Announcing the Stinetinglers Winner! The Kettle’s Dark Secret by Clara J.
Cast your mind back. Back, I say, to October of 2022 when on this little blog I posted the press release Enter the Stinetinglers Scary Story Writing Contest. The rules were simple. “Budding horror enthusiasts” between the ages of 8-12 were invited to enter a contest that would be judged by, amongst other folks, R.L. Stine himself.
Well, my little horror aficionados, I have wonderful news for you today. I am pleased to not only announce the winner of the contest but to premiere her story right here on A Fuse #8 Production itself!
The Kettle’s Dark Secret by Clara J. gives you everything you might want in a proper frightening tale. Disturbing statuary. Mysterious deaths. Body snatching. And, of course, the occasional kettle.
Please enjoy the following stinetingler:
Clara is a fifth grader. She enjoys art, video games and cartoons. I’d like to thank her for letting us reveal her story today. Clearly she has a fine career ahead of her scaring the bejeezus out of her readers. Thanks too to Tatiana Merced-Zarou, Elysse Villalobosm, and the people of Macmillan for this fun reveal.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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