Halloween

Category: Halloween

Weird Stories Gone Wrong Blog

It seems like a few months ago I began writing the Weird Stories Gone Wrong middle-grade series, but here I am five years later introducing Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet, the sixth and final book!

 

In a moment of quiet (quiet) reflection, here are my top 5 take-aways from the experience:

 

1. What’s my favourite book in the series?

Halloween Blog Post

I wasn’t expecting ghosts. I took the train to Stratford from Toronto to launch my book, The Man with the Black Valise, and everything was lining up nicely. The next day would be the 125th anniversary of the murder of Jessie Keith, a girl who lived north of Stratford in Listowel. Her killer had stood trial at the Perth County Court House, then been hanged at Stratford Jail, both a few blocks from where I was to speak.

A shivery middle-grade horror story

Posted on September 11 by Kyle

Award-winning copywriter, poet, and multi-award nominated children's author Philippa Dowding talks to us about Myles and the Monster Outside, the latest book in her new kids series, Weird Stories Gone Wrong. Philippa’s Lost Gargoyle series was shortlisted for a host of awards, including the Diamond Willow, Hackmatack, and Silver Birch awards; The Gargoyle at the Gate was named a White Raven Book 2013 by the International Youth Library in Munich.

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Halloween is much more than tricks or treats, it is also All Hallows Eve, where the souls of the dead walk among us. Richard Palmisano, author of Meeting Place of the Dead knows however that it's not just All Hallows Eve when ghosts appear amongst us...

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Halloween is tomorrow and acclaimed author Philippa Dowding, (The Lost Gargoyle series, and The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden) sits down with us to talk about her new book Jake and the Giant Hand.

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Wow, it’s Hallo-week already, and tomorrow the streets will be filled with ghosts and goblins galore. There’s nothing spooky about our media highlights though, so take a break from carving pumpkins and practicing your zombie walk to hear about what our authors have been up to this week!