New Release Pits Young Students Against Mysterious English Teacher – Marti Chrisp

Art sometimes imitates life, and this book is no exception. A quirky middle school language arts teacher and the mysterious incidents that surround her sit at the heart of this mystery set in a small town in Texas. This teacher and a transfer student bring change to what had promised to be another dull year for 12-year-old Carl Stone and his close friends. At first it’s just Carl who notices something strange about Sylvia Spencer, the new teacher, but soon the peculiarities involve everyone in the circle of friends.

In Circle of Secrets, published by Dog Ear Publishing, the students find themselves in one situation after another, whether it’s wearing vampire fangs, experiencing miraculous healing, traipsing down a dark, spooky street to spy on Ms. Spencer or an accident that puts one of them in the hospital. After a few encounters with their mysterious teacher, the friends and their families start to change. The mystery deepens when Ms. Spencer seems to predict events and amazing transformations take place. It takes time for discoveries to come full circle in this tale of mystery and suspense.

Author Marti Chrisp shared her love of books with students – working as a language and reading teacher  — for 26 years. She wrote this mystery a year before retiring, and read it to her students. She loosely based the characters and personalities on many of her former students. She and her husband live in Longview, Texas.


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Circle of Secrets

Marti Chrisp

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-097-8            316 pages            $15.95 US


Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere


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