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What Scares YA Authors?

…Starting tomorrow, I’ll be asking that very question of some YA authors, and we’ll see what they say.

Come back tomorrow for guest blogs, interviews, and book giveaways. Here’s who you’ll find here:


Adele Griffin
, author of All You Never Wanted and Tighter

Andrew Smith, author of The Marbury Lens and Passenger

Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement and The Space Between

Daniel Marks, author of Velveteen

Fiona Paul, author of Venom

Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten and Possess

Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares

Michelle Hodkin, author of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow and the Cold Awakening trilogy

Sarah Rees Brennan, author of Unspoken and The Demon’s Lexicon trilogy

Tessa Gratton, author of Blood Magic and The Blood Keeper

Our resident essayist Timothy Braun, who’s written here on the art of being dumb and making out with girls in parking lots

…Plus a special guest sharing some frightening fears with us on Halloween!

So what scares you? Last night I went to see Sleep No More for the first time, and it was wild and wonderful and delightful. I expected to be scared, but I wasn’t. (I think because a friend helped me know what to expect… And it wasn’t pitch-dark, so I could see where I was going. I am kind of afraid of absolute darkness.) Highly recommended if you haven’t gone yet.

(This kind of scares me. Here I am in the Sleep No More mask after the show, in Washington Square Park. Yes, everyone has to wear one of these masks during the show.)

To be safe, I’m being careful not to watch any horror movies before I head up to the Millay Colony, though, because I have a very active imagination.

Series art by Robert Roxby. Email to contact the artist directly.

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