Jared Agard, author
A secret fear. An antique pocket watch with a tragic past. When 8th grader Caleb Meyer stumbles upon the old watch at an abandoned railroad museum, he's sure that if he has it, all his fears will vanish. But the watch is more than just spindles and gears. A twisted ghost lives within, a Dreadmonger, feeding off the fears of his victims. And Caleb, seeking to finally be rid of his secret, is walking right into the Dreadmonger's trap.