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Publication Order of Arabel and Mortimer Books

Arabel's Raven (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arabel, Mortimer, and the Escaped Black Mamba (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer's Bread Bin (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer's Tie (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spiral Stair (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arabel and Mortimer (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer's Portrait on Glass (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of Mr. Jones's Disappearing Taxi (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer's Cross (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer Says Nothing (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer and Arabel (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer's Pocket (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortimer's Mine (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mayhem in Rumbury (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arabel and Mortimer Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Arabel and Mortimer (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Armitage Family Books

Armitage, Armitage, Fly Away Home (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Serial Garden (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Felix Brooke Books

Go Saddle the Sea (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bridle the Wind (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Teeth of the Gale (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jane Austen Books

Mansfield Revisited (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Fairfax (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eliza's Daughter (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emma Watson (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Youngest Miss Ward (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Catherine's Necklace (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Paget Family Saga Books

The Smile of the Stranger (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Weeping Ash (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl from Paris (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ribs of Death Books

Publication Order of St. Ives Books

In Thunder's Pocket (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bone and Dream (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Song of Mat and Ben (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Wolves Chronicles Books

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Hearts in Battersea (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightbirds on Nantucket (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whispering Mountain (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cuckoo Tree (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen Lake (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dido and Pa (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Is Underground (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Shoulder Road (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Limbo Lodge / Dangerous Games (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midwinter Nightingale (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witch of Clatteringshaws (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Angel Inn (1863)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingdom and the Cave (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silence of Herondale (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fortune Hunters (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beware of the Bouquet / Trouble with Product X (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Interval / Hate Begins at Home (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Fall (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Embroidered Sunset (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cluster of Separate Sparks / The Butterfly Picnic (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Died on a Rainy Sunday (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Is a Place (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voices in an Empty House (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle Barebane (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Movement (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Five-Minute Marriage (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mice and Mendelson (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Guests (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kitchen Warriors (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deception / If I Were You (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Erl King's Daughter (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackground (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunting of Lamb House (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cockatrice Boys (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Midnight Moropus (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morningquest (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jewel Seed (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Return to Harken House (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fit of Shivers (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shoemaker's Boy (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scream (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Moon's Revenge (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wooden Dragon (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

Winterthing (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mooncusser's Daughter (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Street (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

All You've Ever Wanted (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Than You Bargained for (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girl's Choice (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Necklace of Raindrops (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Small Pinch of Weather (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Windscreen Weepers (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoke from Cromwell's Time (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingdom Under the Sea (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Flash (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Harp of Fishbones (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not What You Expected (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
All But a Few (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Faithless Lollybird (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skin Spinners (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far Forests (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bundle of Nerves (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tale of a One-Way Street (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Touch of Chill (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whisper in the Night (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up the Chimney Down (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Slice of Rainbow (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Past Eight O'Clock (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Goose on Your Grave (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Give Yourself a Fright (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Foot in the Grave (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fit of Shivers (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fit of Shivers / In Black and White (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winter Sleepwalker (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Creepy Company (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Handful of Gold (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Lane (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Casting a Spell and Other Poems (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon Cake (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows & Moonshine (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghostly Beasts (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow Horse (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monkey's Wedding (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The People in the Castle (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gift Giving (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Way to Write for Children (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pan Book of Horror Stories Books

The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Third Pan Book of Horror Stories (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 7th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eighth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eleventh Pan Book of Horror Stories (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 13th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 20th Pan Book of Horror Stories (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 21st Pan Book of Horror Stories (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Saki,Charles Dudley Warner,Philip Gilbert Hamerton,Kari Kilgore) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Rudyard Kipling,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Kent Patterson,Meyari McFarland,Leigh Saunders) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ed Gorman,Carole Nelson Douglas,Dean Wesley Smith,W.W. Jacobs,Mary A. Turzillo,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Space and Time (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Andre Norton,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Cordwainer Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Mary Turzillo,Daemon Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Heroic Heart (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Roving Nature (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Emile Zola,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dory Crowe,C.J. Erick,Sylvia Warner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Feral Instincts (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Romantic Soul (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Anthea Sharp,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Bonnie Elizabeth,Dean Wesley Smith,Kari Kilgore) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet Books

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 12 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 13 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 14 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 15 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 16 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No. 17 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 18 (By: Kelly Link) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 19 (By: Kelly Link) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 20 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 21 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 22 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 23 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 24 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 25 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, No.26 December 2010 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 27 (With: Kelly Link,Carol Emshwiller) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 28 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 29 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant,Jennifer Linnaea) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 30 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 31 (By: Kelly Link) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 33 (By: Kelly Link,Michael J. DeLuca) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 34 (By: Kelly Link) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 36 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No. 37 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant,Izzy Wasserstein) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No. 38 (By: Kelly Link) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No. 42 (By: Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 45 (By: Kelly Link) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No. 43 (By: Kelly Link) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Out of Time(0)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tenth Pan Book of Horror Stories(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 5th Armada Ghost Book(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baker's Dozen of Stories for Young People(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tenth Ghost Book(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ladies of Fantasy: Two Centuries of Sinister Stories by the Gentle Sex(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bumper Book of Ghost Stories(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts That Haunt You(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Faber Book of Modern Fairy Tales(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Eyes and Other Spine Chillers(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over the Rainbow(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supernatural Stories: 13 Tales of the Unexpected(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Annual Collection(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Third Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy 2 / Demons and Dreams(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drabble II: Double Century(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Jackanory(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chilling Christmas Tales(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunting Christmas Tales(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's for Dinner?: And Other Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Treasury of Ghost Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simply the Best(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where the Red Fern Grows and Related Readings(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret City(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-Year-Olds(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Treasury of Five-Minute Stories(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing with the Dark(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psychos(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 23(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lobster's Birthday and Other Stories(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Joan Aiken
Joan Aiken was born in Mermaid Street on September 4, 1924 in Rye, Sussex. Her dad was Conrad Aiken, an American Pulitzer Prize winning poet. Her sister was Jane Aiken Hodge, a writer, and her brother was a writer and research chemist, named John Aiken. Their mom, Jessie MacDonald, was a Master’s graduate from Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Their marriage dissolved in 1929, and Jessie remarried to Martin Armstrong, an English writer in the year 1930, while Conrad married twice more. Joan, along with John and Jane, wrote Conrad Aiken Remembered, a short appreciation of their dad.

Joan was taught at home by her mom until she was twelve from 1936 until 1940 at Wychwood School for girls in North Oxford. She never attended university. Writing stories from a young age, she finished her first full length novel when she was only sixteen years old and she had her first short story for adults accepted for publication at the age of seventeen. In the year 1941, her first children’s story was broadcasted on the BBC’s Children’s Hour.

Aiken worked from 1943 to 1949 for the United Nations Information Centre in London. She married Ronald George Brown (a journalist that was also working at UNIC), in September 1945. They had two kids together before his passing in the year 1955.

After Joan’s husband died, she joined the magazine Argosy, where she worked in different editorial capacities and learned her trade as a writer. The magazine was one of the many in which she published her short fiction between 1955 and 1960. During this time she published her first two collections of children’s stories and started writing a children’s novel, which was initially called “Bonnie Green”, and was titled “The Wolves of Willoughby Chase” when it was published in 1962.

By this time she was able to work full time as a writer at home, producing two or three books each year for the rest of her life, primarily thrillers and children’s books, as well as many articles, talks and introductions on children’s literature and on Jane Austen’s works.

She participated in the Puffin Book Club’s annual Children’s Literature Summer Camp, which was run by Colony Holidays, the predecessor to ATE Superweeks, along with other such popular kid’s authors like Clive King and Ian Serraillier.

She married Julius Goldstein, a New York landscape painter and teacher. They divided their time between New York and her home, the Hermitage in Petworth, Sussex. He passed away in the year 2001.

In September of 1999, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

She died at her home at the age of 79 on January 4, 2004 in Petworth, Sussex. She was survived by her two kids.

Joan lived in a world filled with stories, and her greatest delight was sharing them.

“The Wolves of Willoughby Chase” is the first novel in “The Wolves of Willoughby Chase” series and was released in 1962. Wicked wolves and one grim governess threaten Bonnie and Sylvia (her cousin) when Bonnie’s parents depart Willoughby Chase for their sea voyage.

Left in cruel Miss Slighcarp’s care, the girls can barely believe what is happening to their formerly happy home. The servants get dismissed, the furniture gets sold off, and Sylvia and Bonnie get shipped off to a prison-like orphan school. It appears as if the endless hours of drudgery are never going to end.

With help from Simon the gooseboy and his flock, they are able to escape. However how are they every going to get Willoughby Chase free from the evil Miss Slighcarp’s clutches?

“The Midnight Moropus” is a stand alone novel and was released in 1993. Can Jon locate a ghostly horse that has been extinct for centuries now?

Jon is a lonely orphan that lives on a farm with his adopted parents. When they ask him what he would like for his birthday, he knows immediately: to see the Moropus, which is this prehistoric horse which is furry and big, with claws on its feet instead of hooves. According to the legend, it haunts all the lonely moors at a waterfall which is known as Horse Force since its gushing cascade sounds exactly like the whinny of a mare.

However there is a problem: should Jon wish to see the ghost of this legendary creature, he must visit Horse Force exactly at the stroke of midnight. By himself. Can he strike up enough courage to go there all by himself during the dead of night? Luckily there is a friend that can help him out: Whiskers, his faithful pony!

“The Jewel Seed” is a stand alone novel and was released in 1997. One English orphan unwittingly holds the key to this powerful source of magic.

The graduation ceremony of the Grand and Ancient College of Siberian Witches is held in the wintry darkness of the Far North. However despite such a celebration, the night is filled with worry and warnings. The Wanderer is abroad searching for the coveted Jewel Seed which has been lost for centuries now. Whoever is able to find it first is going to have unlimited power and be able to unlock all knowledge.

At the same time, Nonnie Smith, an orphan, leaves the home that she shares with her grown siblings and grandma in Sesame Green to live in London with her oldest sister Una and her cousins. Her issues start when her old neighbor Mrs. Wednesday comes back from the Siberian witch conference and learns that somebody has taken a mysterious shirt off her clothesline. Nonnie’s certain that the linen blouse belonged to Una, however why is Mrs. Wednesday so very desperate to lay hands on it?

Then Una gets kidnapped, along with famous historical characters like Mozart, Julius Caesar, and Jane Austen. And it’s up to Nonnie and cousin John to outfox Mrs. Wednesday and the Winter People in order to save her.

“The Jewel Seed” is Joan Aiken’s retelling of a tale that her dad used to tell her and her siblings when they were young.

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