Even the most die-hard badasses grow up and have kids someday. The founders of Dreadful Tales actually sport a combined five mini monster-lovers between them. It stands to reason that a few of you horror-lit fans have spawned as well…and that’s why DT has offered myself and KinderScares a home here amongst the grown-up terrors of the written word.
The original KinderScares site was created by Colum and myself in late 2009 using a very simple formula: books+monsters+kids = awesome. It was dreamed up for all the children who love things dark and spooky, and especially for all those horror-loving parents who just really can’t read one more story about bunnies or a great green room without stabbing themselves in the eye. If you’d rather read to your little ones about monsters, beasts and things that go bump in the night, I’m here to help!
I’m thrilled to be a part of Dreadful Tales, and after scouring bookstores and libraries for everything scary and monster-related for the almost seven years I’ve been a parent, there’s no one more qualified to help you traumatize your children. I hope our book suggestions for the littlest of monster-lovers will be a valuable resource to parents looking to share a love of horror with their kids, or anyone who’s interested in seeing what’s out there for tiny fiends.