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Boo! Scary, Spooky Stories & Spine-Tingling Tales

A hair-raising half hour for readers who love spooky stories and other frights, from the silly to the spine-tingling to the hide-under-the-covers scary...

Anica Rissi

30 Minute Program



If you're feeling brave, turn the page...

In this interactive program, author Anica Mrose Rissi shares a behind-the-scenes look at her brand new spooky story collection, Hide and Don't Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories. What makes a good scary story? The best ones surprise us, amuse us, entertain us, and warn us. They horrify and delight us. They make us scream for more.

This program is perfect for readers (and young writers!) who love spooky thrills and light horror.

About Hide and Don't Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories:

A game of hide-and-seek goes on far too long...
A look-alike doll makes itself right at home...
A school talent show leaves the audience aghast...
And a summer at camp takes a turn for the braaaaains...

This collection of all-new spooky stories is sure to keep readers up past their bedtimes, laughing, gasping, and looking over their shoulders to see what goes bump in the night.

Published by HarperCollins/Quill Tree Books on August 3, 2021. Ages 8 and up.

About the Author

Anica Mrose Rissi is the author of more than a dozen books for kids and teens, from picture books through young adult novels. As a former book editor turned full-time writer, Anica has spoken with kids and adults across the country about all stages of the writing process, from ideas and drafting to revisions and beyond. Her essays have been published by The Writer magazine and the New York Times, and she plays fiddle in and writes lyrics for the band Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves. Talking with kids and teens about books and writing is one of Anica's favorite parts of being an author. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey and Deer Isle, Maine with her very good dog, Arugula.

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