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Tonight’s the night!


Tonight on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, we’re interviewing New York Times best-selling horror meister and all around great guy, Douglas Clegg.  You’re not going to want to miss this episode. Much book talk and various rude noises will ensue. Just click this link at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 Pacific to listen in:


Douglas Clegg is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 books, including The Priest of Blood, Neverland, and The Children’s Hour. His work has been published by Simon & Schuster, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Kensington, Dorchester, Cemetery Dance Publications, Subterranean Press, as well as Alkemara Press in digital form.


In 1999, he launched the world’s first publisher-sponsored e-serial novel, Naomi, which later went on to hardcover and paperback publication, and which Publisher’s Weekly called “arguably, the first major work of fiction in cyberspace,” and his short novel Purity was the first book of its kind on cell phones in the U.S. in the year 2001.  He lives with his husband of 25 years near the coast of New England in a house called Villa Diodati which also contains a cat, dog, rabbit and more than 40 fish.







Haunted Nights LIVE!

Be there if you dare…

Our tap shoes are ready. Our hairspray is drying. Our guest is manacled in the dungeon being fed nothing but caviar and pickles. Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! is about to debut.

We’ve decided to interview each other about our new show since we need the practice.

TT: So, our first guest is children’s writer, Q.L. Pearce.  She wrote the Scary Stories for Sleepover series and a whole lot more. If you looked at her complete bibliography, your jaw would drop.  What shall we ask her?

AC: Let’s ask her how much her bibliography weighs.

TT: Do you think we should? That seems rather personal, don’t you think?

AC: You know how I like to pry. What say we ask her about some of her ghost stories?

TT: Absolutely. I’ve read many of them – that’s the joy of Q’s writing.. She’s always put me in mind of Ray Bradbury with her shorts. Both children and adults can enjoy them. She’s a spooky lady.

AC: I agree. I liked the one about the holes in the ceiling.

TT: That’s a great one and she has a terrific real life story that goes with it.  In fact, she has several great true stories. Maybe we can get her to tell the one about the Palm Springs haunted house she encountered as a teenager. That one will curl your hair!

AC: Oh, yes… I love that one. I’m getting stoked about having her on!

TT: Me, too. And she’s nice. She won’t swear at us for making premiere-night goofs!

AC: Yeah, I’m pleased to have her as a guest for the first show for many reasons, and that’s one of them. She is a sweet, talented lady, and she’s going to be a lot of fun.

TT: And if we’re good, she’ll bake us cookies! Here’s what she helped me make for Dia de los Muertos this year.


AC: Mmmm… sugar skulls….

TT: With real ones underneath…  You ought to see her torture chamber! It’s the best! Hansel and Gretel are down there, you know…

AC: Hmph, hmph, mumble, mumble *Eating sugar skulls*

TT: Hmph, mrrrgh, mumble, mumble *Eating Alistair’s skull*

AC: Ouch!!


Q.L. Pearce began her career as a writer and editor with Lowell House /Roxbury Press in Los Angeles. She has written more than one hundred and fifty books for children, including: Scary Stories for Sleep-Overs, Artificial Intelligence, Mysterious Disappearances, Ghost Hunters, Red Bird Sings, and film tie-in books for the Fox animated film Titan AE and the Universal animated series Land Before Time. She is a recipient of the Carter G. Woodson gold medal, the Moonbeam Children’s Book gold medal, the Eureka silver medal and several of her titles are included in the California Collections. Q believes strongly in the value of scary books for young readers. When asked what qualifies her as an expert in this area she replies, “I was a child once. That was very scary.”


Q.L. Pearce will be joining us Thursday night, November 6th at 9:00 p.m. eastern. There will be a short quiz afterward, so be on time. But if you can’t listen live, there will be podcast later; so you can take a make-up quiz later.



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