Hall of Doors Book Series
Originally conceived as an "easy reader" transition from picture books to chapter books, the
first five books in the series are written at third grade reading level and include an illustration with each short chapter.
The original publisher, Orchard House Press (formerly Windstorm) also intended to use them as part of a home schooling program.
Orchard House required lots of "extras" with their books. The intent was to post them on their
website, and to give purchasers a code that would let them access the freebies. So much for good intentions. I've posted them
here; no codes or purchase required. Help yourself.
The second publisher,Solstice
Publishing, released two collections: one with books 1-3 and one with books 1-5. Both are out of print.
All six books are now indie-published, through CreateSpace and later Kindle Direct Publishing. I've included the
extra scenes plus a bonus short story in each of the re-issued editions.
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The Mountains of the Moon, Sammy's worried. Her cat has disappeared again. No one knows where Princess
Buttermilk Biscuit (BB for short) goes on full-moon nights. Will she come back this time? Sammy follows BB up a moonbeam to
a world of mist and moonlight. There she meets Selena, who lives in a beautiful fairy-tale castle. Sammy is fascinated by
the Hall of Doors with its magical portals to other worlds. But the dreamlike adventure turns into a nightmare when Sammy
is faced with the hardest decision of her life. Will she have the courage to make the right choice?
Bonus story: in Nolan's Fishy Adventure, a young boy
takes his friends on a magical trip.
Mountains of the Moon extra scene
Mountains of the Moon author interview
Mountains of the Moon study guide
In The Mirror Door Sammy faces one challenge
after another, including fire-spitting jabberwocks, carniverous “humpties,” and an aggressive dandelion. Can
she solve the mystery that threatens to start a war? Most important of all, can she keep her temper?
Bonus story: Quarelling twins learn to cooperate in Half a Doll
The Mirror Door extra scene
The Mirror Door author interview
The Mirror Door study guide
Secret Door, Sammy feels as though her world has caved in when her mom has to move to another city to get work.
She grasps what may be her last chance to introduce her friend Kerri to Selena’s world, and the two are off on an
exciting adventure to rescue BB and group of homeless refugees. Their allies include shape-shifting elves who can
turn into unicorns, and dragon-hunting, nomadic kizzees, who look a little like koalas. Both the kizzees and the unicorns
are exiles from Princess Selena’s home world, displaced by The Dark, and parties to an age-old feud, which complicates
matters a little.
Bonus story: Tammy.
AKA Princess Tamara, finds a magic ring and escapes her sickroom for A Small Adventure.
The Secret Door extra scene
The Secret Door author interview
In The Water Door,
Sammy, her friend Kerri, little cousin Maggie and the cats cross the Sea of Storms to a distant island, where a
family quarrel is about to erupt into a war. A young water dragon comes to the rescue when their trip is interrupted by
a storm. Once they make it to the island, little Maggie is the hero of the day when she rescues a fairy child, assisted
by helpful bees and a friendly python. (No extras were written for this book.)
Bonus story: Amy learns to change her attitude in The Hailstorm.
The Forgotten Door is a middle grade novel, a bit longer than the
other books in this series and with no interior illustrations. Twelve-year-old Sammy has made peace with her long-absent dad,
and acquired a new sister in the process: a sheltered, timid eight-year-old. Things get interesting when she takes her sister
along on a trip to the fairy worlds, and everything goes wrong. Can Sammy help Casey to overcome her fears? Will they even
find their way home again? And if they do make it back, will the bad guys follow?
story: Annie summons all her courage to save her grandmother from a mysterious creature that refuses to stay in The