Introducing Hallie O’Ween: Kelly Rorvik and Tara Tosten’s New Children’s Picture Book Inspiring Young Girls to Be Courageous

Industry: Books

The face of Halloween has a new strong positive female character for girls as Hallie O’Ween overcomes her fears to save her village on October 31

Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) October 3rd, 2022

Walk into any grocery store or department store and it is plain to see that Halloween is just around the corner. As kids across the country begin to ponder which character they will dress up as come Halloween night, a new heroine has entered the chat. Introducing Hallie O’Ween: the new children’s picture book co-authored by Kelly Rorvik and Tara Tosten that is inspiring young girls to be courageous when it comes to facing their fears.

Hallie O’Ween follows the story of Hallie, a little girl whose shyness and fear have prevented her from joining in the fun festivities within her village. On October 31st, the annual harvest festival comes to Hallies village, and Hallie locks herself inside — until she discovers that a goblin has broken into her room and is trying to steal her favorite dress. Will she let him steal her clothes and destroy her house? Or will she find the bravery within (with the help of a new friend), to face her fears?

Authors Kelly Rorvik and Tara Tosten are childhood friends who grew up together in Pennsylvania. Both very shy children themselves, they wanted to create a character that appealed to the shy little girls of the world, and encourage them that they can do great things. Furthermore, there are no positive characters associated with Halloween for girls — there are witches and vampires that have dominated the industry for decades, but never a positive character designed to inspire.

Hallie O’Ween is available as a free download on, on YouTube, as an audiobook on and soon accompanied by a children’s song come October 5th.

“We were so amazed by the artwork of Zeeshan, he brought our vision of Hallie O’ Ween to life. It makes us even more excited to create new stories for Hallie and Hal O’Ween.” – Tara Tosten

“I have had so much fun with Hallie O’ Ween. My niece loves to dress up as Hallie! – Kelly Rorvik

Through proof of concept, dedication to the craft, and unwavering commitment to little girls across the nation, Kelly Rorvik, and Tara Tosten’s purpose-driven vision has come to fruition with the release of Hallie O’Ween.

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About Kelly Rorvik and Tara Tosten

Kelly Rorvik and Tara Tosten are co-authors of the new children’s picture book and early reader series led by Hallie, a young shy girl who musters up her inner courage to save her village amid a Halloween Harvest. Rorvik and Tosten grew up together in Pennsylvania as neighbors and friends, both painfully shy, and sought to create a Halloween-themed series with a positive character for girls. Kelly Rorvik now works as a teacher in Pennsylvania where the two grew up, and Tara Tosten works in film production in California and once worked as a script reader for Trancas films, the company that makes all the HALLOWEEN Mike Myers films.

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