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With so many families facing financial horror for Holidays, Toys for Tots needs more donations than ever—and Toys for Tots Horror Style is offering an incentive.

Participate in Toys for Tots Horror Style, and your name will be entered into a drawing to win an entire library of horror novels, short story collections, magazine, music and other goodies donated by horror writers and publishers (you can see a list of what’s in the package below—I’ve donated a copy of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole—Tales from Haunted Disney World to the kitty).

Entering the contest is easy! Just follow these steps:

1        purchase a toy that’s $5 or more

2        take a picture of you holding the toy

3        take a picture of your toy in ANY Toys for Tots donation box

4        Head over to the Toys for Tots Horror Style Facebook page here:

5        Post both photos.

Please, please enter!

As of November 25, 2011, the winner’s spoils are as follows:

Novels and Short Story Collections

* Jesse Bullington The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart (

* David Conyers The Eye of Infinity (donated by Nick Gucker) (

* Ray Garton Night Life (

* C.W. LaSart Dark Moon Presents: Ghosts! (

* William Meikle The Amulet (

* Bruce Memblatt The Dark Jar (

* Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. SIN & ashes


* Kristi Petersen Schoonover Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney World (

* John Claude Smith The Dark is Light Enough for Me(

* Simon Strantzas Nightingale Songs (

* G. Edwin Taylor (illustrations for The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers) (

* Jeff VanderMeer FINCH (

* Kaaron Warren Mistification (

* David T. Wilbanks Dead Earth: The Green Dawn (

* Roger Zelazny A Night in the Lonesome October (donted by Trent Zelazny) (

Trent Zelazny The Day the Leash gave way and other stories and Fractal Despondency(

Yet Unnamed Gifts / Donations

* Richard Gavin (

* Lois Gresh (

* Jordan Krall (

* Nick Mamatas (

* Gary McMahon (

* Daniel Mills (

* Paul Tremblay (


*A Career Guide to Your Job in Hell  Scott S Phillips & Robert E Vardeman (ed.), (donated by Axel Howton)


* A means to Freedom: The letters of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard: 1930 – 1932 S.T. Joshi, David E. Schultz, Rusty Burke (ed.), (donated by Derrick Hussey at Hippocampus Press) (

* The Book of Cthulhu – Ross E. Lockhart (ed.), (donated by Ross E. Lockhart at Night Shade Books)


*Dead But Dreaming  Kevin Ross & Keith Herber (ed.), (donated by Tom Lynch at Miskatonic River Press)


* Dead But Dreaming 2  Kevin Ross (ed.), (donated by Tom Lynch at Miskatonic River Press)


* Future Lovecraft  Paula R. Stiles & Silvia Moreno-Garcia (ed.), (donated by Silvia Moreno-Garcia at Innsmouth Free Press) (

* Made in Goatswood – New Tales of Horror in the Severn Valley – Scott David Aniolowski (ed.).  (donated by Scott David Aniolowski) (

*THE WEIRD  Anne VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer (ed.), (donated by Jeff VanderMeer)



* Lore – Rod Heather and Sean O’Leary (ed.), (donated by Sean O’Leary) (

* Phantasmagorium – Laird Barron (ed.), (donated by JD Busch) (

* Shadows and Tall Trees, No. 2 – Michael Kelly (ed.), (donated by Michael Kelly)

* STRANGE AEONS (donated K.L. Young) (


Tara Vanflower This Womb Like Liquid Honey (


Bargain Divas Jacki Brunson and Becky Schiffman write Skeletons is “filled with strange and spooky weirdness [that will] chill your soul and make you want more. It’s easy to read and flows effortlessly from kooky to spooky!”

Just in time for Christmas, the Divas gave away three copies of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole. I’m pleased to announce the winners:

Kellie Jorgensen of Utah

Andrea Staten of Ohio

Merry Partridge of North Carolina

If you’d like to read the review—and check out the rest of the Bargain Divas’ adventures—visit here:

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