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Carol Ellis

Carol Ellis is an American author of young adult and children’s fiction. Her first novel, My Secret Admirer, was published in 1989 by Scholastic as part of their popular Point Thriller line. She wrote several more Point Thrillers over the next few years; Camp Fear, The Stalker, and The Window, to name just a few. She went on to write over fifteen novels in all, including a few titles in the Zodiac Chillers series published by Random House in the mid-1990s, and two titles in The Blair Witch Files series for young adults, published by Bantam between 2000 and 2001. Not much else is available online about Mrs. Ellis, who, according to Wikipedia, was born in 1945 and lives with her husband in New York.

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These cover scans are from the library of author Christopher Fulbright.

Diane Hoh

HohDiane_authorphotoDiane Hoh is an American author of young adult thrillers, most of which were published between the years 1990 and 1999. She is probably best known for her series Nightmare Hall, which ran for 29 books between 1993 and 1995, published under Scholastic’s Point Horror imprint. She also wrote several stand alone novels; her first thriller for the Point Horror line was Funhouse, which became a national bestseller in 1990. She was born in Warren, Pennsylvania and now lives in Austin, Texas.

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These cover scans are from the library of author Christopher Fulbright.

Richie Tankersley Cusick

CusickRichieTankersley_authorphotoRichie Tankersley Cusick is an American author of horror and suspense, working primarily in the YA market.  She wrote many books for the Point Thriller and Archway YA Horror lines throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, plus two adult horror novels Scarecrow and Blood Roots, which were published by Pocket Books. Her debut novel was Evil on the Bayou, released as a title in Dell’s Twilight line in 1984. The Twilight series was a direct competitor of Bantam’s Dark Forces series which was popular with teens at the time. Cusick wrote the novelization for the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and other media tie-ins.  She has more than 25 published novels to her credit, and is still at work in the field of fiction.  She was born in New Orleans and now lives in Missouri.

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These cover scans are from the library of author Christopher Fulbright.

Caroline B. Cooney

CooneyCaroline_authorphotoCaroline B. Cooney is an American author of young adult horror and suspense. She has written over 75 novels for teens and sold over 15 million copies of her books worldwide. She got her start writing romantic suspense for young adults in 1979 and emerged onto the horror scene as an author of Scholastic Point Thrillers, starting with The Fog in 1989.  She wrote several books for the original Point Thriller line, including the Losing Christina series and The Vampire’s Promise trilogy, composed of The Cheerleader, The Return of the Vampire, and The Vampire’s Promise, and many stand alone novels. Cooney’s work has been nominated for the ALA Best Book for Young Adults as well as the Edgar Allan Poe Award. She lives in South Carolina.

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These cover scans are from the library of author Christopher Fulbright.