All Hallow’s Read (Day 22) A scary book for…

…someone who likes Canadian authors.

World at-large, meet one of my all time favorite writers. His name is Steve Vernon and he’s written everything from YA, Weird West, Campfire Tales, and all the way back to Straight Horror. This man is a master storyteller with an amazingly lyrical gait, a phenomenal wealth of knowledge when it comes to honing your craft, the tradition of oral storytelling, and pretty much everything under the sun in regards to horror literature.

Whether you’re looking for zombified buffalo (Long Horn, Big Shaggy), a superhero that may or may not be very “super” at all (Nothing To Losemy personal favorite), time traveling spiders (Plague Monkey Spam), Campfire Stories (Wicked Woods), Sea Monsters (Sinking Deeper), gypsies that save the world (Gypsy Blood), and more – Steven Vernon is your man. Go forth and hunt this man’s work down.

All Hallow’s Read is a book-giving tradition thought up by author Neil Gaiman. We’ll be making book suggestions all month long in case you need ideas!

9 thoughts on “All Hallow’s Read (Day 22) A scary book for…

  1. I was going to ask who in their right mind wanted to read a Canadian author, but I decided it was too early in the day to start causing trouble. 🙂

    Besides, I have digital copies of Long Horn, Big Shaggy, both volumes of Captain Nobody, samples of Weird Ones and Roadside Ghosts, and I’ve been stalking a copy of Do-Overs and Detours (not yet in digital) and Four Rode Out ($ka-ching$)

    So, I guess that would be me — me!

      • Will do!

        Aftermarket prices on that title never dip below “collector” level, leaving us simple “readers” with a growing wish list 🙂

      • It’s an honor, Steve. You already know how much of an impact you’ve made on me. I just want to pay it back, man. 🙂

    • Well, sir, I’m usually much better at tracking an email address, but I’m having no luck with yours. Not on the blog, not here of course, and nothing I could find on your Facebook page, though I’ll probably log in with my wife’s account to see if that makes a difference.

      Perhaps you could fire one off to me at your leisure? jimmorey22 at gmail

      • Hey Jim. My e-mail doesn’t recognize that e-mail addy. Why don’t you “friend” me on Facebook – and we’ll touch base that way.

        (I know, I know, this is starting to sound like a Get Smart episode)


      • That was the super-secret anti-spam version of the address. You know, the one that the spammers don’t bother to extract because there are about a million others available without the effort.

        This calls for the Cone Of Silence!

  2. Reblogged this on YOURS IN STORYTELLING… and commented:
    I’ve had a very eventful week – a lot of sorrow and a bit of joy. Some of you folks know about it. Some don’t. I’m heading off to a storytelling gig and I’ll be spending the evening at a swank wilderness lodge as a part of the gig and I am doing my best to just breathe slowly.

    For now, let me reblog this short entry from DREADFUL TALES from all the way back in October 22, 2011.

    Mr. Peabody hit the Wayback Machine if you please!

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