Linda DeMeulemeester is the author of the critically acclaimed Grim Hill series. The Secret of Grim Hill won the Silver Birch award in 2008. Her other books have been nominated of shortlisted for several awards, including the British Columbia Young Readers' Choice Red Cedar Award, the Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Diamond Willow Award, and the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award. Also a teacher, DeMeulemeester enjoys sharing her lifelong love of reading with children.
The third installment of the Grim Hill series unfolds during the season of romance, when an easterly fairy wind blows through town. For months, Cat Peters has been wishing to live the normal life of a thirteen-year-old, and finally things seem to be going her way. She has once again helped her town escape the evil clutches of Fairy, and now she can’t wait to turn her attention from magic to the upcoming dance. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Cat’s friends, her sister, and even her soccer coaches have all been preoccupied with thoughts of love. But in this creepy town, even Valentine hearts, charming decorations, and high school dances have a sinister side.
Selected, Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Best Books for Kids & Teens" (Starred selection, 2009)
Since Halloween, things are getting back to normal for Cat Peters. Now the big drama in her life isn’t a battle against diabolical fairies, but a battle of the sexes on the soccer field. Meanwhile, ever since Cat’s little sister, Sookie, was imprisoned on Grim Hill, she has only been interested in one thing: magic. When the aspiring conjurer takes her discoveries too far, it is up to Cat to set things straight. Can she really bear to return to the dreaded Grim Hill for a final confrontation with the powerful beings that dwell there?