Early word on THE NIGHT GARDENER!

NG Promotional Banner 4Reviews are rolling in for The Night Gardener, and things are looking good! Permit me to cheer for Molly and Kip: 

First the book was a Junior Library Guild selection!

Then it was named a Editor’s Pick Best Book by Amazon!

Then it was named a Top-Ten Pick for the American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next list!

And that’s not all. Here are just a few reviews for the book so far:

“Lots of creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message … make this cautionary tale one readers will not soon forget.” - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

“Auxier gives readers a spooky story with depth and dimension.” - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“The eerie setting, the pacing of the plot and the cast of characters … makes this an ideal family read-aloud and a vacation pleasure.” – Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW

“an Excellent ghost story for middle grade readers.” - VOYA, “perfect ten” review

“Historical fiction and horror intertwine in this absolutely gripping story … The Night Gardener is the stuff of nightmares.” - Shelf Employed

“Auxier delivers the goods with his precise descriptions of the gothic setting and teasing hints of mystery and suspense” - Horn Book Review

“Auxier achieves an ideal mix of adventure and horror, offering all of it in elegant, atmospheric language that forces the reader to slow down a bit and revel in both the high-quality plot and the storytelling itself.” – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

And finally, a review from Betsy Bird’s Fuse #8 blog with perhaps my favorite line ever:

“It is almost as if Mr. Auxier took his whimsy, pulled out a long sharp stick, and stabbed it repeatedly in the heart and left it to die in the snow so as to give us a sublimely horrific little novel.”

Woo-hoo! Order your copy today! Or better yet, pick it up from your local bookstore!