Monday, October 24, 2011

Our Fantastic Week Ahead: October 24

Welcome to All Hallow's Read Week here at Fantasy Matters. The zombies seem to have gotten to Jen, and she's turned this column over to me this week. In the spirit of scary things and terrifying books, we're going to have a week full of posts by writers of scary and strange stories - Maria Dahvana Headley, Dan Poblocki, S. J. Chambers, and Ben Loory - on the books and monsters that are most terrifying to them.

And if that doesn't scare you enough, we're giving away a signed copy of the most terrifying book I've ever read. Click through, if you're brave enough to win.

The purpose of All Hallow's Read, as explained on its official website is to give away scary books for Hallowe'en. We are joining in the fun by giving away a book I could only finish with all the lights in the house turned on, Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box, which he was kind enough to sign for the poor soul lucky winner of our giveaway (and you'll want to be sure to come back for Joe's guest post on Hallowe'en itself). To win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post before 11:59 pm on Hallowe'en and share the title of your favorite scary book. We'll choose the winner at random.

Good luck, and please check in each day this week for the latest skin crawling content, and to add to your list of your own scary books to read and give away.