Monday, September 14, 2009
This is Chillermania the world headquarters of the Chiller Series of children's books. The author is Johnathan Rand. His works of fiction originally were centered in and around Michigan. The success of the series has prompted him to move beyond Michigan and write stories that take part in other cities in other states. His mission is to get kids to read. He believes kids like to be frightened but feel safe. While I think it a noble idea, I am not too sure about the scary part. Life can be a little too scary at times. I don't know the merit of frightening a child and the resulting effects on a delicate psyche. There is no disputing their popularity, however. This must be a very popular place around Halloween.