A Sweet & Spooky Night at the Bookstore!

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
2 Carmichael St
Essex, VT 05452

Calling all kids!  Please join us for a special celebration of all things Fall and Halloween at Phoenix Books in Essex!  We are planning a fabulous night of author meet & greets, crafts, and fall-themed snacks and drinks. 

 Meet & Greets with three Vermont authors!  J.L. DuRona, Darcy Marks, and Chrissy Lane will be joining us to chat about their books and sign copies.

 Halloween-themed craft and coloring stations

 Fall treats and apple cider

About the authors:

J.L. DuRona has always loved the whimsical, macabre, and otherworldly. During recess, he would quietly slip away into the woods surrounding his rural elementary school with the latest Goosebumps book in hand and read until the bell rang.He graduated in 2007 from Castleton University with a BA in Children's Literature, and received his MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. He lives in Vermont with his wife and three cats.

 Darcy Marks  is a Second Degree Black Belt in Kempo-JuJitsu, as well as a Black Belt in Arnis, the Filipino art of stick-fighting. She teaches women’s self-defense and works as a forensic toxicologist. Darcy is a mother of three is and an avid fangirl living in northern Vermont. Visit her online at DarcyMarks.com.

Chrissy Lane received her bachelors in science in early childhood education at Westfield State University. She was a preschool in a variety of different settings and locations across Massachusetts and also in Anchorage Alaska.  Now she lives near the lake in Vermont with her two sons and husband. She is studying speech pathology and writing and illustrating children’s books.

DATE:  Thursday, October 12th, 6-7:30 pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex, 2 Carmichael St, Essex, VT

ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all ages.  Advance registration is requested to help with our event planning, but it is not required.