Are You Ready To Have A Spooktacular Evening?

Suspense Magazine invites SDWEG members to take part in an exclusive virtual event for book lovers this Halloween season! The event is jointly sponsored by Bookstr and Infiniscape.

Put on your gloves as you are going to dig into some spooky stuff! Join this unique event to learn the art of writing from an award-winning author and create stories with fellow bookworms in an immersive experience that is fun, participatory, and social. Come dressed as your favorite character or come as yourself - either is great! 

The event features Heather Graham, best-selling author of 200 books! She will give her insider’s perspective on writing horror stories, making your reader’s skin crawl, and getting to the guts of a good spooky tale. Take the proverbial pen in a themed breakout room with nine other victims, ahem, attendees, and get writing! Your host will guide you through a writing game that will put you in the running for some stellar bookish prizing. Not to worry - no one leaves empty-handed! Meet new people, flex your spooky writing skills, and may the best story win. You don’t want to miss this!

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What You Can Win!

Wake up to that smell of fresh books by participating in this event! You will get the chance to win one of our 10 grand prizes or 30 runners up prizes. Everyone who participates will win some awesome new reading material for their bookshelf.

We will be sending books everywhere in the world no matter where you are! 

Every person who attends the event will receive a copy of The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates

Our Grand Prize Winners (10 of them!) will win the “Fright in Your Night” book bundle (10 books) hot off the presses courtesy of Sourcebooks. 

The titles include: The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton, The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco, Voices in the Snow by Darcy Coates, The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates, Parasite by Darcy Coates, Hunted by Darcy Coates, Vathek by William Beckford, The Bone Keeper by Luca Vest, Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso, Plague Land by Alex Scarrow

Additionally, all 10 of you will receive an autographed copy of Heather Graham’s just-released book Dreaming Death (Krewe of Hunters Book 32) from the author herself!

Our next 30 runners up get an amazing array of titles from Tor Teen! 2nd prize winners will also receive a horror book bundle with 5 books including: The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton, The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco, Voices in the Snow by Darcy Coates, The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates, and Vathek by William Beckford.

Everyone who attends receives at least one brand new book!

What You Can Expect 

Sign on

We’ll provide you with an easy to use Zoom link and that’s all you’ll need! Be sure to get there on time or early as it is first come first served and there will be lots of demand. 

Author talk

The event starts out with award-winning horror and romance author, Heather Graham, speaking about what it takes to craft a "scary story.” She will guide you through the best ways to go about writing a horror story - including world building, sourcing your fears, character development and how to truly get underneath the reader's skin.

Create your Scary Story

Participants now split into groups where they get to make their own stories. In a fun, participatory style, you will now be guided by your room’s host in creating a Halloween themed scary story with the group.

Bring the stories to life

All groups will come together to share what their group came up with the entire virtual crowd. Laughs and gasps abound! 

Finale and prizes! Winners will be announced and prizes will be won by all! You’ll bask in your group’s glory and take home not only your newly developed writing skills, but prizes as well! We’ll say goodbye to our new friends - but make sure to connect with them on Infinsicape’s community!

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About Heather Graham Heather Graham is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of over two hundred novels including suspense, paranormal, historical, mainstream, and Christmas stories. She lives in Miami, Florida, her home, and an easy shot down to the Keys where she can indulge in her passion for diving. Travel, research, and ballroom dancing also help keep her sane; she is the mother of five, and also resides with two dogs, and two cats and considers family and friends her greatest assets in life. She is CEO of Slush Pile Productions, a recording company and production house for various charity events. She has been honored with the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, a Thriller Writers Silver Bullet for charitable contributions, and in 2016, she received the Thriller Master Award. Look her up at theoriginalheathergraham.com

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