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New Horror Anthology for Teens from HWA

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hwa_news214x164It’s scary out there. Especially if you’re a teen. It’s a frightening world, and we live in troubling times. Globally, locally, even in the safety of our own bedrooms.

It’s about to get a lot scarier.

The Horror Writers Association and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will launch “Scary Out There,” an anthology of all-original horror stories for young adults, written by an incredible line-up of world-class bestsellers. New York Times bestseller and multiple Bram Stoker Award® winner Jonathan Maberry has gathered together a veritable who’s who of A-listers to tell stories that explore what horror means to teenagers.

  • BRENNA YAVANOFF is the author of FIENDISH, PAPER VALENTINE, THE SPACE BE-TWEEN, and the New York times bestseller THE REPLACEMENT.
  • CARRIE RYAN is the New York Times bestselling author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH.
  • CHARLIE HIGSON is the international bestselling author of the YOUNG JAMES BOND series and THE ENEMY series.
  • CHERIE PRIEST is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the award-winning CLOCKWORK CENTURY series from Tor, the CHESHIRE RED books from Bantam Spectra, and MAPLECROFT – book one of the BORDEN DISPATCHES – from Roc.
  • CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, Bram Stoker Award® win-ner, comic book writer, screenwriter and anthology editor.
  • ELLEN HOPKINS is the New York Times bestselling author of several verse novels exposing teen-age struggles such as drug addiction, mental illness and prostitution, including CRANK, BURNED, IM-PULSE, GLASS and others.
  • HEATHER BREWER is the New York Times bestselling author of THE SLAYER CHRONICLES, THE CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD and SOULBORN.
  • ILSA BICK is a child psychiatrist, film scholar, unrepentant Trekker, former Air Force major and now a multiple award winning, critically acclaimed bestselling YA author.
  • JOYCE CAROL OATES winner of the National Book Award, two O. Henry Awards, the National Humanities Medal and three-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize.
  • KENDARE BLAKE is the bestselling author of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD and THE GOD-DESS WAR.
  • LINDA ADDISON is an award-winning author of four collections of poetry and prose and the first African-American recipient of the HWA Bram Stoker Award®.
  • LUCY SNYDER is a Bram Stoker Award® winning poet and Black Quill Award winning short story writer.
  • MADELEINE ROUX is the New York Times bestselling author of ASYLUM.
  • MARGE SIMON is a Bram Stoker Award® winning poet and artist.
  • NANCY HOLDER is a New York Times bestseller, multiple award winning author (including five Bram Stoker Awards®) , Young Adult Pioneer Award from RT Booklovers, appearances on NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, ALA, and ARA lists; author and editor for comic book, pulp fiction and anthologies.
  • NEAL SHUSTERMAN is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind Dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders and The Schwa Was Here, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction.
  • R.L. STINE is the #1 international bestselling author of hundreds of children’s books including the GOOSEBUMPS, FEAR STREET and THE NIGHTMARE ROOM series.
  • RACHEL CAINE is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, producer and screen-writer.

In addition, the anthology will include stores from the general membership of the Horror Writers Association (HWA).

For more information, contact Jonathan Maberry at jonathan_maberry@yahoo.com.

For more about the Horror Writers Association, visit www.horrorwriters.org, or @Horrorwriters on Twitter, or https://www.facebook.com/groups/Horrorwritersassoc/.

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