One more hype filled post, as Collen Doran and Stuart Moore will be signing THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY tonight at the McNally bookstore in Soho as part of their “Literary Halloween party.” Come down dressed as your favorite literary character, meaning cosplay IS allowed.

6:00 – 7:30 Party
Join us for McNally Robinson’s first-ever Halloween party!

* Literary Costume Contest: dress as your favorite character, author, or literary idea
* Silent projections from horror comic anthology Nightmare Factory (HarperCollins/Fox Atomic) and signings by contributors: artist Colleen Doran and author Stuart Moore
* Refreshments (drinks, candy, and snacks)
* 6:30 Ouija board session to contact local (dead) authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, by Mitchell Horowitz, author of Occult America (forthcoming from Bantam)
* Ghost Puppet Party for kids in the children’s section, with stories, crafts, and activities hosted by resident storyteller Yvonne Brooks
* book signings by all authors

7:30 – 8:30 Readings

* Brenda Coultas, author of The Marvelous Bones of Time (Coffee House), poetry replete with ghost stories and haunted house tales
* Jonathan Maberry, author of Ghost Road Blues (Penguin/Kensington), about a haunted small town which won the Bram Stoker Award for best first horror novel
* Todd Robinson, short story writer and editor of Thuglit
* Jonathan Santlofer, artist and author of Anatomy of Fear: A Novel of Visual Suspense (HarperCollins), about an uncanny forensic sketch artist
* Kimberly Warner-Cohen, author of Sex, Blood, and Rock’n’Roll (Ig Publishing), a novel of a murderous dominatrix in the East Village

8:30ish Wrap up

* Costume Contest Awards, with prizes including books, audiobooks, t-shirts, and more courtesy of publishers HarperCollins, Penguin, and Random House