Recommended for ages 9+

Guaranteed to give you goosebumps, Jennifer Killick’s Crater Lake books and Dan Smith’s Crooked Oak Mysteries are fast-paced, sinister, compelling science fiction adventures that will have readers on the edge of their seats.

Talking with author Anna James (Pages & Co.) our two sci-fi authors discuss suspense, scares, twists and turns. Then, join in the book jam with our authors to create a strange, eerie story together.

Books available to accompany this event

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from our Waterstones Cheltenham Literature Festival bookshop.
Every purchase supports Cheltenham Festivals.

Pages & Co.: The Book Smugglers The Invasion of Crooked Oak
The Beast of Harwood Forest Crater Lake


The Hive

One of our smaller on-site venues, in the heart of Cheltenham, GL50 1UW

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