Nichelle Giraldes (left) and Chelsea Iversen (right)
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 6:00pm

Spooky season is here! Join authors Nichelle Giraldes and Chelsea Iversen for a conversation about writing horror, fantasy, occult, and supernatural books! Nichelle, the featured female-centered horror expert, has just published a book called "No Child of Mine" that is part ghost story and part revelation of how far one is willing to go for the ones they love. Chelsea, the featured supernatural expert, has a forthcoming book titled "Witches at the End of the World" about the magical bond between sisters, dark curses, and revenge set against the picturesque backdrop of Norwegian winter. Perfect for writers and readers of these genres alike, this event is your chance to ask any and all burning questions you may have about magical and scary stories. There will be time for Q&A, book signing, and light refreshments will be provided. 

A lifelong book lover, NICHELLE GIRALDES writes female-centered horror. She earned her BA from Colorado College where she studied in religion and mathematics. She currently lives in Colorado, where she teaches math to middle and high school students.

CHELSEA IVERSEN is a content writer who runs a creative business with her sister. Chelsea lives with her husband and dog in Colorado, where she reads her runes at every full moon and aspires to have a signature tea mug for every season. "Witches at the End of the World" is her debut novel.

NO CHILD OF MINE: There's something in the dark. And it's starting to whisper... Essie Singh has defined herself by her ambitions, a fiercely independent woman whose only soft spot is her husband, Sanjay. She never imagined herself as a mother. It was never a part of the plan. But then she finds out she's pregnant. As her difficult pregnancy transforms her body and life into something she barely recognizes, her husband spends the nights pacing in the attic, slowly becoming a stranger, and the house begins to whisper. As Essie's pregnancy progresses, both her and Sanjay's lives are warped by a curse that has haunted her family for generations, leaving a string of fatherless daughters in its wake. When she's put on bedrest, Essie trades the last aspects of her carefully planned life for isolation in what should be a welcoming home, but she isn't alone. There's something here that means to take everything from her…

WITCHES AT THE END OF THE WORLD: Rage burns brighter than any spellfire… Deep in the birchwoods of Norway, magic courses through the veins of two sisters. For years they've been alone, but sweet-tempered Kaija is tired of living in shadows and longs for a life filled with community, even if it means stifling her magic. But Minna is a witch through and through, with wrath always simmering just below the surface. Different as they may be, both will never forget the day they were driven from their village. The day their mother burned. When Kaija leaves to pursue a new life, Minna is left alone in the darkness of the forest. Devastated and outraged at the betrayal, Minna casts a curse to punish those who took everything from her. What she doesn't realize is that this act will incite a deadly chain of events. Soon it will destroy everything, including the life Kaija has lovingly built. But once a witch's rage boils, regret means nothing—she can't take back what's already done. Someone will have to burn.

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No Child of Mine By Nichelle Giraldes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728270357
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 12th, 2023

The Witches at the End of the World By Chelsea Iversen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728275789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 17th, 2023