It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

  • Saturday, October 29, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • BARN's Great Room, Class Code: WR102922
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  • All profits will go to the BARN scholarship fund!


The ghouls are back in town and back in person. Get into the Halloween spirit with stories that will chill you to your toes. After darkness falls, these wonderful local authors will emerge in the BARN Great Room with stories each has written to frighten and bewitch you. Join us for a festive evening sipping wine and Dark & Stormies and nibbling yummy treats. You can even come in costume... if you dare.

This year, our chilling authors will be Martha Brockenbrough, Christine Day, Robert Dugoni, Luciano Marano, Jon Mooallem and Dylan Tomine.

Dark & Stormy cocktails and wine will be served. Please note that this is a 21+ event. Registration is required.

Martha Brockenbrough graduated from Stanford University, where she studied English and Classics and was the editor in chief of the Stanford Daily. She has worked as a journalist, a teacher, the editor of, a question writer for Cranium and Trivial Pursuit, and now teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she serves as co-chair of the Writing for Children Young Adults department. A lifelong Seattle resident, Martha has written two books for adults and twenty-one books for young readers. Visit her website at

Christine Day is a citizen of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe. Her first novel, I Can Make This Promise, was a best book of the year from NPR, as well as a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book, and an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book. Her second novel, The Sea in Winter, was a Top 10 Indie Kids’ Next selection, a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Book Award, and an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book. She also wrote She Persisted: Maria Tallchief, a biography in Chelsea Clinton’s book series about inspirational women. Her next book, We Still Belong, is coming to shelves in Summer 2023. Christine lives with her family in the rainy and resplendent Pacific Northwest. Visit her website at

Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series, which has sold more than seven million books worldwide; the David Sloane series; the Charles Jenkins series; the stand-alone novels The 7th Canon, Damage Control, The World Played Chess, and The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, for which he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for narration; and the nonfiction exposé The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post best book of the year. He is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Book Award for fiction and has twice won the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award for best novel. He is a two-time finalist for the Thriller Awards and a finalist for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, the Silver Falchion Award for mystery, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. His books are sold in more than twenty-five countries and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Visit his website at

Luciano Marano is an author, photographer, and journalist. His written and photographic reporting has earned a number of industry awards, including his twice being named a Feature Writer of the Year by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. Hidebound, the first installment in a trilogy of werewolf novellas, The Ambush Moon Cycle, is now available from Raven Tale Publishing. His short fiction has appeared in Year's Best Hardcore Horror Vol. 3Monsters, Movies & Mayhem (winner: Colorado Book Award),Crash Code (nominee: Splatterpunk Award), Breaking Bizarro, and The Nightside Codex, as well as PseudoPod, Horror Hill, and Chilling Tales for Dark Nights, among others. Originally from rural western Pennsylvania, he now resides on Bainbridge Island. 

Jon Mooallem is a longtime writer for The New York Times Magazine and a contributor to lots of other magazines and podcasts, including This American LifeThe Daily, 99% Invisible and Wired. His most recent book is SERIOUS FACE, a collection of essays. His previous book THIS IS CHANCE!, about the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, was named a best book of 2020 by BuzzFeed, Amazon and Brainpickings and is currently being adapted into a film. Jon performs regularly at Pop-Up Magazine and occasionally collaborates on live storytelling and music projects with members of the Decemberists. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his family. Visit his website at

Dylan Tomine is the author of Closer to the Ground: A Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table and Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his two kids and their furry, four-legged sibling, Halo. Visit his website at


  • This event will be held in BARN's Great Room located to the left of the reception desk after entering the front door. 
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

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