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Summertime and the Living is Super Difficult

By Tu Ahn Dinh Boston, Massachusetts, has a school holiday called “Evacuation Day” (http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/03/17/evacuation-day-what-that/l2CpHeGoU7Jf4ePCJ1mWjK/story.html). I learned about it because (ironically) I left New York for the city that celebrates expelling foreigners from its territory! So, surprise! I left Greenwillow Books after three wonderful, hilarious, enriching years with an imprint I continue to consider as family. [...]

A Curious Contest for Curious Readers . . . Part Four

The Cabinet of Curiosities, a collection of 36 sinister tales by Stefan Bachmann, Claire Legrand, Katherine Catmull, and Emma Trevayne–aka the Curators–is available now! Publishers Weekly said in their fabulous starred review, “This collection of 36 short dark fantasies from Bachmann, Catmull, Legrand, and Trevayne aspires to sit on the same shelf as Alvin Schwartz’s [...]

A Curious Contest for Curious Readers . . . Part Three

The Cabinet of Curiosities, a collection of 36 sinister tales by Stefan Bachmann, Claire Legrand, Katherine Catmull, and Emma Trevayne–aka the Curators–goes on sale on May 27. For those of you stopping by our blog for the first time (welcome all) here’s how the contest works: Read the exclusive story below, enter the raffle, answer [...]

A Curious Contest for Curious Readers . . . Part Two

Here’s a bit of what Kirkus Reviews had to say about The Cabinet of Curiosities in their starred review: “Along with a cast of evil magicians, oversized spiders, and other reliable frights, the stories throw children into sinister situations in graveyards, deceptively quiet gardens or forests, their own bedrooms, and similar likely settings. Said children [...]

A Curious Contest for Curious Readers…Part One

We are a mere four weeks away from the publication of The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief and Sinister by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, and Emma Trevayne, otherwise known as the esteemed and intrepid Curators. As a special treat, a curious literary morsel if you will, the Curators have arranged to share [...]