Celebrate the chills and thrills of the season at BARN with a scary and fun literary event.*
After darkness falls on Saturday, October 27, seven local authors will gather to bewitch you with short, original spooky stories all starting with the same line:
It was a dark and stormy night . . .
- Best-selling mystery writer Elizabeth George
- Best-selling Thriller writer Kevin O’Brien
- Horror writer Ramon Isao
- Writer and publisher Paul Hanson
- Guggenheim Fellow, journalist and award-winning author Bruce Barcott
- Best-selling, critically acclaimed, historical fiction author Megan Chance
- Emmy -award winning writer Lynn Brunelle
Sip enchanting potions.
Nibble on frightening finger foods.
Come in costume if you like!
*Please note that this event is geared towards adults.
Bios of our writer/readers:
Elizabeth George is the New York Times best selling author of a crime series set in England. Featuring the irascible Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and the smooth and urbane Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, the series has been filmed for television by the BBC and translated widely around the world. She's a writing instructor, a non-fiction writer, a young adult novelist, and a passionate lover of dogs. Mostly, she's a passionate lover of dogs.
Before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector. The author of 19 internationally-published thrillers, he won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery, and is a core member of Seattle 7 Writers. Press & Guidesaid: “If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O’Brien.” Kevin’s latest nail-biter, THEY WON’T BE HURT, will be in bookstores this summer.
Megan Chance is the bestselling, critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels. Her novels have been picks for Amazon Book of the Month, Borders Original Voices, and Booksense. Girlposse.comcalls her a “writer of extraordinary talent. Megan Chance lives in the Pacific Northwest.
A four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for "Bill Nye the Science Guy," Lynn Brunelle has over 25 years experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. Recently she was invited to speak at the UN to discuss science education. Her latest book for kids, Turn This Book into a Beehivewas released Spring 2018 from Workman Publishing.
Leafly.com Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott is a Guggenheim Fellow and the author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America, and TIME Magazine’s special edition, “Marijuana Goes Main Street.” His features and cover stories have appeared in TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and other magazines. His previous books include The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw and The Measure of a Mountain.
Ramon Isao is a recipient of the Tim McGinnis Award for Fiction, as well as fellowships from Artist Trust and Jack Straw Cultural Center. His writing appears in such places as The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, City Arts Magazine, Short Run Comics Anthology, and Hobart. His screenplay credits include Zombies of Mass Destruction, Dead Body, and Grow Op, in which he co-stars. He teaches at Hugo House and with Writers in the Schools.
Paul Hanson is one of three co-owners of Village Books in Bellingham, Washington and programmer for the Chuckanut Writers Conference and Classes. Before arriving in Bellingham in 2011, Paul was the long-time manager of Eagle Harbor Book Company. He is a writer and publisher, former President of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and past core team member of Fields End.