Top 10 Creep-Crawly Spooktacular Books for Halloween

Who doesn’t love a good scare? You know, one you can get from the safety of your own home?

Outskirts Press self-publishing authors have been giving their fans a good scare for years with devilishly spooky reads. So, in honor of All Hallows Eve, we’ve assembled our Top 10 of the spookiest books we could conjure. Whether you’re mad about monsters, wild for witches or just ghoulishly giddy about all things that go bump in the night, there’s a creeptastic tome somewhere on this list for you. Grab one today — before it grabs you!


The Ghost of Governor's Bridge



The Haunted Investigator

HOST A LITTLE GHOST and the Story of the Mystical Mums

If It Still Has a Head, It Isn't Quite Dead

A Medium's Guide to The Paranormal

Michael Divine: The Fallen

Spooky Reports of Strange Encounters


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Top 10 Wickedly Good Books for Your Halloween Reading Thrills

Who doesn’t love a good scare on Halloween? Whether you enjoy pulling the covers up to your neck and sinking into a gripping thriller or are more inclined to pursue intellectual studies about unexplained phenomena, you’re sure to meet your match with these otherworldly Outskirts Press offerings.

Our authors have graced us with everything from chilling ghost tales to paranormal observations to cute children’s books with not-so-creepy characters. Listed here are our Top 10 Halloween- and spook-themed books for your reading pleasure:

Burnt Sage

The Ghost of Governor's Bridge

If It Still Has a Head, It Isn't Quite Dead

Last Minute Wilma and Her Toad Soup

A Medium's Guide to the Paranormal

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch!


The Skeleton by the Bay

All of these books (and other Outskirts Press titles) are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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Author Spotlight: New Character, Big Twists in David Brookover’s ‘Ghostworld’

Author David Brookover may be relatively new to publishing novels, but he’s far from inexperienced. The 65-year-old former English teacher has released his sixth novel through Outskirts Press since retiring in 2011 and is gearing up for a seventh.

Two of his other novels, Mortal Eclipse and The Ancient Breed, garnered critical acclaim and featured the beloved recurring character Nick Bellamy. Brookover seems to have proven his knack for detective and fantasy works. His latest, the fantasy novel Ghostworld, introduces fans of his Teddi McCoy books (The Fossil and Demon Key) to Joe Luna, a supernatural investigator with supernatural origins himself.

“His mother was a sorceress and his father is a werewolf,” or a “sorwolf,” Brookover explained for Cary’s Comics Craze. The fanboy website profiled Brookover in September. With that pedigree, it makes sense that Luna is the top gun in Florida’s fictional Department of Supernatural Investigations. The very special, special agent witnesses a pair of gruesome homicides at the Ghostworld theme park, setting in motion a fantastic mystery that grows darker as the investigation progresses.

Though Brookover has only been publishing for a relatively short time, he’s been writing for longer than many of his former students have been alive, using the summers off from teaching to churn out ideas, one chapter at a time.

“Ideas start growing up in my mind,” he said. “The problem is weeding out the bad ones. The good ones are right behind the bad ones, whether it be a title or a character.”


David Brookover, a longtime resident of Orlando, now lives in Norwalk, Conn., with his wife, Mary. He taught English for many years, and spent 23 years in advertising as an executive and writer. He retired in 2011 and now devotes himself to writing.

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