Laurie Faria Stolarz is on my auto-buy list. I’ve read and own every single book she’s ever published and I love her writing style. It’s always creative, dark, and captivating. I was delighted when she agreed to come on my blog today to talk spooky things and books! It only seemed fitting that it would
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Welcome to day thirty-one of the Haunted Hotel Writer and Illustrator showcase! Happy Halloween! You can find a list of all participants here. Come back each day, the entire month of October for a scare! Today’s story is here thanks to a master key, given out and forgotten about…until now.   “There’s no such thing as
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Welcome to day thirty of the Haunted Hotel Writer and Illustrator showcase! You can find a list of all participants here. Come back each day, the entire month of October for a scare! Today’s story comes from room #30! Looking back, I guess right away I knew something was  not right. I was going towards the
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I live for scary and spooky. Even better if you can fit it into a well-written book with excellent characters, writing, and pacing. That’s how I discovered Madeleine Roux. I picked up a copy of Asylum and never looked back. Of course, Asylum isn’t her only book. The New York Times Bestselling author has written
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Welcome to day twenty-eight of the Haunted Hotel Writer and Illustrator showcase! You can find a list of all participants here. Come back each day, the entire month of October for a scare! Today’s story comes from room #128.   The Legend of Thornewood     Medium: Pencil, ink, charcoal, & scratches on paper Original: 9
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Welcome to day twenty-seven of the Haunted Hotel Writer and Illustrator showcase! You can find a list of all participants here. Come back each day, the entire month of October for a scare! Today’s story comes from the residents’ bar!   “So what’ll it be, sir?” The barman leans towards me with a smile: his blue
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Welcome to day twenty-six of the Haunted Hotel Writer and Illustrator showcase! You can find a list of all participants here. Come back each day, the entire month of October for a scare! Today’s story comes from room #04! She couldn’t contain the desire within her anymore like an animal wanting to break free, and that
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Welcome to day twenty-five of the Haunted Hotel Writer and Illustrator showcase! You can find a list of all participants here. Come back each day, the entire month of October for a scare! Today’s story comes from room #668!   Jeremy finds me in the lobby hiding behind a potted fern. I honestly didn’t think he
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Welcome to day twenty-four of the Haunted Hotel Writer and Illustrator showcase! You can find a list of all participants here. Come back each day, the entire month of October for a scare! Today’s story comes from room #665!   October 31st—4pm “Yes Miss Thompson, I will put you down for a wakeup call,” Cindy assured
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The Blood Brothers are two of my favorites middle grade authors. I became hooked when I read their first Fright Friends Adventure book, The House on Creep Street. They hit it even further out of the creepy park with the next in the series Beware the Monstrous Manther! The Fright Friends Adventures series is the
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