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Title: Trick or Treat: A night of scary stories and books with Amber Benson, Christopher Golden, Paul Tremblay, and Dave Zeltserman.
Location: Cornerstone Books – Salem, MA
Description: Halloween comes early to Cornerstone as four acclaimed writers of dark fiction (for both adults and young adults) will discuss and sign their latest books and read a spooky story or two. Bring a night-light to this horror extravaganza!

Amber Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has also co-directed the feature film, Drones, which will be released early next year. As a writer, she co-wrote and directed the animated web-series, Ghosts of Albion with Christopher Golden for the BBC and then the duo novelized the series in two books. She is also the author of the Calliope Reaper-Jones novels (Death’s Daughter, Cat’s Claw), with a third book in the series, Serpent’s Storm, arriving in March 2011. Her first middle grade book, Among The Ghosts, hits store in late August 2010.

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as Of Saints and Shadows, The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, and Strangewood. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence. He co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. His latest novel is When Rose Wakes. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies The New Dead and British Invasion, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson) and a network television pilot. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world. Please visit him at

In the Mean Time is Paul Tremblay’s second and most recent collection of horror fiction. He is also the author of the ‘weirdboiled’ novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland. His short fiction has been nominated twice for the Bram Stoker award and won the Black Quill editor’s choice award. He served as fiction editor of ChiZine and as co-editor of Fantasy Magazine, and is also the co-editor of the Fantasy, Bandersnatch, and Phantom anthologies. Paul is currently an advisor for the Shirley Jackson Awards. Paul grew up in Beverly, has lived in Massachusetts most of his life, and he still has no uvula, but plugs along, somehow. Visit him at

Dave Zeltserman lives in the Boston area with his wife, Judy, and his short crime fiction has been published in many venues. His third novel, Small Crimes, was named by NPR as one of the 5 best crime and mystery novels of 2008. His novel, Pariah, was named by the Washington

Post as one of the best books of 2009. Killer, the 3rd book in his ‘man out of prison’ noir trilogy was published in the US this May. His most recent book, The Caretaker of Lorne Field, is out now, which Publisher’s Weekly in a starred review calls “a superb mix of humor and horror” and Newsdays calls “a delicious horror-ish novel”. His upcoming novel, Outsourced, is currently in development by Impact Pictures and Constantin Film.
Start Time: 07:00
Date: 2010-10-14