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Double Cover Reveal: Rabbits in the Garden and Hares in the Hedgerow by Jessica McHugh

Night Worms has been given the special honor of revealing two book covers for you exclusively by Perpetual Motion Machine's & Ghoulish Books senior editor, Max Booth III.

Rabbits in the Garden and Hares in the Hedgerow

the first two installments of Jessica McHugh’s Gardening Guidebooks Trilogy, to be published later this year by Ghoulish Books.

Artist credit for both covers: Don Noble


Rabbits in the Garden


Release Date: September 13, 2022

Twelve-year-old Avery Norton is head over heels in love with her best friend. With Paul Dillon at her side, she’s invincible against the slippery roofs of Martha’s Vineyard gingerbread houses, indifferent to sermons from her overprotective mother, Faye, and excited for another buoyant summer on the island.

According to the staff at Taunton Asylum, she’s also a crazed killer.

After uncovering a gruesome secret in her basement, Avery tumbles down a rabbit hole of death, doubt, and deception that leads to her incarceration in Taunton Asylum and threatens to keep her separated from Paul forever. But the more she learns about her past and the matriarch of the Norton family, the more realizes how much danger she and Paul are in.

From Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Jessica McHugh, the twisted mind behind The Green Kangaroos and Nightly Owl, Fatal Raven, Rabbits in the Garden begins Avery Norton’s horrifying journey to unearth the truth about her past and the woman who raised her to be a good little gardener.


Hares in the Hedgerow 


Release Date: November 15, 2022

She wakes up in a 1973 Volkswagen Kombi, naked and afraid…

An aspiring singer/songwriter, Sophie Francis is searching for inspiration, pining for connection, and desperate to know why she feels so different from everyone else. Maybe it’s the ghosts whispering in the apartment above her, or the chilling thoughts writhing in her mind when the ghosts are quiet. Maybe she’s a reincarnated saint abducted as an infant and raised by a former serial killer.

Or maybe she’s just sixteen.

Upon meeting an intoxicating musician named Liam LaSalle and an enigmatic community of misfits known as the Choir of the Lamb, Sophie scampers down a rabbit hole of music, martyrs, and madness. There, she discovers her link to a dangerous legacy and a fiery little girl named Avery Norton.

From 2x Bram Stoker & Elgin Award nominee, Jessica McHugh, Hares in the Hedgerow leads Sophie Francis on a disturbing and transformative journey to expose and harness the darkness in the roots of her family tree.

Ghoulish Books is also offering a special discounted bundle deal where folks can pre-order the first two books in the trilogy for a total of $35.00: ORDER THE BUNDLE

ALSO: Everybody who pre-orders these books through our webstore will receive a signed signature plate from Jessica McHugh!


Author bio:

Jessica McHugh is a novelist, a 2x Bram Stoker Award®-nominated poet, & an internationally-produced playwright running amok in the fields of horror, sci-fi, young adult, and wherever else her peculiar mind leads. She’s had twenty-nine books published in fourteen years, including her bizarro romp, The Green Kangaroos, her YA series, The Darla Decker Diaries, and her Elgin Award nominated blackout poetry collections, A Complex Accident of Life and Strange Nests. For more info about publications and blackout poetry commissions, please visit

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