Get $5 off your pre-order of THE READER'S ADVISORY GUIDE TO HORROR THIRD EDITION. Click here and enter RAGH21 at checkout. Works with your ALA Member Discount also.


I can come to your library, book club meeting, or conference to talk about how to help your readers find their next good read. Click here for more information including RA for All's EDI Statement.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

RA for All Virtual Roadshow Brings the Horror to Reaching Across IL Library System

Today is the American debut of my new Horror training for library workers at 1 PM central. I have no idea if you can still signup, but give it a try. Viewing live is free to all but the recording will be only available to RAILS members. 

Speaking of RAILS, I am so proud to be offering this to my home library system. Click here for more information about RAILS. [And if you are a RAILS member, click here because I am currently running for the RAILS Board and your Directors can vote for me.]

Below is the description and live slide access for all. Please note, the slides have animation, so you cannot see everything in the edit view. Run the slides to watch the presentation and get access to all of the links.

Hope to see some of you there.

And if you do join me, I will be actively seeking feedback as this presentation represents the detailed outline of the new book which I will begin writing in earnest very soon. Click here to see all the ways you can contact me.

Horror Readers' Advisory: How to Help Your Scariest Patrons
A recent poll of thousands of library workers identified Horror as one of the Top 5 genres they were “most scared of,” and yet, the genre is basking in a popularity among our patrons that hasn’t been seen in decades. We cannot ignore it any longer. It’s time to stop worrying that your horror readers are monsters, and start remembering they only like to read about them. The library world’s horror expert, Becky Spratford, is here to help you conquer your own fears and walk you through today’s horror landscape. In this webinar she will explain how to talk to fans, break down the appeal of horror, identify what resources will serve you best, and most importantly, give you dozens of authors and titles to start suggesting with confidence, immediately. Becky will break it all down for you so that you can get up to speed on this fast growing genre. As people look for an escape from the horrors of real life, the interest and demand in the genre will only continue to grow, you need to stop cowering in the corner and start leading the horror charge. And, Becky promises, you won’t have to terrorize yourself in the process, not even for a second. Let’s have some fun, talk books, help patrons, and learn about the scariest genre together.

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