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What Scares ME? Time to Tell You

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) The book that terrified me when I was twelve years old isn’t a ghost story. It’s not a horror novel, either (though I did read all of my stepfather’s Stephen King novels—I basically read anything in the house that had words on it, including all my mom’s Atwood, Walker, Piercy, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: What Scares Micol Ostow

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Micol Ostow, author of family I love, love, love to be scared. No, seriously. Mind you, I should clarify that by saying that I am a giant fraidy-cat; I get spooked out easily and the slightest sense of discomfit will keep me up at night. But somehow, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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My Own Darkness: Guest Blog by Jon Skovron

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Jon Skovron, author of MISFIT In the 1980s, I was obsessed with a television show called Amazing Stories. Each episode was a self-contained tale about some bizarre, impossible event. You never knew what kind of story it would be though, because they ran the gamut from silly to heartwarming … Continue reading

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Shadows on the Wall, Whispers in the Mind: Guest Post by Karen Kincy

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Karen Kincy, author of BLOODBORN When I was a kid, if you asked me to write a story about the scariest thing ever, I would have probably written something about the most foul, undead, oozing, crawling monster ever. With glowing red eyes. Unspeakable evil that eats kittens for breakfast … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Book That Scares Michelle Hodkin

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Michelle Hodkin, author of THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER When Nova first asked me to participate, I was insanely excited. I love horror—movies, novels, all of it—and I couldn’t wait to share some of my all-time favorites with you. But then. Then I read a YA novel that came … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Book That Scares Chelsea Campbell

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Chelsea Campbell, author of THE RISE OF RENEGADE X These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. Thus begins the first folio of Rick Yancey’s The Monstrumologist, one of the most amazing horror stories I’ve ever read, topped only by its sequels, The Curse of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mike Mullin on What Makes a Story Scary

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Mike Mullin, author of ASHFALL My debut novel, Ashfall, started shipping about a month ago (9/27). My aunt Ann, and cousin Ivan, have been among the first readers. Ashfall gave Ann nightmares so terrifying that she couldn’t read it anytime after lunch. Ivan, on the other hand, finished the … Continue reading