8 Horror Authors Share Their Scariest True Stories

After reading these, you'll think twice about walking alone at night.

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Hailey Piper

Book cover of body horror book Queen of Teeth by Hailey Piper

Queen of Teeth

By Hailey Piper

Reed Alexander

In the Shadow of the Mountain, horror novel by Reed Alexander

In the Shadow of the Mountain

By Reed Alexander

Mackenzie Kiera

All You Need is Love and a Strong Electric Current by Mackenzie Kiera

All You Need is Love and a Strong Electric Current

By Mackenzie Kiera

Bob Pastorella

They're Watching by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella, hosts of the This Is Horror podcast

They're Watching

By Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

Cynthia Pelayo

Book cover of horror novel Children of Chicago by Cina Pelayo

Children of Chicago

By Cynthia Pelayo

Josh Malerman

Pearl by horror author Josh Malerman

Pearl

By Josh Malerman

Gwendolyn Kiste

Boneset and Feathers, a witch novel by horror author Gwendolyn Kiste

Boneset and Feathers

By Gwendolyn Kiste

Stephen Graham Jones

my-heart-is-a-chainsaw-excerpt

My Heart is a Chainsaw

By Stephen Graham Jones