s incarcerated mom is being released from jail soon and will be coming to live with him, his sister, and their grandparents. For the first time in a while, Rafa feels a pit of fear growing in his stomach.
To take his mind off his mom’s return, Rafa spends an evening crafting the scariest ghost story he’s ever told. As an eerie blood moon hangs in the sky, Rafa tells a group of friends about The Caretaker. The Caretaker is an evil ghost who lures unsuspecting kids into the neighborhood pond. . . and they don’t ever come out. Rafa is really proud of his latest creation until strange things start to happen around him. With a sinking feeling, Rafa realizes the Caretaker is real. Rafa has brought the ghost to life—and only he can stop him.
About the Author:
Angela Cervantes is a poet, storyteller, and animal lover. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in various publications, and she has written the novels Lety Out Loud, Gaby, Lost and Found, and Allie, First at Last. When Angela is not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband in Kansas and eating fish tacos every chance she gets.