Tucson Festival of Books

Are You Afraid of the Dark?


Dive into a world of spine-tingling horror inspired by folklore, history, and the stories our parents told us at night.


Panelists
Isabel Cañas

Isabel Cañas is a Mexican American speculative fiction writer. After having lived in Mexico, Scotland, Egypt, Turkey and New York City, among other places, she has settled in the Pacific Northwest....

Visit website

V. Castro

V. Castro is a two-time Bram Stoker Award nominated author of "Aliens: Vasquez," "The Haunting of Alejandra," "The Queen of The Cicadas," "Goddess of Filth, Hairspray and Switchblades" and "Out of Atzlan....

Visit website | Twitter Instagram TikTok

Shane Hawk

Shane Hawk (enrolled Cheyenne-Arapaho, Hidatsa and Citizen Potawatomi descent) is a history teacher by day and a horror writer by night. Hawk’s literary contributions include his debut story collection Anoka, alongside short fiction featured in numerous anthologies....

Visit website | Facebook Twitter Instagram TikTok

Theodore Van Alst, Jr.

Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (enrolled Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians) is a best-selling author and editor, and the Tilikum Professor and Chair of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University....

Visit website | Twitter Instagram


Books:
Vampires of El Norte
Isabel Cañas
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Penguin
August 2023
ISBN 9780593436721
384 pages

The Hacienda
Isabel Cañas
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Penguin
September 2023
ISBN 9780593436707
384 pages
Buy now

The Haunting of Alejandra
A Novel
V. Castro
Nuestras Raices
Random House Worlds
January 2024
ISBN 9780593499719
288 pages

Aliens: Vasquez
V. Castro
Nuestras Raices
Titan Books (US, CA)
October 2023
ISBN 9781803363035
432 pages

Never Whistle at Night
An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology
Shane Hawk, Theodore Van Alst, Jr.
Nuestras Raices
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
September 2023
ISBN 9780593468463
416 pages
Buy now

Sacred City
Theodore Van Alst, Jr.
Nuestras Raices
University of New Mexico Press
November 2021
ISBN 9780826362865
200 pages