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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