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A big announcement and a giveaway from your Curators!

Dear curious and lovely readers,

We, the Curators, thank you for exploring the Cabinet with us, reading about cake and tricks and not worrying when the tables sprout legs and run away. The tour through our collection of Curiosities is by no means over; in fact, it is just beginning.

We’re delighted to announce that the objects you’ve found here will soon be collected into a very different object–that is, a book–which you’ll be able to hold yourselves. An anthology of these short fictions for the young and mischievous is coming from Greenwillow Books in Summer 2014. Between its covers you will not only find the stories that have been, and will continue to be, placed here, but also brand new ones, plus observations and all manner of wickedness from the four of us.

Fret not, this ethereal Cabinet remains open for business, though we will soon be moving to a new and bigger home, with no interruption to our regular weekly offerings. Indeed, we are more determined than ever to bring you a wide variety of tales unearthed and rooms thrust into the light of day.

And if you’ll permit us a personal note, we would also like to profess our limitless gratitude to the honorary, silent Curators who stand behind us, ghostly and determined. Our agents, Sara Megibow, David Dunton, Diana Fox, and Brooks Sherman, and most particularly the brilliant Virginia Duncan, our new collective editor, for wanting to throw open the Cabinet doors even wider.

We’ll see you for the next story–truly, we will see you, the walls have eyes–and thank you, again, for your patronage.

The Curators (Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, and Emma Trevayne)

To celebrate this fantabulous news, we are having a giveaway–our first, but unlikely to be the last. Up for collection are four pairs of books, one from each Curator. One book shall be the Curator’s own, the other…who may know? An old, spooky favorite? A much-sought-after advance copy of something new? Only time will tell and this is, after all, a place of mysteries. Enter via the Rafflecopter link in the next seven days, and four winners will be chosen at random. (Giveaway is international, please enter from wherever you are!)

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22 Responses to “A big announcement and a giveaway from your Curators!”

  1. Colleen says:

    This is great news! I’d been secretly hoping and wondering if these stories would be bound into a book. <3 Anyway, my favorite scary story is Stephen King's short, Crouch End, but my favorite middle grade book is the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark collection. It terrified me as a child, and STILL scares me now.

  2. Most excellent news! Really looking forward to the book.

    One middle grade novel that I’ve read recently and really loved was Frances Hardinge’s “Verdigris Deep”.

  3. This looks like a great site. Look forward to exploring!

  4. Adriana says:

    What great news, congrats!
    My favorite book of all times is Harry Potter. It’s not (very) scary, but I love it and haven’t stopped rereading the series since 2000 🙂

  5. Ashley says:

    I am so, so happy for you guys! And I, sadly, read Carrie and the Shinning at a young age and that has forever scared me.

    • Joe says:

      …and reading It as a young teen put me off clowns for life!

      • Oh my gosh, me too! Stephen King gives me nightmares, but I love him anyway. Weird side note: his daughter was my minister at one point, and she knows a TON about kiddie lit. Has a personal picture book library to die for. But not, you know, in a scary way. In a cute, ded kind of way.

        I also loved Kelly Link’s book of shorts called Pretty Monsters.The summer camp one is terrifying.

  6. Brie says:

    Emma, so proud of you for your next big book adventure!!! And congrats to all of you on your brand new book deal!

  7. Woohoo!! I’m SO EXCITED for you guys!

    My favorite MG is definitely The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (and it’s sequel) by Catherynne M. Valente. My new favorite creepy MG? Doll Bones by Holly Black.

  8. Crini says:

    Great news! I always love anthologies and the possibility to get some awesome short stories in print.

  9. YAYAYAY! Congrats, folks! *waves hello*

  10. Nikki says:

    This news delights me! More wicked stories. Ah, bliss.

  11. Kris says:

    I love Coraline by Neil Gaiman 🙂

  12. Congratulations on the book deal! So well-deserved! I have so enjoyed reading your stories.

  13. I am so excited for you guys… and for me, since this delicious book will be on my shelves one day relatively soon. 😉

  14. Joe says:

    Congrats on the new book on its way. Favourite scary book would have to be House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski…its a little strange but incredibly horrific.

  15. Caitlin says:

    Huzzah for the Cabinet!! Congrats you guys, this is awesome stuff! 🙂

  16. Lauren says:

    Hmm … favorite middle grade? Probably Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. I love this series so much!

  17. Bluerose says:

    House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo is one of my creepy favorites in the middle grade department! 🙂

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