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Chris Eboch
  • Books for Children
  • The Genie’s Gift
    The Genie’s Gift is a lighthearted action novel set in the fifteenth-century Middle East, drawing on the mythology of The Arabian Nights. Shy and timid Anise determines to find the Genie Shakayak and claim the Gift of Sweet Speech. But the way is barred by a series of challenges, both ordinary and magical. How will Anise get past a vicious she-ghoul, a sorceress who turns people to stone, and mysterious sea monsters, when she can’t even speak in front of strangers?

    The Eyes of Pharaoh
    1177 BC: During the reign of Pharaoh Ramses the Third, three friends stumble into a mystery. When Reya hints that Egypt is in danger from foreign nomads, Seshta and Horus don’t take him seriously. How could anyone challenge Egypt?

    Then Reya disappears. Seshta and Horus set out to find him—and discover a darker plot than they ever imagined. To save their friend, Seshta and Horus spy on merchants, soldiers, and royalty, and start to suspect even The Eyes of Pharaoh, the powerful head of the secret police. Will Seshta and Horus escape the traps set for them, rescue Reya, and stop the plot against Egypt in time?

    The Well of Sacrifice
    In ninth-century Guatemala, a Mayan girl faces down a power-mad High Priest who sacrifices anyone standing in his way.

    Kirkus Reviews called this middle grade adventure, “[An] engrossing first novel….Eboch crafts an exciting narrative with a richly textured depiction of ancient Mayan society….The novel shines not only for a faithful recreation of an unfamiliar, ancient world, but also for the introduction of a brave, likable and determined heroine.”

    The Ghost on the Stairs
    While filming at an old hotel in Colorado, Jon and Tania find themselves trapped in a ghostly love story that happened more than a century ago. Local legend has it that a ghost bride still wanders the hotel, waiting for her lost husband. Can this fearless brother-sister duo reunite a newlywed couple -- and put these ghosts to rest at last?

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    The Riverboat Phantom
    The Riverboat Phantom, Book 2 in the Haunted series, features a steamboat pilot still trying to prevent a long-ago disaster. Will Jon and Tania have to stage a new disaster to help him move on?

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    The Knight in the Shadows
    In The Knight in the Shadows, Book 3 of the Haunted series, a Renaissance French squire protects a sword on display in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. How can Jon and Tania help him, when they can't even speak his language?

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    The Ghost Miner’s Treasure
    Jon and Tania are traveling with the ghost hunter TV show again, this time to the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, where the ghost of an old miner is still looking for his lost mine. The siblings want to help him move on—but to help him resolve the problem keeping him here, they’ll have to find the mine. And even then, the old ghost may be having too much fun to leave! It’s a good thing Tania can see and talk to him, because the kids will need his help to survive the rigors of a mule train through the desert, a flash flood, and a suspicious treasure hunter who wants the gold mine for himself.

    Advanced Plotting
    Advanced Plotting is designed for the intermediate and advanced writer: you’ve finished a few manuscripts, read books and articles on writing, taken some classes, attended conferences. But you still struggle with plot, or suspect that your plotting needs work.

    This book can help.

    The Plot Outline Exercise is designed to help a writer work with a completed manuscript to identify and fix plot weaknesses. It can also be used to help flesh out an outline. Additional articles address specific plot challenges, such as getting off to a fast start, propping up a sagging middle, building to a climax, and improving your pacing. Guest authors share advice from their own years of experience.

    Read the book straight through, study the index to find help with your current problem, or dip in and out randomly — however you use this book, you’ll find fascinating insights and detailed tips to help you build a stronger plot and become a better writer.

    JESSE OWENS: YOUNG RECORD BREAKER
    JESSE OWENS: YOUNG RECORD BREAKER is an inspiring story, focused on Jesse’s childhood. Through hard work and courage, African-American runner Jesse Owens overcame racism, poverty and poor health. He won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, held in Germany under Hitler, proving that Blacks could compete at the highest level. This book, written under the name M.M. Eboch, is part of Simon & Schuster's Childhood of Famous Americans series.

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    MILTON HERSHEY, YOUNG CHOCOLATIER
    Written under the name M.M. Eboch, MILTON HERSHEY, YOUNG CHOCOLATIER is a biography of chocolate king Milton Hershey. After a tumultuous childhood, Milton started work at an ice cream parlor at age 14. At 18, he opened his own confectionery shop -- and lost it six years later. After a string of failures, he finally found success -- and went on to start a school for underprivileged children that remains to this day. This book is part of Simon & Schuster's Childhood of Famous Americans series.

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    Books by Chris Eboch

    historical fantasy
    fun historical fantasy
    Historical Adventure
    A mystery in ancient Egypt -read chapter 1
    In a great Mayan City, a girl struggles to save her family and herself
    spooky adventure
    book 1 in the Haunted series-read chapter 1
    Book 2 in the Haunted series-read chapter 1
    Book 3 in the Haunted series-read chapter 1
    Book 4 in the Haunted series-read chapter 1
    Write Better
    Learn how to get off to a fast start, prop up a sagging middle, build to a climax, improve your pacing, and more.
    Fictionalized Biography
    An inspiring story of an amazing athlete
    Overcoming obstacles to build a chocolate empire