D. Melhoff releases two twisted kids’ books in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving

In a brief departure from full-length novels, I'm releasing not one but two kids' books at the beginning of October. 


These books mark the first pair in a series of four holiday tales aimed at young readers. Deliciously dark and beautifully illustrated by my irreplaceable partner-in-crime, Arianne Elsammak, the subject material is fun and accessible for anyone who wants a bit of mischief and humor with their holiday reading. 


I always liked gruesome kids' stories growing up, particularly Roald Dahl's The Witches, Revolting Rhymes, The Twits, etc. So it's no surprise that instead of puppies and kittens, I wrote about killer turkeys and haunted houses.


Come Little Children Trailer Unveiled

The trailer of D. Melhoff's first novel, Come Little Children, has officially been released on YouTube and Vimeo. Credit of the book's cover goes to Carl Graves, owner and designer at Extended Imagery.

Come_Little_Children_BookThe book's scheduled release date is Wednesday, October 30, 2013. It will be available immediately as a paperback, and the e-book will be released the following week. Copies will be available through Amazon and other vendors will begin selling shortly after. The eBook will be priced at $2.99, and the paperback will be available for $12.99 plus shipping.

In addition to the trailer, the following synopsis was also released:

The Nolan morgue is more than just an ordinary funeral home. When their newest employee uncovers a supernatural conspiracy connected to a string of child murders, she must use every shred of her intelligence to stop a new breed of serial killer and escape the morgue alive.