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Mailbag Trick-or-Treat

Joe Hill Heart Shaped Box.jpgThank goodness for GalleyCat readers. You’ve filled our mailbag with goodies.

Following our 2008 Whiting Writers’ Awards coverage, one reader sent us a copy of Barry Lopez’s keynote address at the awards–download a copy of his classic speech about these troubled times.

Then, we received these frightening book recommendations, just in time for Halloween: Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber, Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill, and another idiosyncratic mind posted Kelly Link’s scary book list.

Responding to our IMDB for Books musings, The Millions reminded us of a great post that pondered that same question. Finally, after our literary mixology post, a few readers wrote in with pun-filled cautionary tales for writers: “For some morbid Halloween ‘joy’, think of all the authors whose alcoholism destroyed and even ended their lives. It is a staggering list (pun intended),” wrote one reader.

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