Carousel Book Launch

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Tweens & Teens, Adults
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Step right up for a carnival-themed book launch party, featuring local horror writer Sarah McKnight! 

Hear an excerpt from her newest book, Carousel - and maybe even win your own signed copy! 

We might not be under the big tent, but there will be plenty of games, circus-themed treats and other surprises in store! 

About Carousel by Sarah McKnight

Ladies and gentlemen, the show is about to begin… 

All Laura Fitzpatrick wanted to do was tell her lab partner, Maddie, how she really feels about her, but when a perfect opportunity falls into her lap, Laura does what she does best – chickens out. Then, Laura is dared to check out the abandoned carnival grounds outside of town, and she seizes the opportunity to prove to herself and others that she can be brave after all. To her surprise, Maddie isn’t about to let her go alone. As they explore the eerie property, they’re thrust into an endless night of terror, where danger lurks around every corner. With a century-old mystery waiting to be uncovered, Laura must learn what true bravery means if she hopes to get herself – and Maddie – out of the Plum Creek Carnival alive. 

Whatever you do, don't let the Carnival Man see you...

Praise for Carousel...

Step right up and enter The Carnival Man’s shadow world, where each page will leave you with chills while wanting more. McKnight masterfully blends quick wit and spine-tingling teen screams while providing a fresh new take on terror that will leave even the bravest readers perched at the edge of their seats. With a distinctive storyline, a plethora of endearing characters, and a nightmare-inducing villain, Carousel is a masterfully crafted horror novel that executes the plot without disappointment. You’ll definitely want to add this book to your shelves for Spooky Season.

- Rob Loveless, Eleftheria

Once you get on the McKnight Carousel of terror, you won't be able to get off until you have read every last word. And even then you will be begging for more. You simply won't be able to put the book down, so beware... it might be bewitched.

- Tara Platt, Prep School for Serial Killers

Carousel introduces readers to a familiar world of horror and suspense, with a unique spin of intrigue and patient scares. Fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker, enter the realm of Sarah McKnight at your own risk and discover her blend of things that go bump in the night. I beg you, keep the lights on when turning the pages of Carousel.

- J.V. Hilliard The Warnminster Series

About the Author: 

Sarah McKnight has been writing stories since she could pick up a pencil, and it often got her in trouble during math class. After a brief stint teaching English to unruly middle schoolers in Japan, she decided she wasn’t going to put off her dream of becoming a writer any longer and set to work. Her books tackle real-world issues such as anxiety, depression, and letting go of the past - with a little humor sprinkled in, too. She’s currently focusing more on her real passion – horror. A St. Louis native, she currently lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderful husband and four cats.



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