Horror Writers Association

HWA Presents: Don’t Turn Out the Lights


The HWA is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, Don’t Turn Out the Lights, a middle-grade anthology edited by Jonathan Maberry and published by Harper Collins. The book debuted 9/1 in hardcover, eBook, and audio.

Don’t Turn Out the Lights is a tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and features 35 stories from such talents as R.L. Stine, Madeleine Roux, and many members of the Horror Writers Association. Illustrations by Iris Compiet.


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Watch interviews with the contributors:

Don’t Turn Out the Lights Panel Discussion #1

    • This is the first of a series of panel discussions with the authors who wrote original stories for this new anthology. My panelists include John Malerman, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Alethea Kontis, and Brendan Reichs!


Don’t Turn Out the Lights Panel Discussion #2
A fun panel discussion with RL Stine, Barry Lyga, Linda Addison, DJ MacHale, and Jamie Ford–all contributors of original stories for DON’T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK.

Don’t Turn Out the Lights Panel Discussion #4
Panel #4 included wonderful contributors of original tales: Christopher Golden, Courtney Alameda, Gaby Triana, Tonya Hurley, and Michael Northrop.


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