Introducing Lilac Skully

hi! I’m Amy Cesari, author of Lilac Skully and the Haunted House! I’m super excited to share Lilac’s spooky story with you. Since this is my first “scary” ghost book, I wanted to share some of the influences that made their way into this story.

First, I grew up in a hundred-year-old house, too! Nope, it wasn’t haunted like Skully Manor, but it had its share of creaky, creepy, quirky things about it… especially the terrifying basement!

I’ve also been a lifelong fan of all things creepy and cute… not too scary!! But just the right mix of spooky and fun. Here’s a lot of some of my favorite spooky influences:

Scooby Doo!
Beetlejuice
Coraline (movie and the book by Neil Gaiman)
Nightmare Before Christmas
Anything & Everything Spooky from Disney
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Mad Monster Party
The Graveyard Book
80’s Halloween Cartoon Specials
Ghostbusters
Donnie Darko
Corpse Bride
The Worst Witch
Casper
A Series of Unfortunate Events

Awesome, right?! So… if you like the kind of fun, spooky stuff mentioned above… you’ll love Lilac Skully!

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