Happy October! Time for Halloween costumes, trick-or-treating, vampires, ghouls, goblins and . . . The Box Under The Bed!

Guest blog post by a co-author of The Box Under The Bed, Anne Marie Andrus.

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author Anne Marie Andrus

Hi, I’m Anne Marie and I want to thank Dan for helping me become a published writer!

During this past year, two of my stories have won second place in Dan’s Word Weaver Writing Contest. The October 11th release of my own novel has been planned for a while, and Chapter 2 of that novel is The Crescent from the April Word Weaver Contest.

Talk about a confidence boost when I really needed one!

Word Weaver was the first writing contest I’ve entered, so winning a prize was a “pinch-me” moment!

Even better than winning (or almost), was Dan’s great critique style.

  • He caught things that nobody had ever commented on before.

  • For example, “Why are your characters always squinting? Is there something wrong with their eyes?” Oh my, no, their eyes are fine and squinting isn’t the right word. Well, it was once when Cobalt Point’s leading lady, Holly Hannon, couldn’t read a faded sign, but other than that—squinting is out.

As if the prizes and fun of winning aren’t enough reward, the best perk of participating in Word Weaver is the talented network of authors I’ve been so lucky to meet.


I’m honored to have two of my stories included in the new scary story anthology, The Box Under The Bed.

I love October!

Secret fact about me: I have custom made fangs and I’m not afraid to wear them.

Congratulations to all the authors of The Box Under The Bed!

Thank you, Anne Marie, for such high praise! It’s not a coincidence your writing has done so well in my contests. Talent rises to the top.

Gang, it was an absolute blast working with such amazing talents like Anne Marie Andrus on this scary anthology.

Check out Anne Marie’s works HERE,

and check out the Box Under The Bed right now!




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USA Today bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 50+ titles published in more than 120 countries and over a dozen languages.

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