It’s October, which means it’s time to get my pumpkin on!

I love this time of year. It’s the best time to have a birthday, in my opinion, because I can celebrate all things fall, like pumpkin patches and apple cider and light-up ghosts and…well, you get the picture.

To start, I took my daughter to a pumpkin patch this weekend so that we could pick out our annual pumpkins. We get several every year, some of which become jack-o-lanterns and some of which stick around until Thanksgiving (at which point they are referred to as simply gourds so as to justify their continued presence).

Oh, and did I mention my house is already decorated for Halloween?

I love Halloween, almost as much as I love Christmas. But Kristine Kathryn Rusch has me beat, because Halloween is her favorite holiday of all. She’s even curated a StoryBundle to celebrate it.

Here’s what you can expect from the 2023 Halloween StoryBundle:

New York Times bestsellers, international bestsellers, winners and nominees of the ITW Thriller Award, the Stoker award, the World Fantasy Award, and the GoodReads Choice for Horror. Omnibuses. Novels and spooky collections. Four exclusives. This StoryBundle has all of that and more. And…the most important part…great reading.

For $20, you’ll get all the books and a chance to donate to Maui Strong to help the victims in Lahaina.

To find out more about the ten books (including three offerings from WMG—Halloween Harvest, FantasyLife and Other Stories, and Three Sheets to the Wind— plus four StoryBundle exclusives!), click here.

And be sure to read her blog about the bundle here. 

So, whether you’re looking for Halloween reading or some good old dark fantasy and horror, you can take your pick.

Me, I’m going to go pick out some more pumpkins. You can never have enough pumpkins!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.