I recently read Not to be Read at Night by Sandrine Spycher.
These creative short spooky stories are a fun collection of ideas. While I wished for the stories to be longer and more drawn out, each new plot quickly drew me in.
These would be great young adult reads. From a teaching perspective, I would also enjoy using these in junior high or high school in a creative writing section. I think it'd be fun to see how students would choose to expand the stories.
After briefly messaging back and forth with the author, I found out that this was one of the first books she wrote in English, which I think is quite impressive and courageous!
To pick up a copy of her book of short stories: follow this link.
And, if you’d like to learn a little bit more about this author, check out her website.
As always, here’s a little bio information, which her permission!
Sandrine Spycher was born and grew up in Switzerland. Getting inspiration from everyday life as well as in the literary material she studies at unversity, she writes novels and short stories. Mostly heroic fantasy and gothic, but also thrillers at times. She writes in French and in English, translating her own novels herself.