Beyond the Doors

Beyond the Doors
356 Pages
ISBN 978-1-101-93582-8

When their house burns down and their father winds up in the hospital, Janice, Zack, Sydney, and Alexa Rothbaum are forced to move in with their Aunt Gladys–a family member they never even knew existed.

Aunt Gladys is an odd woman, but her house is even more so. It’s a huge circle, and the only entrance is a wall that doubles as a drawbridge over a deep moat. The rooms are long and narrow and curve around a mysterious central room. They also lack doors. Every single doorway in the house is an open arch–even the doorway to the bathroom!

But the doors haven’t disappeared. Aunt Gladys is using them. And when the Rothbaum children discover how and why, their world is turned upside down.

David Neilsen

About David Neilsen (Hudson Valley, New York Author)

David Neilsen

DAVID NEILSEN is the author of two Middle Grade horror/comic/fantasies published by Crown Books for Young Readers. His debut novel, Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom, was named an Editor’s Pick by Amazon, won the Silver Falchion Award for Best YA/Tween Horror or Fantasy of 2017, and was a Semifinalist for Best Middle Grade / Children’s Book in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards. His second book, Beyond the Doors, was published in August, 2017.

Before turning to slightly-creepy children’s literature, David spent a dozen years working as a writer in Hollywood, culminating in optioning a pilot to 20th Century Fox (that went nowhere), and penning the screenplay for the Straight-to-DVD film “The Eliminator” (rent it, he dares you).

A classically trained actor, David works as a professional storyteller based in Sleepy Hollow, NY and spends much of October spooking the bejeebers out of people or performing one of his one-man shows based on and inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. He lives with his wife, son, daughter, and two very domineering cats.

Learn more about David on his website.

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