Mystery Light in Cranberry Cove by Candy McMudd is a story for ages 10 and up. It’s about Prim, who is 12, her younger brother Henry, age 10, and their mother who arrive at their cottage in Cranberry Cove to spend the summer. Her cousin, Shona, who is the same age, comes with her.
They meet up with another cousin, Ellis, also the same age, and together they stumble onto the biggest mysteries of the cove.
It’s a story about adventure, ghost stories, pirates, searching for treasure, seaside exploring and discovering family history. It takes place in the 1990s and returns readers to a simpler time when kids enjoyed outdoor activities and were not tied to screens.
Quarter Castle Publishing is looking for similar stories suitable for children between the ages of 10 and 15 years old. If you have a story of simpler times, of children exploring the outdoors and going on adventures, consider us.
Focus should be on the adventure, whether exploring or solving a mystery, with friends. In the background, their family and community are important. We’re not interested in stories that involve politics or adult issues that have crept into many current books for this age group. We prefer children to enjoy being children and to read stories to encourage them to live happy, healthy, hopeful lives.
Stories should be between 25,000 and 50,000 words.
Our general submission guidelines are here: Submission Guidelines.