It's time to RETURN TO THE DARK HOUSE. The sequel to WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE, is out. So, run, don't walk, to your favorite bookstore or library to get yourself a copy. Remember, if they're out of stock, you can always ask a bookseller to order it for you, free of charge. Many, many thanks!


I'll be at the Speculative Fiction Southeast Convention in Orlando Florida, September 25th - 27th. For more information.

I'll be visiting the teen book group at the Medford Public Library, Medford, NH, on Tuesday, October 6th, from 7-8:30. For more information.

I'll be visiting the Toadstool Bookstore, Milford, MA, on Saturday, October 10th at 1PM. Joining me will be fellow young adult authors Diana Renn and Jonathan Kranz. For more information.

I'll be at the Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA, on Saturday, October 24th at 6PM for stories and s'mores. I'll be telling stories, signing books, chatting with readers, and eating s'mores. Hope to see you. For more information.

I'l be at Barnes & Noble, Peabody, MA, on Thursday, October 29th, at 6:30PM for a panel discussion with fellow spooky young adult authors Hillary Monahan, Paul Tremblay, Trisha Leaver, and James Moore.

I’ll be participating in a panel discussion at the Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA, on Saturday, December 12th at 1PM. Joining me will be fellow young adult authors Mackenzi Lee, Jen Brooks, Jen Malone, Lori Goldstein, and Trisha Leaver.

Would you like to purchase one of my autographed titles (or better yet a whole series) for a gift or for yourself? E-mail me at

Cost: $100.00

I will send you, via e-mail, a 26-page packet of information and exercises for character-building, plot structure, dialogue, point-of-view, revision, and more. In addition, You can submit up to 10 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font, standard margins) of writing for my editorial notes. I will critique the pages, addressing any issues, including but not limited to plot, character development, syntax, grammar, and dialogue. I will point out what I believe works and offer some advice for an overall direction.

After I give notes, I will be available via e-mail for follow up if you have questions.

This class is available now. I will take up to ten students at a time and get back to you within one week of payment.

To sign up for the online writing critique, please e-mail me:

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Bookplates now available! Bookplates are sticker-like labels that I will personally address to you and sign. It's meant for you to adhere to the inside of your book – the next best thing to an autographed copy. If you'd like one of these, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Attn. Laurie Faria Stolarz
c/o Llewellyn Worldwide Publications
2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125-2989