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In-Store & Virtual Hybrid Event - Tori Bovalino and Alex Brown discussing THE GATHERING DARK, with Gina Chen

Event date: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 6:00pm

Tori Bovalino and Alex Brown, in discussion with Gina Chen

An In-Store and Virtual Book Signing! 

This is a TICKETED, IN-STORE EVENT that will also be broadcasted live through Crowdcast for those unable to attend in person. This event will consist of a 30 minute discussion with the authors followed by the book signing. 

If you're joining us virtually, Mysterious Galaxy's virtual events are hosted on Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event and here to view our virtual code of conduct. AccessibilityReal-time captioning for all Crowdcast events is available via Google Chrome. For enabling captions, please follow this guideMore info here.


Purchasing a copy of THE GATHERING DARK or any other of Tori's or Alex's available books through Mysterious Galaxy will get you a numbered ticket for the signing line after the event.  Those who have not purchased a book through us are still welcome to get their books signed, but will have to wait until after the numbered line has finished. Purchasing your books through us allows us to continue to host author events, so we thank you in advance for your support!0

How to Order Signed/Personalized Books from Tori Bovalino, Alex Brown, and/or Gina Chen if you're not attending the event

Add any of the authors' available backlist of books to your cart.
At checkout in the "order comments" box write "signed only" or to whom your book(s) should be personalized (i.e. "To: Ms. Galaxy"). Requests for anything beyond a name, like a note or quote, are up to the author's discretion and are not guaranteed. Orders must be placed by 12pm pt on the day of the event (September 9th). Please call the store if you wish to purchase a book, or add/alter personalization to an existing order, after this time.

About the Authors
TORI BOVALINO is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but now lives in London where she is a student in Royal Holloway's Creative writing and practice-based PhD program. Tori is the author of THE DEVIL MAKES THREE (Page Street, 2021) NOT GOOD FOR MAIDENS (Page Street, 2022) and the editor of THE GATHERING DARK: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FOLK HORROR, coming in Fall 2022. Tori was an associate editor for PROFANE JOURNAL and THE SHANGHAI LITERARY MAGAZINE and read for Typehouse Magazine.

ALEX BROWN (she/her) is a YA Horror writer who loves rooting for the final girl—especially if she’s a monster. Alex is a queer biracial Filipino American, and one of the co-creators of The Bridge, a haunted, folklore-filled audio drama podcast that has over 1,000,000 downloads to date! When she’s not writing, she works in the entertainment industry, most recently serving as the Showrunner's Assistant on SUPERNATURAL and the upcoming RESIDENT EVIL and GRENDEL adaptations for Netflix. Alex's YA Comedy-Horror debut, DAMNED IF YOU DO, will be published in Fall 2023 by Page Street Kids. As far as she knows, she hasn’t left anyone behind in a creepy tunnel. But that could always change.

GINA CHEN tells stories about fantastic worlds featuring heroines, antiheroines, and the kind of cleverness that brings trouble in its wake. A self-taught artist with a degree in computer science, she generates creative nonsense in all forms of media and always has a project stewing. VIOLET MADE OF THORNS is her debut fantasy novel. For more info, visit and follow @actualgina on Twitter and Instagram.


A cemetery full of the restless dead. A town so wicked it has already burned twice, with the breath of the third fire looming. A rural, isolated bridge with a terrifying monster waiting for the completion of its summoning ritual. A lake that allows the drowned to return, though they have been changed by the claws of death. These are the shadowed, liminal spaces where the curses and monsters lurk, refusing to be forgotten.

Hauntings, and a variety of horrifying secrets, lurk in the places we once called home. Written by New York Times bestselling, and other critically acclaimed, authors these stories shed a harsh light on the scariest tales we grew up with.


The Gathering Dark: An Anthology of Folk Horror By Erica Waters, Chloe Gong, Tori Bovalino, Hannah Whitten, Allison Saft, Olivia Chadha, Courtney Gould, Aden Polydoros, SMP Alex Brown, Shakira Toussaint Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645676225
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Page Street Kids - September 6th, 2022

Not Good for Maidens By Tori Bovalino Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645674665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - June 21st, 2022

The Devil Makes Three By Tori Bovalino Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645672357
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Page Street Kids - August 10th, 2021

The Devil Makes Three By Tori Bovalino Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645677055
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - September 6th, 2022

Violet Made of Thorns By Gina Chen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593427538
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - July 26th, 2022