Scare up a good book for charity this Halloween

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Who doesn’t love the sights, sounds, and smells of Halloween — from the patchwork of autumn leaves to their crunch underfoot and the intoxicating aroma of pumpkin pie? All those things come alive in a good story. Now you can make this Halloween special for others by helping 10 authors raise 1,000 books this month.

Donate a book from today through October 19 — or just participate in the event — and you could earn some goodies of your own. Trust me, this is way better than candy (who needs those extra five pounds, anyway?). You could win a $100 Amazon gift card, signed copies of the authors’ books, or a special swag bag (see details below). The Friction Frolic for All Hallow’s Read blog tour and fundraiser benefits the Books for America charity, which gave more than $800,000 worth of books and materials to DC area schools, shelters, and other educational programs and organizations last year.

But Friction Frolic is also a blog-a-thon of sorts: From now through Oct. 5, you can read about how books shaped these authors’ love for reading and writing. From Oct. 8-12, they’ll be sharing their best Halloween experiences and their favorite scary books, movies, or pieces of literature. And from Oct. 15-19, you can enjoy some flash fiction, short stories, and novel excerpts.

Here’s a list of the participating authors:

Neil Gaiman started the All Hallow’s Read tradition (you can trace its origins back to this blog post), which simply involves giving someone a scary book during the week of Halloween.

What book will you choose?

Click the button below to enter the Rafflecopter.

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