Local Bookstore hosts Spooky Tales author for book signing

Creaky floorboards. Creepy basements. Hairy spiders. Salami in the vegetable crisper. Oh, the horror. Author Hal Johnson knows how to spin some delicious hair-raising yarns and he will be at Written Words Bookstore in Shelton on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 5:30pm for a reading and signing of his book, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness (Workman Publishing 2015).

Perfect for kids ages 9 and up, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods tells of the snoligoster, who feeds on the shadows of its victims. The whirling whimpus, who once laid low an entire Boy Scout troop. And the hoop snake, who can chase prey at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and then, with one sting of its venomous tail, cause it to turn purple, swell up, and - alas - die.

The spine-chilling stories are narrated by one of the last surviving cryptozoologists, and are best enjoyed…...um, at a local independent bookstore with bright lights and lots of people around. If you dare.

The event is free and open to the public. Books presented for signing must be purchased at the event from Written Words Bookstore.