Are you brave enough for KLDN’s creep-tastic October episode? Author Stephen Messer joins the Superfriends to discuss the booming horror book genre for young adult and middle grade readers. As part of this, we’ll listen in on a discussion we had with NYT bestselling author Megan Shepherd, author of seven scary-good books in the genre. In other news, we’ll drink a horror-themed drink, discuss why it’s important to go to writers conferences no matter where you are in your writing career, and as always, what we’re crushing on this month. Bolt the doors and grab the crucifix, KidLit Drink Night gets scary! Megan Shepherd’s books discussed: THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL, THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER Trilogy, and THE CAGE series. Other books discussed include: SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS by April Genevieve Tucholke; CARRIE by Stephen King; THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, CORALINE, and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman; WINDBLOWNE and THE DEATH OF YORIK MORTWELL by Stephen Messer; THE GASHLYCRUMB TINIES by Edward Gorey; THE NEST by Kenneth Oppel; BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman; BLINDNESS by Jose Saramago; THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan; ALL THE TRUTH THAT’S IN ME by Julie Berry; LOCKWOOD AND COMPANY series by Jonathan Stroud; HOODOO and THE MESMERIST by Ronald L. Smith; and THE NIGHT GARDENER by Jonathan Auxier.