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Roundtable 17: YA Horror (March 8)

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Join distinguished guests and fellow writers live On Air for the March HWA Roundtable. We will be discussing writing horror for the Young Adult market.…

Scary Out There! A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Kami Garcia

Scary Out There! A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Kami Garcia

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Welcome back to SCARY OUT THERE!

This week I sit down to have a chat with Kami Garcia, the #1 New York Times & international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures Series and the author of Unbreakable, the first book in the Legion Series, releasing on October 1, 2013. Kami is fascinated by the paranormal, and she’s very superstitious. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Scary Out There! A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Rachel Caine

Scary Out There! A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Rachel Caine

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Welcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens. This week I sit down for a chat with Rachel Caine the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, and the new upcoming Revivalist series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and until very recently continued to carry on a secret identity in the

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction – A Chat with Ellen Hopkins

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Ellen Hopkins author photoWelcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens. This week I sit down for a chat with Ellen Hopkins, the award winning author of nine NY Times bestselling young adult novels-in-verse, plus two adult verse novels. Before delving into fiction, Ellen was a poet, freelance journalist and nonfiction author, with twenty published nonfiction books for children. Ellen mentors other writers as the regional advisor for the Nevada chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives near Carson City, where she has recently founded Ventana Sierra, a 501(c)(3),

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Gretchen McNeil

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IMG_7315_resizeWelcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens.

JONATHAN MABERRY: My guest this week Gretchen McNeil who is one of those ‘does it all’ people. She’s an opera singer, writer and clown. Her YA horror novels include POSSESS, TEN, and 3:59 (debuting this fall from Balzer + Bray). Gretchen also contributed an essay to the DEAR TEEN ME, an anthology from Zest Books.

Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4’s Code Monkeys and she sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. Gretchen blogs with

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction – A Chat with Melissa de la Cruz

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Welcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens.Melissa De La Cruz

My guest this week is Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of a slew of critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including the BLUE BLOODS series, The AU PAIR series, The ASHLEYS series, Angels on Sunset Boulevard, Girl Stays in the Picture, and the Witches of East End series. She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for dozens of publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar,

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Kendare Blake

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kendareblakeauthorphotoWelcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens.

My guest this week is Kendare Blake, author of the critically acclaimed ANN DRESSED IN BLOOD. Kendare lives and writes in Lynnwood, Washington. She writes books, enjoys scary movies, digs trying new food, goes hiking and plays (she insists) really bad tennis.

JONATHAN MABERRY: Welcome aboard, Kendare. Let’s jump right to the big question upon which Scary Out There is built. What scares you?

KENDARE BLAKE: Uncertainty scares me. The unknown.

JONATHAN MABERRY: How so–?

KENDARE BLAKE: It’s a fairly universal human fear, …

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Ilsa Bick

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Welcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens.

Ilsa J Bick author photoMy guest this week is Ilsa J. Bick. Ilsa’s bio reads like it belongs to ten other people. She’s a child psychiatrist, a film scholar, a surgeon wannabe, a former Air Force major, and an award-winning author of dozens of short stories and novels, including the critically acclaimed Draw the Dark (Carolrhoda Lab, 2010); Drowning Instinct (Carolrhoda Lab, 2012); Ashes, the first book in her YA apocalyptic thriller trilogy (Egmont USA, 2011) and Shadows (2012); and the just-released The Sin-Eater’s Confession 

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Charlie Higson

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Welcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens.

Charlie HigsonMy guest this week is Charlie Higson, one of the top teen horror writers in the UK. He’s the author of the million-copy-selling Young Bond series that began with SilverFin and was followed by Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold and By Royal Command. All five novels entered the children’s bestseller charts in the top five. He’s also written much scarier books, including the truly creepy THE ENEMY and THE DEAD. Those books received well-earned critical and commercial success. Charlie’s novels have …

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Holly Black

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hollywchairWelcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens.

My guest this week is Holly Black, author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, The Good Neighbors graphic novel trilogy (with Ted Naifeh), the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and her new dark fantasy novel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. She

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Darren Shan

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Darren Shan athor photoWelcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens.

My guest this week Darren Shan has published over 30 books for YA and adults, including Cirque Du Freak, The Demonata, The City trilogy, and his new series Zom-B. His books have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. He lives in Ireland.

Website: www.darrenshan.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/darrenshan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darrenshanofficial

JONATHAN MABERRY: You write some creep stuff, but how well do you take it? Do you scare easily?

 DARREN SHAN: I actually scare a lot easier now than I did when I was younger.

JONATHAN

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Tonya Hurley

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Welcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens.

TonyaHurleyFINMy guest this week is Tonya Hurley the New York Times and international bestselling author of the GHOSTGIRL young adult series and author of THE BLESSED.  Tonya has also created video games, two television series, written for film and is a contributor to The Huffington Post.  She lives in New York with her husband and daughter.

JONATHAN MABERRY: Let’s jump right in and talk about. With Scary Out There we’ve been exploring that nature of fear and what makes each of us afraid. …

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