Dragons, Princesses & Enzos!

In a few short weeks, your neighborhood streets will be filled with “zombies and Frankenstein monsters and werewolves” — and little Enzos and dragons and princesses! Garth Stein’s third children’s book, Enzo’s Very Scary Halloween, is now on shelves! Ask the staff at your local bookstore about their Enzo Halloween plans, and have a safe and happy Halloween!

#EnzosHalloween Costume Contest 

Play along with Enzo and Zoë on social media this Halloween for a chance to win signed copies of Garth Stein’s Enzo kid’s books, Enzo’s Very Scary Halloween and Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt!.

  1. Post a photo of your little dog, dragon, princess, or race car driver to Facebook or Twitter
  2. Use the hashtag #EnzosHalloween
  3. Tag Garth Stein: has arrived!

The playful world of Enzo, Zoë, and Denny is now online at Kids (and adults) can engage with Enzo through a variety of fun activities, puzzles, and games!

Garth Stein, 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000
A Chat About Cars & Racing

In a fun and casual interview with Garth for the popular car and racing blog, Jalopnik, fellow author, Naveed Jamali, leads a conversation about Garth's cars and racing experiences.

"I went racing one rainy day in August, and the zebra got in with me! [...] I was fine but the car was destroyed. Afterward, I called my wife and said, 'the good news is I’m fine but the bad news is the car is totaled.' She replied, 'and the good news is you’re retired.'" — Garth Stein

Read the whole article here.

On The Road

This summer kicked off with Authors Night, a lavish fundraiser featuring a wide array of super-famous authors (most notably, of course, Garth Stein) and benefitting the East Hampton Library. Then, off to Bumbershoot! Hugo House hosted Garth as a part of their "Ask the Oracle" panel. The event invited readers to tweet their questions and, fate willing, they would be proffered to the panelists for their valuable insights.

Garth Stein at the 2016 East Hampton Library's Authors Night

Much of Garth's summer has been spent, perhaps predictably, in front of the computer. In addition to his regular work, though, Garth has been Skyping with dozens of book clubs across the country about A Sudden Light and with a high school in New Brunswick that used The Art of Racing in the Rain as its campus reads selection.

Garth Stein at Bernice MacNaughton High School, New Brunswick

The fall and winter will be busy travel seasons! We'll be sure to highlight the next series of stops in the upcoming Winter Newsletter. Stay tuned!

“Wait, my book club can have a private Q&A with Garth Stein?!”

You bet. In fact, Garth has been on video calls with dozens of book clubs across the country in the last few months engaging in discussions about A Sudden Light with hundreds of fans and readers. Click here to schedule your Book Club Skype event with Garth. You'd better hurry! A Sudden Light Book Club Skype events end November 30!

A Sudden Light — Book Club Kit

If your book is club is looking at A Sudden Light for your next read, let us know! We’ll send you the A Sudden Light Book Club Kit (it's free) to help enrich your club’s discussion. Break out the lemonade and Grandpa’s “medicine.” This is an experience you don’t want to miss! Details >

Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest!

Think about holiday shopping. Imagine malls. Parking. Crowds. Now imagine a Saturday afternoon in November, walking up the deliciously worn wooden steps of the Phinney Neighborhood Center to find a boutique bookstore, created especially by a local indie bookstore. Imagine encountering not only books, but the authors who wrote them — signing, chatting, reading (and sometimes even singing). And all the while you can nibble on fresh-baked goods, created by the authors themselves. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle) and the PNA, so you can indulge your bookishness and help two good causes, all at the same time. Details at

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016, 3–5 pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Social Media Highlights

Follow Garth on Facebook (@GarthSteinAuthor) and Twitter (@GarthStein)!

My peace I give unto you.

Fall 2016

Enzo's Very Scary Halloween

Enzo, the lovable mutt from Garth Stein’s New York Times bestselling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, experiences his first Halloween with friends, Denny and Zoë, in his third (not so) very scary picture book. Find it at your neighborhood bookstore!

Garth's Calendar

Scottsboro Public Library
Goose Pond Civic Center
Scottsboro, Alabama
Tue, Oct 18, 6:00pm
details >

Wallace State Campus
Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre
Hanceville, Alabama
Wed, Oct 19, 9:30am
details >

Columbia County Library
Evans, Georgia
Thu, Oct 20, 7:00pm
details >

Fort Worth Library
Fort Worth, Texas
Thu, Oct 27, 6:30pm
details >

Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference
Los Angeles, California
Fri, Oct 28
details >

Bainbridge Kitsap Regional Library
Bainbridge, WA
Sat, Feb 11, 5:30pm

For more information on these and other events,

visit Garth's website.

Movie Update

Garth’s film agent, who is famous for his cryptic email messages, recently wrote:  

“Fox2000 is close to putting a film together.  Don’t lose faith.”

Heh. Easy for him to say…

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