My name is Alex April, and I see ghosts. Worse, they see me. If my paranormal-obsessed best friend Bones knew, he’d be crazy happy. But only one thing happens when I acknowledge their presence. Trouble. I’ve gotten so good at hiding my ability, everyone believes it. Even the ghosts… most of the time.
Except now I’ve got the nightmare of all homework assignments: write a book report about Mark Twain. Trouble is, I have to go to the library to check out a book. Not just any library — the Hannibal, Missouri’s Free Library. It’s the most haunted building in
town. And it’s haunted by none other than Samuel Langhorne Clemens, himself.
Now this spook is haunting me. Following me everywhere I go, desperate to find the legendary Twain Treasure. What exactly is that treasure? Not even Sam can say.
Well, Bones has always wanted to go on a real-life ghost adventure. I just hope this one doesn’t land us both in ZIP code 63409-DEAD.
I was born at the weirdly fantastical confluence of the Mississippi River and the Ohio River near the community of Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky (look it up: It's real!), where I read every science-fiction and fantasy book I could lay hands on. I exhausted several copper mines' worth of copper wire fashioning the alien antennas I saw on "My Favorite Martian." Eventually I become a journalist, where I learned that the truth is often weirder than fiction, but eventually found my real calling as an author of books for young readers.
I live in Louisville, Kentucky, with my weird family and our weirder cat, Mr. Bitey.