Guest Post: A Book That Scares Dawn Metcalf

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Dawn Metcalf, author of LUMINOUS The book still chills me. Here. Now. I re-read Something Wicked This Way Comes recently, having found a copy lying innocently atop a pile of children’s books at our local library’s annual summer book sale. I half-recalled fond memories of the shivers it gave me, curledContinue reading “Guest Post: A Book That Scares Dawn Metcalf”

Guest Post: What Scares Carrie Ryan

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Carrie Ryan, author of THE DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES Growing up I was a horror novel junkie. I’d be the first one in line the day Christopher Pike’s latest came out and I’d read him late into the night (I credit him for turning me into a speed reader).Continue reading “Guest Post: What Scares Carrie Ryan”

Guest Post: A Book That Scares Courtney Summers

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) By Courtney Summers, author of FALL FOR ANYTHING When Nova invited me to participate in her Halloween guest blog extravaganza, there were two prompts to mine a potential entry from: What’s one of the creepiest books you’ve ever read? and What makes a story scary for you? I didn’t even have toContinue reading “Guest Post: A Book That Scares Courtney Summers”

“What Scares You?” Blog Series Starts Today

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) The first of the “What Scares You?” guest blogs is about to go up for your creepy reading pleasure, so stay tuned! These were the suggested writing prompts I gave the guest bloggers: What’s one of the scariest books you’ve ever read? What makes a story scary for you?Continue reading ““What Scares You?” Blog Series Starts Today”

In Which I Wonder “What Scares You?” and Host an Entire Blog Series About It

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Starting Monday, I’m opening Distraction No. 99 to guest bloggers—YA and other authors you know and love—for the first time ever. And I’m doing so to find out what freaks them out. Why would I be curious what scares these authors, you ask? Why would I beg them toContinue reading “In Which I Wonder “What Scares You?” and Host an Entire Blog Series About It”