Entries tagged with “On a Windy Night


That scary season is creeping up on us. This year, instead of teeth-rotting candy, treat givers have a new option–handing out a flier about a website (trickorreaters.com) that offers age-appropriate, scare-o-meter rated spooky reads. Click here to see your seven creepy choices of flier designs to put in trick-or-treaters bags.

On a Windy Night cover

Hiding on the Age-o-Meter 4-7 list is On a Windy Night (3 on the scare-o-meter). Go here for a peek at a mysterious book trailer, description of the book and where to find it, a freaky and free bony coloring page, and more about its creepy creator–me!

The website is the brain child of Kirsten Cappy, the ghoul behind Curious City who loves connecting kids and books.

Windy Night silkscreen poster




George Bates, illustrator of On a Windy Night, has silkscreened a shivery skeleton image to celebrate the book’s third season. Perfect Halloween decor for your home, bookstore, library, what have you. You can purchase on his etsy site.

Nancy Raines Day with On a Windy Night

On a Windy Night time is coming....

I’m looking forward to these fall events!

Tues., Oct. 9

Speaking and signing On a Windy Night and A is for Alliguitar with Savannah children’s author Phyllis Tildes for Literary Guild of St. Simons at St. Simons Public Library, 530 Beachview Drive, Room 108, at 10:30 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 25–Reading and signing On a Windy Night with illustrator George Bates at The Strand Book Store,  828 Broadway at 12th Street in Manhattan at 3:30 p.m.  Event details here. Or pre-order a signed copy.

Sat., Oct. 27–Reading and signing On a Windy Night while illustrator George Bates sings his original Skeleton song and spearheads an art project. At Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland) in Brooklyn, 11 a.m.

Sat., Nov. 10–Signing all my books at Georgia Literary Festival,  at the brand new Jekyll Conference Center, Jekyll Island, GA 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 1–Signing all books at Holiday Market at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2801 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Counting down to the launch of my latest picture book On a Windy Night, a wonderfully spooky picture book coming from Abrams this fall, just in time for Halloween. For a preview of illustrator’s George Bates’ awesome cover design, see talented art director Chad W. Beckerman’s blog here.