ventrella-019Welcome to my website, where I, Kim Ventrella, talk about creepy stories and other writerly stuff. My debut middle grade novel, SKELETON TREE, is coming out with Scholastic in fall 2017. [Insert moment of excitement] When I’m not writing, you might find me working as a childrenโ€™s librarian or fighting crime with my dog/superhero sidekick, Hera. I am a fan of whimsy, magic and weird stories of all kinds.

On this website, you will find: dog videos, skeletons, writing tips, contests, fancy collars, more skeletons, secrets about my book and skeletons! Thanks for stopping by. If you’re a skeleton, here’s an air high five for being awesome! If not, still high five!

WHEN A DOG LOVES A SKELETON, A TENDER STORY OF ROMANCE BETWEEN A LOYAL CANINE AND A PLASTIC HALLOWEEN DECORATION.

From the Blog

  • Mallory Kass, Senior Editor, Scholastic Press

    SKELETON TREE is an extraordinary novel, one with the power to profoundly affect the way readers think about life, faith, and death […] a book that makes you weep, but that stays with you for years to come.

    Mallory Kass, Senior Editor, Scholastic Press
  • Regina Garvie, YA Author

    I was lucky enough to get to read an early version of SKELETON TREE and I was immediately charmed by this beautiful story. Highly recommended!

    Regina Garvie, YA Author