Profile on Kayla Murphy

When I started writing Some Thing Calls from the Dark, I envisioned a girl that was nice to others but also a little self-conscious, a little fed up with her brother, and a little stubborn when it comes to holding onto a grudge.

Kayla Murphy is a seventh grader living near Flatwoods, West Virginia. Her house in the country is two stories, her bedroom on the second floor. From her bedroom window, she can see the big backyard and the bushes that separates the yard from the woods beyond.

She likes teasing her little brother, hanging with her best friend Gina, video games, and ooey gooey macaroni and cheese.

She loves her new cell phone.

It took Kayla months to get her parents talked into letting her have one. Vibrate mode is for suckers. She set all the calls, notifications, and alarms to her favorite ringtone and turned it up as loud as it would go!

Bing. Bong. Bing bing!

My favorite Kayla quote is a tie between…

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Most of her life, Kayla has been oblivious to the stories about the green monster that visits the woods. Now, she’s lived her own story.

Read more about Kayla Murphy and her hunt for the Flatwoods Monster in Some Thing Calls from the Dark (Spooky Rumors series). Now available for preorder at major online bookstores. Release date: September 20, 2023.