What Scares You? Blog Series Recap

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) The “What Scares You?” blog series ends tomorrow on Halloween with two exciting things: Libba Bray reveals what scares her… and I give away a ton of books! If you want to catch up on all the guest blogs (and gain extra entries for tomorrow’s giveaway) here’s what scaresContinue reading “What Scares You? Blog Series Recap”

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 “What Scares ME? Time to Tell You”

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’tContinue reading “Guest Post: What Scares Micol Ostow”

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 heartwarmingContinue reading “My Own Darkness: Guest Blog by Jon Skovron”

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 breakfastContinue reading “Shadows on the Wall, Whispers in the Mind: Guest Post by Karen Kincy”

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 cameContinue reading “Guest Post: A Book That Scares Michelle Hodkin”

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 ofContinue reading “Guest Post: A Book That Scares Chelsea Campbell”

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 theContinue reading “Guest Post: Mike Mullin on What Makes a Story Scary”

Guest Post: A Movie That Scares Jeff Hirsch

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Jeff Hirsch, author of THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE I love horror. Scary books. Scary movies. Haunted houses. The whole bit. But honestly very few stories actually have made me feel afraid, like sleep-with-the-lights-on, can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head afraid. And then there was The Mothman Prophecies. Now if you’ve heard of this movie, orContinue reading “Guest Post: A Movie That Scares Jeff Hirsch”

Guest Post: Stories That Scare Dia Reeves

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Dia Reeves, author of SLICE OF CHERRY For my Halloween recommendations, I was going to wax poetic on obvious stuff like The Exorcist (it was a book first, y’all) and any number of Stephen King stories, and possibly the prison scene from Killing Floor by Lee Child (had to read it with myContinue reading “Guest Post: Stories That Scare Dia Reeves”