Realy Ann's Staff Pick Take Over

I've always been intrigued by spooky and weird things.  I discovered a kid's version of Edgar Allen Poe in the library, in the second grade, and a lover of the macabre was born!  I got to read Stephen King's books in order of publication and hid my V.C. Andrews books under my bed. (Though it turns out my mom read them anyway, just to see what all the hype was about...) I often scared myself and still can't read John Saul's books.  

I have a background in science and medicine, which probably explains my fascination with disease and disaster tales. As my fellow bookseller, Karen, says "If there's a disease in the title, Realy Ann will read it!" I also really enjoy history, probably because so many historical events were frightening. And diseases...