|Herbert the Ghost by illustrator Tiffany Tutti|
Secret in the Stars, Book 1
Abi Wunder Mystery series
Snapshot of Secret in the Stars
Event that sparked the idea: My eerie encounter with a “ghost” at a B & B
Antagonist: Norman & Angel
Blame Herbert’s wife, Dee, for his death and want to tear down the inn
Main Characters: Pop, Abi’s grandfather, Dee, Herbert’s dog Star, Jess
Setting: The Hilltop Inn, lake & woods
Plot: Abi must save the inn and prove Dee’s innocence
Conflict: Abi vs Norman & Angel
Resolution: Abi finds a way to reach her goal
How characters are affected: Each character learns something
What Abi learns: Abi realizes that she possesses a natural ability to know unexplained phenomenon. She doesn’t learn where this ability comes from until Book 2, Secret in the Mist.
How Abi has grown: The story started with Abi as a little girl, unhappy that she’s missing Art Camp, and not paying attention to her appearance. She grows into helping others and herself.
The Abi Wunder Mystery series is a trilogy. The end of Book 1, Secret in the Stars, hints at what’s to come in Book 2, Secret in the Mist, and Book 3, Secrets of the Heart, completes Abi’s journey into herspecial ability to see into the unknown, with an insight into what she can do with it in her future.