COVER REVEAL: Halloween Season
Every Day is Halloween
We thought we’d get a head start on the October fun with a little trick or treating to celebrate the cover reveal of Halloween Season! Here’s how it works: visit each of the 5 blog posts, feast your eyes on the amazing cover created by Lynne Hansen, and pick up a different “treat” from each post. There are 5 houses to visit on this block: Lucy A. Snyder’s, Lynne Hansen’s, Hook of a Book’s, John Edward Lawson’s and ours.
Meet the artist, Lynne Hansen
RDSP was looking for a cover that captured all things Halloween and turned to artist Lynne Hansen, “I have over fifteen years of experience in marketing and promotions including art and design. I started creating book covers when my husband Jeff Strand decided to make his humorous horror novel The Sinister Mr. Corpse available as an e-book. Once people saw Jeff’s next e-book Wolf Hunt, I started to receive requests to design covers for other authors. Now I get to tell other people’s stories through the art of the book cover and I love every minute of it.” For more info about Lynne head over to LynneHansenArt.com and make sure to browse her gallery.
So without further ado, here’s the cover!
~ Halloween Season launches October 5th but you can preorder now ~
About the Book
Halloween is the most wonderful part of the year for many of us. For dedicated fans, the season begins when the leaves start turning autumn colors and doesn’t finish until Hallowtide ends in November. With it comes a whole lot of fun: scary movies and stories, haunted houses, seasonal sweets, spooky decorations, costume parties, and of course trick or treat. But Halloween is also a deeply spiritual time for some; it’s an opportunity to remember and honor loved ones who have passed on.
Master storyteller Lucy A. Snyder has filled her cauldron with everything that Halloween means to her and distilled it into a spell-binding volume of stories. Within these pages you’ll find thrills and chills, hilarity and horrors, the sweet and the naughty.
One of the best things about Halloween is you don’t have to be yourself. So go ahead and try on a new mask or two … you may discover hidden talents as a witch, a pirate, a space voyager, a zombie fighter, or even an elf. This is the perfect collection to celebrate the season of the dead or to summon those heady autumn vibes whenever you like. You may even find a couple of tales that evoke a certain winter holiday that keeps trying to crowd in on the fun.
In the worlds within this book, every day is Halloween!
Trick or Treat!
Thanks for participating in our trick or treat cover reveal! RDSP is offering a postcard promo pack that will include a sticker and at least 2 postcards (not necessarily the ones pictured). To receive your promo pack email your address to books AT rawdogscreaming.com. Unfortunately we can only send promo packs to US addresses so we’ve also put together a printable download for anyone outside the US.
Visit all the houses on the block to collect all the treats. Here are the current stops and treats.
- Stop #1 Lucy A. Snyder (excerpt from Halloween Season)
- Stop #2 Cover artist Lynne Hansen (printable bookmark)
- Stop #3 Raw Dog Screaming Press (postcard promo pack)
- Stop #4 Hook of Book publicist Erin Sweet Al Mehairi (signed, hand-lettered Halloween poem)
- Stop #5 John Edward Lawson (Halloween card and story)
About the Author
Lucy A. Snyder is the five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of over 100 published short stories and 14 books. Chaosium will release her novel The Girl With the Star-Stained Soulsometime in 2021. She also wrote the novels Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress, and Switchblade Goddess, the nonfiction book Shooting Yourself in the Head for Fun and Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide, and the collections Garden of Eldritch Delights, While the Black Stars Burn, Soft Apocalypses, Orchid Carousals, Sparks and Shadows, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Her writing has been translated into French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Czech, and Japanese editions and has appeared in publications such as Asimov’s Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, and Best Horror of the Year.
With Michael Bailey, Lucy also co-edited the critically-acclaimed collaborative dark fiction anthology Chiral Mad 4. When she’s not writing, she’s faculty in Seton Hill University’s MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction and also works as a freelance developmental editor in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. You can learn more about her at www.lucysnyder.com and you can follow her on Twitter at @LucyASnyder.