1. a peculiar organism capable of transforming caffeine into books.
Samantha is a writer of YA fiction, specifically horror, science fiction, and speculative. She was selected as a mentee in the 2018 class of PitchWars with her manuscript, THE INSATIABLE HUNGER OF TREES.
She is based in quiet, coastal Maine with her three cats, dog, and chickens, and spends her non-writing time exploring.
The Insatiable Hunger of Trees
Cara Hughes doesn’t have time to believe in monsters.
When her sister, Shelby, walked into the woods a year ago and never came out, Cara buried herself in school, work, and volunteering with foster kittens. But when Shelby returns home in the midst of a wave of sightings of a strange creature, Cara finds herself working with the least likely person possible, Lucas Powell, to unravel the mysteries surrounding her sister’s disappearance and reappearance.
Soon after Shelby’s return, a string of gruesome deaths occur in the woods, sending the county into a panic. Cara must work with Lucas to find the truth about what Shelby brought back from wherever she went, and that means opening her mind to Lucas’ theories about supernatural creatures.
The deeper the two get, the clearer the truth becomes. There are monsters out there, and sometimes they look like us.