Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Deep from the Walden Pond rises Guys Read: THRILLER

The Asylum is going bonkers over the recent release of Walden Pond Press' GUYS READ: THRILLER. Unleashed upon the world on 9/20/2011, this book is chock full of stories by some of the biggest names in children's literature. Check out the list and be ready to have your face melt off.


Contributing authors are M.T. Anderson, Patrick Carman, Gennifer Choldenko, Matt de la Pena, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Bruce Hale, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Anthony Horowitz, Walter Dean Myers, and James Paterson. Illustrated by Brett Helquist. Edited by Jon Scieszka.

Wow wow wow! The stories in this book are a lot of fun and I found myself reading many of them twice just because I enjoyed them that much. As Halloween is creeping up on us I can't think of a better treat to share with your friends, children, and anyone else who loves a thrilling story.


To celebrate the release of this literary chillfest we have all kinds of wonderful things happening around the Asylum. First of all, if you haven't seen the writing contest we are hosting with Walden Pond Press and Underneath the Juniper Tree magazine then YOU NEED to check it out here or (http://literaryasylum.blogspot.com/2011/07/thrilling-contest-and-celebration.html)  and enter now! The entries have been sneaking up on us and all I can say is there is some heavy competition. Give us your best, thrilling, creepy, and horrific. We are DYING to read them.

AND if that contest wasn't awesome enough - you have to return often for our very special interviews with many of the contributing authors of the book! I'm over the moon about these interviews and I think you will enjoy them too.


Please join us and shout it from the rooftops, tweet, facebook, blog, vlog, blog radio it, send carrier pigeon messages, or whatever! Spread the word. Kick off the Halloween season with gigantic thrills!


In the meantime check out this awesome posting and video over on Jarrett Krosoczka's blog of the Guy's Read panel that happened during that latest BEA. Click here - http://thejjkblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/through-magic-of-internet-sit-in-on.html or watch below

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