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Thursday, October 7, 2010

OC Book Fest: School of Fear author Gitty Daneshveri

Gitty Daneshveri is the author of a new series called School of Fear.  She talked me right into buying the first in the series and I had her sign it so when I have read it, I will give it away to one lucky reader.

I loved books like this!  She wrote the series based on her own childhood fears that started with spiders.  She recounted how she sprayed Raid in a series of patterns through out her bedroom to protect her from them.  She said it got so bad that she was spraying Raid in her hair which then started to fall out.


Everyone is afraid of something...

Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders.

Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying.

Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces.

Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water.

With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher, Mrs. Wellington, and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening than even their fears, the foursome realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives.

About the Author

Former Contrafilms Director of Development, Gitty Daneshvari is the author of the adult novel The Makedown. This is Gitty's debut children's book, and it was inspired by her many childhood fears. She hoped that one day they'd help her, and, as it turns out, they did. She lives in New York.

Carrie Gifford spent many years teaching and directing children's theater before starting Red Cap Cards with her husband. Her signature pencil-and-ink style is inspired by her childhood memories. She lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031603326X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316033268


  1. Hmmm... I'm 22, but I this book sounds exciting to me... ^^ I'd love to have a copy... Hurry reading and hope I could be the lucky one to receive that book!!! ^_^

  2. It's interesting that her own experiences were the springboard for her series! Poor kid, spraying Raid in her hair!

  3. She was just so funny when she was describing it. She gave away a copy of the book based on who had the best fear and a boy about 14 said he feared mean bloggers. I told him not all bloggers are mean. His older sister is a blogger. I told him he should get his own blog.

  4. Gosh, I will never have the chance to see any author, living in Greece. You are so lucky to be able to do that! lol
    And despite being a children's book, it sounds quite interesting!
    I can't believe she caused her own hair to fall out by spraying RAID in it!!



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