Behind the Scenes of Camp Effigy: A Ghost Story

Get to know the story behind the story!

2/19/20241 min read

The Genesis of Camp Effigy: A Ghost Story

It all started with a hike up to Pike's Peak in Northeast Iowa on a chilly New Year's Day (see the photo above of the author and her muse). It was such a remarkable experience witnessing a bear-shaped Effigy Mounds that the story of Camp Effigy started brewing. No spoilers, but Effigy Mounds play a huge role in this book and definitely deserve an in-person visit if you ever get the chance.

The Creatrix Behind the Books

I A M Watson is a librarian, nurse, and death investigator by day and a writer also by day because she likes her sleep, okay? These experiences enrich her storytelling with a profound understanding of the delicate balance between life and death, and the transformative and healing power of knowledge. She aspires to meet news fans and friends in person in the near future.

The Seven-Draft Journey

Camp Effigy underwent a meticulous seven-draft editing process as well as the scrutiny of several seriously talented beta readers (you know who you are, and thank you!) to create an immersive and fun ghost story for tweens and teens, as well as the people who love them.

Join the Camp Effigy Community

Join the growing community of readers eagerly awaiting the release of Camp Effigy: A Ghost Story. Whether you're seeking an adventure rich is history or captivated by the paranormal, there's a place for you at Camp Effigy.

Stay tuned for updates, exclusive content, and the eagerly anticipated sequel, Ol' Bloodthirsty, promising even more mysterious journeys and intriguing characters. The magic awaits—immerse yourself in the wonders of Camp Effigy and unlock the secrets of the supernatural.

See you around the campfire over at, where you can find real-time updates and join the community!

Stay spooky!