Top Ten Villains by Kat Hawthorne

You GUYS! I am so excited to host Kat Hawthorne on my blog today. I've recently gotten to know her through my internship with Book Fish Books, and she is such a sweet person. I'm equally as excited that today is her release day for her creep-tastic middle grade, horror novel, THE BOATMAN. From the cover to the content, to the amazing illustrations inside, this book is a surefire win for any one who loves MG, or who has a kiddo that adores it. (especially the creepy kind) 

Today Kat's sharing with us her top ten favorite villains to go along with the creepy factor of her book. Take a look!

My Choices for the Top Ten Fictional Villains of All Time (children’s literature)

By Kat Hawthorne

10) Count Olaf from Limony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events

9) Captain Hook from J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy (Peter Pan)

8) The Witch in the Woods from The Grimm Brothers’ Hansel and Gretel 

7) Selena Place and Grimnir from Alan Garner’s The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

6) Shere Khan from The Jungle Book

5) Napoleon from George Orwell’s Animal Farm

4) The White Witch from C. S. Lewis’ Narnia Series

3) Sauron from Tolkien’s the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

3) Cruella De Vil from Dodie Smith’s 101 Dalmations

2) The Grand High Witch (of all the world) from Roald Dahl’s The Witches

1) General Woundwort from Richard Adams’ Watership Down

Now, on to the book!

About The Book:

Isabel Wixon is weird. Not only does she see dead things, but her only friends consist of a talkative ventriloquist’s dummy and the gentlemanly spider that lives in her hair. Real friends? Too hard. Inventing friends is much easier.

Inventing the Boatman—a terrible monster that lures kids into a strange sleeping sickness and never lets them go—probably wasn’t one of her better ideas though.              

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Author Bio: 

Kat Hawthorne tends to lurk (somewhat menacingly) in the darker corners of the literary world. In addition to a smattering of published poetry, Kat’s short fiction has appeared in such literary magazines as Underneath the Juniper Tree, Thrills Kills and Chaos, Infernal Ink, Dark Edifice, Shadows Express, Fiction and Verse, and The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society. Her literary novelette, The Oddity, was published by MuseIt Up Publishing on July 11th, 2014. In partnership with Enter Skies Entertainment, Kat wrote the narrative portion of Fearless Fantasy, an online role-playing game published by tinyBuild Games and hosted by Steam. As well as being a nerd of the highest order, under her “day name” Kat is a graduate of Ryerson University’s copy, substantive, and stylistic editing programs, and has since earned a specialization in editing books intended for young readers. She is an acquisitions, stylistic and copy editor at BookFish Books LLC and runs her own business where she offers her editing services on a freelance basis.

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