Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce by Frank L. Cole

Welcome back to author Frank L. Cole

Frank L. Cole was born into a family of Southern storytellers and wrote his first book as age eight. Sadly he misplaced the manuscript and has since forgotten what he wrote. Highly superstitious and gullible to a fault, Frank will believe any creepy story you tell him, especially ones involving ghosts and Bigfoot. Currently along with his wife and three children, he resides in the shadow of a majestic western mountain range, which is most likely haunted.


Character Interview – With Various Characters from Hashbrown Winters

Favorite Candy?
Crunchy, Chewy, gummy, sticky, and… ones in wrappers – Four Hips

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy? 
Jet pack – Hashbrown
Jet pack – Snow Cone Jones
New Waffle Iron – Four Hips
An Egyptian Mummy – Measles

What do you do in your free time?
My days are pretty busy thinking of ways to get Melanie Thumbs kicked out of school – Hashbrown
Creating new phrases for our secret code language – Snow Cone
Potty-training Phil – Hambone Oxcart

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
That’s a tough one. I’ll have to think about that for a little bit.- Hashbrown
Cockroach Whisperer – Hambone
Waterworld – Whiz

Favorite smell? 
Victory – Hashbrown
Animal Hospitals – Hummus Laredo
A brand new rain slicker – Whiz Peterson

What is your favorite Quote?
“It’s not whether you win or lose… It’s whether I win.” – author unknown – Hashbrown
“A flying flamingo and a magic carpet ride.” – Secret Code Language – Snow Cone
“Your prescriptions are ready.” – local pharmacist – Measles

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
A place filled with people with tiny thumbs, so I could be king – Hashbrown
I’m really loving the idea of a dessert island – Four Hips
Minnesota. The land of a thousand lakes – Whiz

If you were a superhero what would your name be? 
Hashbrown Winters – Pigeon Criggle
Ah thanks, Pigeon… awkward – Hashbrown
Flotifulus the Dungeonwart – Measles Mumphrey

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
That’s simple, but I would only need one thing. Mashimoto’s jet pack. – Hashbrown
Uh, technically, being stranded would mean you had no way of leaving the island, Hashbrown – Gavin Glasses
Mmmm. Yum. A Dessert Island? I would need a fork, a spoon, and my blender for smoothies. – Four Hips

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

Future – Hashbrown Winters
Future – Snow Cone Jones
Been there done that – Fibber Mckenzie

Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce

Life at Pordunce is back to normal – well, as normal as ever in the three-ring circus that passes for Hashbrown’s elementary school. But everything changes when a ghostly presence starts roaming the halls. And even worse, Hashbrown’s club may be about to lose one of its founding members.