Curtis Jobling to pen two teenage ghost novels
There has recently been some great news for author Curtis Jobling. Simon & Schuster Children’s Books have acquired world rights to two upcoming teenage ghost novels that he is set to write. The first novel, Haunt, will be published in 2013, with the sequel following in 2014.
"I’m delighted to be working with Venetia and Simon & Schuster on Haunt. The book is ultimately about friendship, and how not even death’s bony fingers can tear it apart. I wanted to marry comedy and the supernatural together and write a ghostly tale from the point of view of a teenager whose life has been stolen away on the cusp of great things. Well, on the cusp of snogs from the girl of his dreams, anyway. I wondered whether an awkward, nerdy youth would draw on some profound inner power when faced with a limbo existence, haunting his best friend. As ill luck would have it, he becomes an awkward, nerdy ghost. I’d like to say that this isn’t semi-autobiographical, but who am I kidding?" commented Jobling, the author of four Wereworld fantasy novels published successfully by Puffin on both sides of the Atlantic, with two more volumes already signed up.
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