Welcome to A Fiction Frolic for All Hallow's Read!

For the first 3 weeks of October, we are doing a promotional event to support the new holiday tradition Neil Gaiman created a few years ago to promote giving a book or scary story away for Halloween. You can read more about All Hallow's Read here. 

Our Authors are donating copies of their own books to All Hallow's Read, as well as offering up signed paperbacks as prizes, $200 in Amazon GCs, and 2 swag bags for those participating. There will also be a chance for the winner to gift a book to a friend.

We will be donating books to Books for America, an awesome charity who is officially sponsoring our event and excited to be involved with All Hallow's Read. We have a goal to raise 1,000 books in October for them! In 2011, Books for America donated more than $800,000 worth of books and materials to DC area schools, shelters and dozens of other educational programs and organizations.

During the event, each of our participating authors will be blogging daily about various topics.

Join our authors October 1st to 5th to read about which books ignited their love of reading and writing, what opportunities books have offered the author they might not otherwise have had, or how reading in school affected their education.
October 1 Morning Who Would I Be Without Books? By Kimberly Kinrade
October 1 Afternoon Doing thing Wrong the Right Way by Pavarti K. Tyler

October 2 Morning The Odyssey, Yul Brenner and a boot from school by Eleanor Beaty
October 2 AfternoonThe Book That Ignited Brewin's Love of Reading and Writing

October 3 Morning Reading in School Made Me Who I Am by Andy Gavin
October 3 Afternoon Life in a Comic Book by Laxmi Hariharan

October 4 Morning Tell-Tale Halloween by Richard Long
October 4 Afternoon The Power of Books by Sheryl Steines

October 5 Morning The act of reading by M.C. Mars
October 5 Afternoon A Reader’s Journey into Writing Fantasy by Melissa McPhail
October 8-12th, join us for posts on favorite Halloween themed books and movies, and some crazy, scary, funny Halloween stories.

October 8 Morning Horror for Halloween by Andy Gavin
October 8 Afternoon Helli-Halloween! by Richard Long

October 9 Morning A Halloween to Remember by M.C. Mars
October 9 Afternoon Why I sometimes feel like the Headless Horseman by Laxmi Hariharan

October 10 Morning An Ode to Neil Gaiman, by Kimberly Kinrade
October 10 Afternoon Halloween Massacre by Eleanor Beaty

October 11 Morning A True Halloween Tale by Pavarti K Tyler
October 11 Afternoon Brewin's favourite works of “dark” literature

October 12 Morning Three Books to Rouse the Darkness by Melissa McPhail
October 12 Afternoon Scary Movies by Sheryl Steines
October 15-19th we'll close up our tour with original fiction from our 10 featured authors.

October 15 Morning Excerpt: Cephrael’s Hand by Melissa McPhail
October 15 Afternoon Excerpt from Souls of Darkness – Book 2, by Eleanor Beaty

October 16 Morning Eye of Newt: A Short Story by Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov
October 16 Afternoon Harvard Divinity a short story by Andy Gavin

October 17 Morning The complete (and unreleased) prologue to The Dark Horde.
October 17 Afternoon Dragon Dog by Sheryl Steines

October 18 Morning An Excerpt from BURNER by M.C. Mars
October 18 Afternoon The incident at Bombay-Flash Fiction by Laxmi Hariharan

October 19 Morning The Seduction of Lady Marikova by Pavarti K Tyler
October 19 Afternoon Excerpt from The Book of Paul by Richard Long
Looking forward to reading with you!

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  1. The book that inspired my reading as was little was an anthology of H.Ch. Andersen's tales.

  2. There are so many books I loved as a child...but I do particularly miss EA Hass's INCOGNITO MOSQUITO series, and wish they'd put it back into print. Such great puns!


  3. One logistical question for the Rafflecopter...what if you're donating more than one book at a time, but fewer than five? How would I treat that on the Rafflecopter, or in the blog posts? Would I just name all four books in one post, but list just one in the Rafflecopter? Or, if I eventually send in another two (to get 5+1), would I just wait and list the last five in the "send five books" slot? Thanks!


    1. The donate 1 book post has the option of doing it daily, so come back each day and add the next book to maximize points. Thank you! :)

  4. Is the 19th the deadline for receipt of the books, or just the postmark date for sending them? I'm not sure if a couple would make it by Friday if I sent them next Monday...


    1. Vitajex, they just need to be postmarked by the 19th. Thanks so much for donating! Let us know how many you end up sending so we can add them to our tally.