Susan Rich is the editor of “Half-Minute Horrors”, a new anthology of instant frights for young readers by a stellar line-up of writers and illustrators including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Adam Rex and Lemony Snicket.
Toronto families are invited to attend the launch of this collection of spooky stories on Halloween Saturday at the Gladstone Hotel.
Ms. Rich recently interviewed the mysterious Lemony Snicket exclusively for Bunch.
Susan Rich: Hello Mr Snicket. Thank you for agreeing to speak with us about matters relating to Halloween. Halloween can be a very creepy time. What sorts of things scare you?
Lemony Snicket: Masks, silverfish, a woman I once knew, iced tapioca drinks, injustice, things that jump out suddenly at me in the dark, things that approach me slowly in the dark, corporate hegemony, flickering lightbulbs and bland, self-serving philosophies concerning the world.
SR: Many people who usually dress in regular clothes find Halloween a good time to put on a disguise. Can you tell us about your most successful disguise?
LS: No, but the next time you sit down at your “desk” you might look a bit more closely.