Meet The Authors — Spooky Edition!

A spooky Halloween scene in a graveyard with Jack-o-lanterns.Spooky Month continues at CA Library and here’s a special edition of a favorite feature on the CA Library Blog — Meet The Authors!

This collection of videos features the authors of some of the most popular titles in the CA Library collection introducing their books, sharing their own thoughts about writing, revealing their influences, and more! Look for them in the CA Library catalog!

We begin with a special Halloween Edition of Author Confessionals from Epic Reads, featuring June CL Tan (Jade Fire Gold), Roseanne A. Brown (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin) and Tiffany D. Jackson (White Smoke)…

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson — Believing her new home to actually be alive, especially when her brother almost dies, Marigold and her new blended family won’t be safe until she brings the truth to light once and for all. “Jackson is one of the most innovative YA suspense writers in recent years, and her latest is no exception. Spellbinding and thought-provoking” (School Library Journal).

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Extasia by Claire Legrand — In a postapocalyptic world, sixteen-year-old Saint Amity joins a coven and sets out on a quest to summon the Devil in order to protect her village, which is controlled by group of pious elders. “Readers will be riveted by Legrand’s fierce female characters and their harrowing emotional journey” (Publishers Weekly).

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett — Seventeen-year-old Ash Larkin finds out her family is involved in a centuries-old saga of love and murder, alchemy and immortality when she follows her mother to an isolated settlement in the cornfields of Kansas. “A sweeping, scary, and entertaining paranormal read” (School Library Journal).

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan — Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead. “This inventive horror story combines mystery, romance, and suspense as it records Mary’s quest to search beyond the barrier for alternatives to the life she has always known” (Horn Book Guide).

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All These Bodies by Kendare Blake — Summer 1958. A gruesome killer plagues the Midwest, leaving behind a trail of bodies completely drained of blood. “There’s a blush of the supernatural here, but Blake takes a sharp pivot out of dark fantasy for a dispassionate thriller, inspired by real murders, that reads like true crime. A chilling descent into the human psyche” (Booklist).

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The Box In The Woods by Maureen Johnson — Back home for the summer after solving a murder at her high school, amateur sleuth Stevie Bell gets a message from the owner of Sunny Pines, formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls — the site of the notorious Box in the Woods Murders. Back in 1978, four camp counselors were killed in the woods outside of the town of Barlow Corners, their bodies left in a gruesome display. The new owner offers Stevie an invitation: come to the camp and help him work on a true crime podcast about the case. ” It’s always a pleasure to watch smart, resourceful Stevie piece together a puzzle. Mystery fans will relish this standalone novel in the Truly Devious universe” (School Library Journal).

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