Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival Comes to Haverhill Public Library

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Fifty authors and artists are set to gather at Haverhill Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 21 as part of the second annual Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival.

The free event will include an appearance by horror writer Joe Hill, who will debut his new book “Strange Weather” three days before its wide release date. Novelist Sarah Smith will greet patrons in an “Antiques Roadshow”-type event, appraising and evaluating antiques for a minimum donation of $1.

A tentative list of participating authors appears below. The event takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please check Haverhill Public Library’s Facebook page for panel details and updated schedules.

  • Joe Hill
  • Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • Sarah Smith
  • Gregory Bastianelli
  • Matt Bechtel
  • Stephen Bissette
  • Daniel Braum
  • Lisa Bunker
  • Dana Cameron
  • Glenn Chadbourne
  • Jason Ciaramella
  • Joseph Citro
  • Tom Deady
  • Kristin Dearborn
  • Rachel Autumn Deering
  • Barry Lee Dejasu
  • Amber Fallon
  • Fiona's Fright Shoppe
  • Dan Foley
  • Craig Shaw Gardner
  • Christopher Golden
  • Scott Goudsward
  • Catherine Grant
  • Kat Howard
  • Christopher Irvin
  • Nicholas Kaufmann
  • Brian Keene
  • Toni L.P. Kelner
  • John Langan
  • Fred Van Lente
  • Bracken MacLeod
  • John M. McIlveen
  • Hillary Monahan
  • James A. Moore
  • Holly Newstein
  • Errick Nunnally
  • Jason Parent
  • Philip Perron
  • Leigh Perry
  • David Price
  • Mary SanGiovanni
  • Cat Scully
  • Rob Smales
  • Thomas Sniegoski
  • Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Paul Tremblay
  • Tony Tremblay
  • John Urbancik
  • Kenneth Vaughn
  • Trisha Wooldridge
  • Douglas Wynne
  • Rio Youers