Warrenton, VA (February 16, 2021)
Freiling Publishing is partnering with director and film producer Brett Monk to transform the Christian movie series Mount Hideaway Mysteries into a young adult fiction trilogy. The first book in the series, Breaking and Entering, released in February and zoomed to #1 on Amazon for new releases.
Tom Freiling, CEO of Freiling Publishing, and Mount Hideaway Mysteries director Brett Monk unveiled the full scope of their partnership and joint book project at the Christian Filmmakers Association Conference in Dallas, Texas, on February 2-5, 2021.
“This is the first time we’ve launched a project of this magnitude,” Tom Freiling, CEO of Freiling Publishing, said. “Bringing the popular Mount Hideaway Mysteries to life on both page and screen will reach more readers and viewers with stories that engage and entertain, especially for teens and young adults. This family-friendly mystery series checks all the boxes for families with older kids.”
The groundbreaking partnership between Freiling Publishing and filmmaker Brett Monk launches the Mount Hideaway Mysteries trilogy for young adults at a time when families are looking for family-friendly media as they spend more time together at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mount Hideaway Mysteries premiered its first movie on Amazon Prime in 2018 with Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No’s. Freiling Publishing will later adapt this as the second book in the trilogy. Monk’s film captured the praise of parents with its Christian values, family-friendly mystery, moments of comedic relief, and strong role models and female-lead characters.
In a small Virginia town, outside a mysterious government facility, four homeschooled teenagers investigate a series of murders and other crimes while wrestling with challenges of faith, family, and the transition from childhood to adulthood. A tragic explosion devastates the town of Steven’s Mill, Virginia. Was it an accident, or was it part of a larger plot to take over the town and shut down the work going on at the secret command center? With gripping drama and entertainment from a faith-based perspective, the story’s characters wrestle with tragedy, danger, and mystery while also pursuing relationships with God.