Welcome 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 children’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!
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
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