Chuck Wendig, BLACK RIVER ORCHARD & Delilah Dawson, BLOOM

Pre-reserved seating is sold out. Seats may be available at the start of the event. There is standing room! 

Books will be available for purchase at the event this evening. Orders placed on line after 12 pm on 10/3 are not guaranteed to be signed.

Join best-selling authors Chuck Wendig and Delilah Dawson at #theend on Tuesday, October 3, 6:30pm. 

Enjoy heirloom apples & delicious 'Ruby Slipper' apple cider courtesy of North Star Orchard!!!

Although this event is free, Reserved seats will be held until 6:25 pm for the first 25 people that pre-purchase Black River Orchard or BloomIn order to reserve a seat for the event, please complete a paid purchase for your books here on the website. All seats not occupied by 6:25pm will be released to standing room guests. 

Village of the Damned meets ­Needful ThingsBLACK RIVER ORCHARD (Del Rey Hardcover; on sale 9/26) embodies the best of  “there is something very strange happening in this seemingly cozy town" style of horror. You are unlikely to ever look at apples the same again…

Delicate and murderous, BLOOM (Titan Books, on sale 10/3) is the perfect encapsulation of a subgenre I’d only heard of in theory but now exists in its final form: cozy horror. Delight in the berries, blood and cupcake frosting—find yourself enraptured by the farmers' market aesthetic as designed by the Mads Mikkelson version of Hannibal Lecter.” Chuck Wendig, author of The Book of Accidents

*If you would like to pre-order a signed copy of Wendig's upcoming Black River Orchard (early event release on sale September 25th, 2023), Dawson's upcoming Bloom, or any of the authors' other titles, add the quantity you would like to the cart below. If you are not attending the event, but would like a personalized copy of the book saved for you or shipped, please note who you would like the book inscribed in the order comments section at checkout. All books for this event/author signature must be pre-paid when ordered here on website.

About the books:

BLACK RIVER ORCHARD brings us to the small town of Harrow, Pennsylvania (a fictional version of Bucks County), where a peculiar orchard grows. In the orchard are seven most unusual trees, unlike anything ever seen before. And from those trees grows a new sort of apple: strange, beautiful, and with skin so deeply red it’s nearly black. Not only are the magical apples delicious, but they make you stronger, more vital, more yourself, you believe.

Soon after devouring one apple, you will have the desire for another, and another, and another. 

But dark secrets lie underneath the orchard, tracing back to the town’s origin; and the more apples you consume, the more obsessed you become, rotting the soul until you are unrecognizable to the people closest to you. Watching the characters lose themselves to the power of the apple is truly terrifying, and the transformation of the Harrow townsfolk will make your hair stand on end.


BLOOM: Rosemary meets Ash at the farmers’ market. Ash—precise, pretty, and practically perfect—sells bars of soap in delicate pastel colors, sprinkle-spackled cupcakes stacked on scalloped stands, beeswax candles, jelly jars of honey, and glossy green plants. 
Ro has never felt this way about another woman; with Ash, she wants to be her and have her in equal measure. But as her obsession with Ash consumes her, she may find she’s not the one doing the devouring…

Told in lush, delectable prose, this is a deliciously dark tale of passion taking an unsavory turn...

A sweet sapphic romance takes a deadly dark turn in this sharp-as-a-knife tale with the slow build menace of Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber—from a New York Times-bestselling author hailed by Chuck Wendig as "a storyteller working at the top of her class.”

About the authors:

Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of WanderersThe Book of AccidentsWayward, and more than two dozen other books for adults and young adults. A finalist for the Astounding Award and an alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, he has also written for comics, games, film, and television. He’s known for his popular blog, terribleminds, and books about writing such as Damn Fine Story.

Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: PHASMA, plus over twenty other novels for kids, teens, and adults that mostly lean into Horror, or at least monsters, human and otherwise. As Lila Bowen, she writes Wake of Vultures and the Shadow series. She’s written in the worlds of The X-FilesFireflyLabyrinthAdventure TimeMarvel Action Spider-ManHellboyMinecraftStranger Things, and Disney Mirrorverse. She once worked in a haunted house, where she excelled as both a cannibal and a dead body. Delilah lives in Atlanta with her family and can be found online at delilahsdawson.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @DelilahSDawson.

All books for this event/author signature must be pre-paid when ordered here on website.

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

The End: a bookstore
3055 Tilghman St.
Allentown, PA 18104
Black River Orchard By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780593158746
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - September 26th, 2023

Pre-orders for signed copies are guaranteed through 12 pm, 10/3. 


Bloom By Delilah S. Dawson Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781803365756
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Titan Books - October 3rd, 2023

Pre-orders for signed copies are guaranteed through 12 pm, 10/3. 


The Book of Accidents: A Novel By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399182150
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - March 15th, 2022

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Wanderers: A Novel By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399182129
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - May 19th, 2020

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Wayward: A Novel (Wanderers #2) By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593158791
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - August 22nd, 2023

Midnight at the Houdini By Delilah S. Dawson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593486795
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - September 5th, 2023

The Violence: A Novel By Delilah S. Dawson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593156643
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - November 1st, 2022

Gentle Writing Advice: How to Be a Writer Without Destroying Yourself By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781440301209
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Writer's Digest Books - June 6th, 2023

Dust & Grim By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316706261
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Minecraft: Mob Squad: Don't Fear the Creeper: An Official Minecraft Novel By Delilah S. Dawson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593722145
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Worlds - August 1st, 2023

Mine By Delilah S. Dawson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593373255
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - August 2nd, 2022

Camp Scare By Delilah S. Dawson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593373293
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - May 23rd, 2023