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Scariest Stories Ever Told Paperback – October 1, 2016
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About the Author
Roberta Simpson Brown Bio:
Known as the "Queen of Cold Blooded Tales," Roberta has told her stories from coast to coast, including performances on National Public Radio, Voice of America and TV's Lifetimes Beyond Chance. Brown is the author of 10 books, and this is her fourth scary story collection from August House. Her chilling stories are set in familiar, contemporary settings like: schools, family rooms, farms, and even campgrounds that create an undercurrent of something very, very scary pulling the reader into the undertow of terror. Roberta grew up on a farm near Russell Springs, Kentucky, at the edge of Appalachia and she graduated from Berea College before pursuing a career in education and becoming a writer. She is married to Lonnie E. Brown, who has co-authored 4 books with her. The two of them currently live in Middletown, Kentucky and enjoy ghost hunting with their friends. In their spare time, Roberta and Lonnie also perform ghost stories at schools and libraries and conduct paranormal investigations with the Louisville Ghost Hunters and The American Ghost Society.
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Don't look out your window if you're reading this book at night--something may look back at you.
Don't take this book to bed with you--you won't sleep a wink.
Don't read this book when you are alone in the house.
Don't look down the sink drain when you are brushing your teeth--a yellow eye may be watching you.
Above all, don't read the story titled "Silly Question." You already know the question. You don't need to know the answer.
I expect you'll turn a deaf ear to these words of wisdom from an older and wiser person. Most of the characters in this book did too. But when you get squeezed in between fear and horror, don't call on me for help! I'll be hiding under my bed with all the shades pulled down and the doors locked.
I wanted to read this book first to myself instead of to my 10 year old as I wanted to make sure the stories were not that scary for him. With that being said I have to say this is something I think he would really enjoy. I didn't feel them to be too scary just enjoyable.
Each of the short stories are different and creepy. If as an adult you are wanting something that will make you leave the light on this would not be for you. I think the target audience would be more of the pre-teens on up. I believe this book would be good to read around Halloween just because ghost and creepy things are meant to be read around that time.
I tried to find which story I really liked but I couldn't though I think one of the stories that stayed with me is called The Bookworm. This was one I was not expecting to go the way it did it was just oh man you know that will creep some kids out. If you are like me you like to introduce your kids into things slowly and this is one book that I would introduced my 10 year old into the whole scary/creepy genre.
She uses hints and words to empower the reader to interact with their own mind as to what lurks in the dark where you've been told not to go. Read and enjoy, but don't take it to bed with you for it may cuddle up next to you.
Nash Black, author of Games of Death