Whiteout, the latest Red Eye title, is out now and is one of my favourite yet. A group of teenagers are trapped on a ski resort in a snowstorm while an ancient evil watches from the surrounding forests. When night falls, they have to face the monsters...
Author Gabriel Dylan read a particularly creepy extract and talked about his writing journey. It turns out that a real ski trip inspired the book, although fortunately without the horrifying events that unfold in Whiteout!
We also heard about the upcoming Proud anthology (7th March 2019). This is my current read and I'm already convinced that it's the best book of short stories I've ever read. It's a collection of stories, poetry and illustrations by LGBTQ+ authors and illustrators, each giving their response to the theme of 'Pride'. We got to hear from three of the previously unpublished authors: Cynthia So, Kay Staples and Karen Lawler. I've read all of their stories and they're some of my favourites in the book so far.
We also watched a video of author Randy Ribay talking about his exciting new book, Patron Saints of Nothing. It comes out on 27th June 2019 and is a coming-of-age story about a Filipino-American teenager trying to find the truth about his cousin's murder.
Thank you so much to Stripes for putting on such a lovely event and providing an amazing selection of proof copies!