Every author has attended readings and book signings at one time or another, either as a participant or fan.

The Dent sisters recently participated in one at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA “Put All Your Fears in One Basket.” An all-day author reading and signing was especially fun for us, since we got to hear 14 other authors read their tales of terror. From Witches to Bugs told in narrative and poetic form, death, dying and worse (gulp) were crafted in Psychological, Sci-Fi or Paranormal readings. They were lively, entertaining and totally engrossing. We had a blast, meeting old friends, making new ones and talking to patrons checking out books.

Tony Trembly, a friend, horror writer and book critic, has become the designated photographer at these events snapping away all day and posting the pics on our Facebook pages. Yay Tony!

Trish Wooldridge, also an author who works at Annie’s, provided cheese, crackers, water and a large assortment of delightful horror “cakettes” from a nearby bakery. These were small, round and delicious, with a ‘horror’ design crouched on top of them, like a spider, bug or skeleton in chocolate. There was even a larger image of Edgar Allen Poe teetering over a 2×1″ casket of chocolate. Yum and kudos to the creativity of the baker.

Annie’s, no ordinary bookstore, is small but incredibly packed with books in every genre along with games, toys, puzzles, cards and other unique gifts. Patty, the bookstore’s owner lets you browse to your heart’s content, but if asked, can tell you exactly where the author, title or subject you’re interested in, is located. As two of the 16 readers scheduled to read during the Event, we appreciated her extra effort in getting everyone’s books ordered for the readings.

Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester, MA 01603, (508) 796-5613. If you haven’t been there, drop by or check out their website http://www.anniesbooksworcester.com for other events they have going on every day.

Next week we’ll post a Blog on Roxanne’s interview and book reading on WHAV Radio: “STEP OUR OF YOUR FEARS AND BE STRONGER FOR IT” See you then! K&R

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