Hi! My name is Tania del Rio and I’m the author of the spooky WARREN THE 13TH series. WARREN THE 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE and WARREN THE 13TH AND THE WHISPERING WOODS are out now, and the third book in the trilogy comes out in October 2019!
I’ve always been a lover of spooky things and have had several strange supernatural experiences growing up!
I’m also a fan of less spooky things such as dogs, boba tea, and dance movies. I live in Los Angeles with my husband and two dogs (a corgi and a chihuahua mix) where I spend a lot of time in traffic, daydreaming about new stories to write.
You can follow me on Twitter: @taniadelrio
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I love hearing from my readers!
Here’s a little more info about my books:
WARREN THE 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE
A beautifully illustrated, action-packed middle grade adventure in the spirit of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton.
With fantastic Victorian-esque design, fast-paced action, and plenty of puzzles to solve, this middle grade mystery is a fun and engaging read for even the most reluctant readers. Warren the 13th is the lone bellhop, valet, groundskeeper, and errand boy of his family’s ancient hotel. The strange, shadowy mansion is full of crooked corridors and mysterious riddles—and it just might be home to a magical treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye. But if Warren is going to find the hidden treasure, he’ll need to solve several other mysteries first: What is the strange creature lurking in the hotel boiler room? Who is the ghostly girl creeping around the garden’s hedge maze? And why is the hotel’s only guest covered in bandages? Full of puzzles, secret codes, outrageous inventions, and hundreds of intricate illustrations, Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye will delight and confound readers of all ages.
“An engaging mystery to unravel, with a few nice twists and surprises along the way. . . . It’s a fair bet that for many the main attraction of Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye will be Staehle’s lavish illustrations.”—New York Times Book Review
“A whimsical mystery with a lot of heart and spine-tingling illustrations, this novel will circulate as soon as children open it.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
“An adventure with echoes of classic children’s titles like Raskin’s The Westing Game and Dahl’s The Witches. . . . Stylish, exciting, funny, and just slightly macabre, this entertaining novel bodes well for Warren’s future adventures.”—Publishers Weekly
“All the delicious chaos of Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye—first of a planned series—is wonderfully cloaked in a Victorian sensibility and design, a bit of Edward Gorey, a bit of Tim Burton.”—Shelf Awareness
“Just the ticket for fans of Unfortunate Events in dim corridors and murky subterranean chambers.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This story is absolutely enchanting and is a must-have for any child who enjoys adventure and magic, whether this book is read to them or they read it for themselves.”—New York Journal of Books
WARREN THE 13TH AND THE WHISPERING WOODS
Warren the 13th is back in another lushly illustrated middle grade adventure.
In the spirit of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, this fast-paced and beautifully-designed sequel to Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye is packed with nonstop action, adventure, and mystery for middle-grade readers. Twelve-year-old Warren has learned that his beloved hotel can walk, and now it’s ferrying guests around the countryside, transporting tourists to strange and foreign destinations. But when an unexpected detour brings everyone into the dark and sinister Malwoods, Warren finds himself separated from his hotel and his friends—and racing after them on foot through a forest teeming with witches, snakes, talking trees, and mind-boggling riddles, all accompanied by stunning illustrations and gorgeous design from Will Staehle on every page.
“Del Rio delivers another rollicking adventure with this sequel…Staehle’s abundant etchinglike illustrations play on the story’s humor and drama, resulting in a mystery that is fresh and imaginative.”—Booklist
“This skillfully executed novel filled with magic and humor is a high-quality offering for reluctant readers and fans of Lemony Snicket.”—School Library Journal
“In a double-columned narrative festooned throughout with macabre green-and-black illustrations that thicken the Gothic air considerably…dismal turns abound…. Another entry in the ‘unfortunate events’ genre, kitted out with atmospheric art, unusual book design, and a wonderfully homely protagonist.”–Kirkus Reviews