At Skylight: Shelly Page, Alex Brown, and Ryan Douglass present NIGHT OF THE LIVING QUEERS w/ Justine Pucella Winans

Join us for Night of the Living Queers, a YA horror anthology that explores a night when anything is possible, exclusively featuring queer authors of color putting fresh spins on classic horror tropes and tales. Featuring editors Shelly Page and Alex Brown, contributor Ryan Douglass, and moderator Justine Pucella Winans!

No matter its name or occasion, Halloween is more than a Hallmark holiday, it’s a symbol of transformation. NIGHT OF THE LIVING QUEERS is a YA horror anthology that explores how Halloween can be more than just candies and frights, but a night where anything is possible. Each short story is told through the lens of a different BIPOC teen and the Halloween night that changes their lives forever. Creative, creepy, and queer, this collection brings fresh terror, heart, and humor to young adult literature.

SHELLY PAGE is a YA and MG writer of queer stories making her editorial debut with Night of the Living Queers. She was raised in Chicago, maintains a long-distance love affair with New York, and currently resides in Los Angeles. By day, she’s a practicing attorney representing homeless LGBTQ+ youth of color. By night, she’s planning ways to scare her readers while simultaneouslyawakening their inner gay. She’s an oil painter, a lover of autumn, and possibly the only lesbian who doesn’t own a cat. She can be found online at shellypage.com or on Twitter @shelly_p_writes.

ALEX BROWN loves rooting for the final girl—especially if she’s a monster. Alex has a short story in the instant Indie Bestselling YA folk horror anthology, The Gathering Dark. Alex is also the co-creator of The Bridge, a narrative fiction podcast that’s had over one million downloads to date! Alex’s sapphic YA horror-comedy debut, Damned If You Do, will be published by Page Street Kids in fall 2023. Alex lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their two very chaotic cats. Night of the Living Queers is her editorial debut. As far as she knows, she hasn’t summoned an Eldritch God who loves pizza . . . yet.

RYAN DOUGLASS (HE/THEY) is a freelance writer, poet, and New York Times bestselling author of The Taking of Jake Livingston. His work on media representation has appeared in HuffPost, Atlanta, Black Star, Everyday Feminism, Nerdy POC, and LGBTQ-Nation. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where he currently resides.

JUSTINE PUCELLA WINANS (they/she) is a queer and nonbinary writer who resides in Los Angeles with their husband, cats, and long list of fears. When not writing books about queer kids or teens dealing with creepy situations by using their sense of humor, she can be found training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, reading an alarming about of manga and webcomics, or trying to make pasta even a fourth as good as their nonna's. Bianca Torre is Afraid of Everything is their debut novel. Their middle grade debut, The Otherwoods, releases in September. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Damned If You Do By Alex Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645679998
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street YA - August 1st, 2023

The Taking of Jake Livingston By Ryan Douglass Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984812551
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 12th, 2022

Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything By Justine Pucella Winans Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358721642
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Published: Clarion Books - April 11th, 2023