Enter to Win: Autographed Copy of the Acclaimed "Seven From Haven" by Daniel Grotta (Pixel Hall Press); Seven Gentle Ghostly Stories Perfect for Halloween

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"Seven From Haven" is a collection of tales of the paranormal with O'Henry-like sensibility, charm and humor. Sign up for the no-strings-attached contest to win an autographed copy at GoodReads.com.

"Seven From Haven" by Daniel Grotta. Seven gentle ghost stories with O'Henry-like sensibility, charm and humor

Seven gentle ghost stories with O'Henry-like sensibility, charm and humor

Cuddle up with a book of friendly ghost stories that will make you think and even smile.

"Seven From Haven" by Daniel Grotta has struck a resonant chord among readers and reviewers for its delightfully memorable characters and great storytelling. Set in a small Pennsylvania mountain village, where strange and wondrous things happen, "Seven from Haven" are quirky, fantastical short stories which prove what they say about this town: “Haven takes care of its own.” An autographed copy of "Seven From Haven" is being offered in a free Goodreads.com giveaway.The contest ends on Halloween. While it is restricted to Goodreads members, there's no cost to join.

"The stories are magical. Grotta teases us with very precise detail and almost journalistic scene setting, then when we're not quite looking carries us gently into a world of soft boundaries, unexplained visitations, and of deep, deep hope and simple courage. These stories speak from and directly to the heart,” wrote David Zarko (playwright).

"Cuddle up with a book of friendly ghost stories that will make you think and even smile," said Ginny Privitar in her review for "The Courier."

To see for yourself what all the buzz is about "Seven From Haven," read a complementary excerpt, "Mr. Eastman's Empathy." Or buy "Seven From Haven" in paperback or as an eBook from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble or other bookstores, including an independent bookstore near you.

Members of the Press: Please contact cynthia(at)pixelhallpress(dot)com to receive a review copy of "Seven From Haven."


Daniel Grotta has worn just about every hat in publishing, including investigative journalist, war correspondent, syndicated columnist, editor and so forth. His thousands of articles, reviews and columns have appeared in major magazines, newspapers and online journals. He has also authored several books, including "J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth," the renowned first biography of the creator of "The Lord of the Rings." Among his many accolades and awards is one that stands apart from the rest: His writings were, at one point, the most requested to be recorded as audio files by Reading for the Blind in Philadelphia, because of the visual clarity and beauty of his prose. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, the Overseas Press Club, Science Fiction Writers of America, the Authors Guild and the American Society of Journalists & Authors, Daniel Grotta is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events on writing and publishing. He also welcomes invitations to participate in discussions with book clubs and classes (occasionally in person, more often via Skype, Google Hangout or phone), and to do occasional readings.


Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house whose focus is on discovering literary gems and great stories that might have otherwise been overlooked.

In this era of digital technology, Wall Street involvement and merger mania, mainstream publishers seem to have lost sight of the core principles and purpose of publishing. At the other end of the spectrum is an avalanche of self-published books that are notoriously uneven in quality. Small boutique imprints, such as Pixel Hall Press, are reclaiming the heart and soul of publishing by reviving the idea that a publisher's raison d'être is to find and nurture great writers, and to provide readers with beautiful, meaningful, truly enjoyable books.

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