Ash Van Otterloo

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Ash Van Otterloo was born and raised in the Appalachian foothills, then made their home for seventeen years as an adult in Eastern Tennessee.

They currently reside in the PNW with their best friend and four wild forest gremlins. Ash is the author of Cattywampus and is excited about the release of their new ghost book, A TOUCH OF RUCKUS early this fall!


Whether or not their house is haunted is a topic for gossip among their neighbors. The ones, at least, that the ghosts haven't monched yet! You can learn more about Ash at ashvanotterloo.com.

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Ash Van Otterloo My daughter (then 11) and I like sitting outside together and playing the "what if?" game. "What if you accidentally resurrected a graveyard full of z…moreMy daughter (then 11) and I like sitting outside together and playing the "what if?" game. "What if you accidentally resurrected a graveyard full of zombies?" "Ooooo. And what if they were YOUR relatives?"

It was too much fun not to write, and that day I wrote the first chapter of Cattywampus. :) (less)
Ash Van Otterloo Gretta's father greeted her at the door after school with a smile, offering a warm plate of fresh-baked cookies. When Gretta bit into it, however, ins…moreGretta's father greeted her at the door after school with a smile, offering a warm plate of fresh-baked cookies. When Gretta bit into it, however, instead of soothing, gooey chocolate, RAISINS. (less)
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Cattywampus

4.37 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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A Touch of Ruckus

3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — expected publication 2021 — 3 editions
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Amina's world is rich in community, culture, and family as she works to find her own unique voice in it. Her voice and journey are subtle, and her earnest sweetness (underscored by rich community) makes for a simple yet powerful story. New to middle ...more
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The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
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If you read this as a child, it's a terrifying novel about cat possession.

If you read it as an adult, it's a psychological thriller about a lonely, truly disturbed girl who escalates in destructive/abusive behavior and projects in a truly spectacula
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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
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Interesting as a memoir of the journalist's experience, but disappointing lack of actual substance. ...more
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Bodies in Doubt by Elizabeth Reis
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A breakdown of the American historical misconceptions about what it means to be intersex, involuntary gender assignment, and how societal and religious expectations on gender expression tend to cloud good science/patient care.
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Into the Forest: Nominate Witchy Books for Our Sept-Nov Group Read 50 71 Sep 07, 2020 04:09PM  
Albert Camus
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
Albert Camus

L.M. Montgomery
“Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea




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