"Do you enjoy a heart-lurching jump-scare?

What about spiders-crawling-down-your-back suspense?

Or scenes so spooky that you shudder?

If you are answering these questions with an excited YES then this is the book for you!" - says Jennifer Killick, who has curated a collection of 13 (what else could it be?) scary tales from a range of terrifyingly talented authors.

Here's a quick look at the stories in Read, Scream, Repeat...

Wolf Moon by Kirsty Applebaum - Lost luggage leads to an unwelcome werewolf curse

Charlie's Twelfth by Sharna Jackson - A birthday tea has never been more terrifying

Game Over by Aisha Bushby - Gaming skills are lifesaving when the zombies break free

The Light Bulb by Rachel Delahaye - One reason not to do your maths homework

Talos Springs by Elle McNicoll - Adolescent existential crisis. With menacing magpies

The Pond by Jennifer Killick - Every pediophobic's nightmare

Underlay Underlings by Joseph Coelho - Rolling out this red carpet is no party

Deep Water by Dan Smith - You get what you deserve!

The Green Ghost by Kat Ellis - Does this young ghostly spirit have good intentions?

The Glass House by Polly Ho-Yen - The tree has ears. And eyes. And supernatural power!

Hide and Seek by J.T. Williams - An end of term treat turns into terror

The Attic Room by Phil Hickes - No good ever comes from venturing up to the attic...

A Cry from the Graveyard by Jasbinder Bilan - A history project lays a ghost to rest

To get us into the Halloween spirit we asked the authors a few questions...

Q. Have you ever seen a ghost…and would you like to?

A. Jasbinder Bilan: Once when I was staying with my cousins, I woke up in the middle of the night and saw a woman at the foot of my bed dressed in Victorian clothes. I was petrified! I was sharing the room with my grandma. When we got back home she told my mum that the house was haunted and I had never told her what happened to me that night!

A. Rachel Delahaye: I thought I did once. When I was ten, I was having a sleepover with my friend, who lived in an ancient mill house at the end of a lane of old workers’ cottages. We were really naughty and snuck out for a midnight walk… and we were SURE we saw something through the curtainless window of the cottage. A streetlight outside meant we could see in, and what we noticed was a shapeless blob that appeared to be drifting in and out of the downstairs room. We edged closer and closer. It was still there: a splodge of nothingness that travelled from of the end of the room to the other, then up to the ceiling and down again… We couldn’t work out a logical reason for it, so we convinced ourselves it was a ghost blob and then we scared ourselves stupid and we RAN. Would I like to see one again? Absolutely not. Unless it was the ghost of a really friendly dog who fancied some company.

A. Phil Hickes: I was hiking once and I saw a couple up ahead of me. I knew I would pass them after the next gate but when I went through it, they’d disappeared and I was in the middle of open fields and could see at least a mile ahead. I think they might have been ghosts.

Q. Who writes the spookiest ghost stories?

A. Dan Smith: If I need a really spooky story, I know I’ll find exactly what I’m looking for in a book by Chris Priestley.

A. Jasbinder Bilan: I read Wilkie Collins Woman in White as an adult and I found it really scary!

Q. What is your favourite scary movie?

A. Dan Smith: one of my favourite scary films is Gremlins, which is about a small town that is overrun by nasty little critters that cause all kinds of trouble.

Q. Do you have any family traditions at Halloween?

A. Dan Smith: Oh, we just do the same kinds of things as everyone else. We build a bonfire in the back garden, dance around it wearing robes, and summon demons to do our bidding. That’s normal, right?

A. Kirsty Applebaum: When my children were young, we used to carve pumpkins at a local nature centre during the day, every Halloween. Then, when night had fallen, we’d return. The pumpkins would have been moved into the nearby forest and we’d walk through by torchlight, spotting them all lit up in the darkness. And, every year, someone dressed up as the Grim Reaper would leap out and terrify us when we were least expecting it!

A. Phil Hickes: Apart from stocking up on sweets in case we get any Trick or Treaters, we always snuggle up with a scary film or three. I like to watch an old black and white classic and a new release. It’s one of my favourite nights of the year.

Q. Who is the most frightening character from a children's book?

A. Dan Smith: I have just one word for you. Trunchbull.

A. Kirsty Applebaum: The child catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  I’m still scared of him now!

Q. Do you have a favourite fancy dress costume for Halloween?

A. Kat Ellis (left!) : I love dressing up for Halloween. I dressed as a devil a couple of years ago, including bright red face paint and horns. It was fun until I washed it off and left my bathroom looking like there’d been a murder in there!

Q. Who is your favourite literary witch?

Phil Hickes: I think the Morrigan from Alan Garner’s books, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath.

Q. Would you spend the night in a haunted house?

A. Dan Smith: When I was growing up, I went to boarding school and slept in a dormitory that was haunted, so I had to spend every night in a haunted house! To make things even worse, to get to my boarding house we had to walk through a passageway that was haunted by a nun who was walled up in there when she was still alive!

A. Kat Ellis: I would — and I have! I’ve been ghost hunting a few times to old houses and even a castle where ghosts are said to walk the halls… I haven’t seen a ghost yet, but I’ll keep looking.

A. Phil Hickes: The house we live in currently is haunted so yes. A previous owner said she felt someone pulling her hair at night and the previous owner before that used to hold seances in the living room. I’ve never seen anything but I have suddenly felt the back of my neck grow very cold.

Q. Trick or treat?

A. Kat Ellis: Treat, always. I like to keep the scares and pranks strictly in my stories, thanks.

Q. Have you ever been to a Murder Mystery Party?

A. Rachel Delahaye: Yes, and I loved it. I read all the Agatha Christie books when I was young, and several of the Sherlock Holmes stories, too, so I’ve always been a big fan of gory deaths, motives and suspects. At a Murder Mystery party you get to a play a part and dress up, which is heaps of fun, but you also get to play detective and ask your companions lots of questions during the evening as you try to piece together why anyone would want to stab Mrs Mackintosh (or whomever) with a sharpened rolling pin (or whatever). Also knowing that the ‘murderer’ is among you is kind of exciting.

Q. Would you rather be a vampire, a werewolf or a witch - and why?

A. Dan Smith: Being a werewolf would be fun. Running around at night, howling at the moon … what’s not to like?

A. Kat Ellis: A witch, definitely. I’d do all kinds of fun spells, and wouldn’t have to deal with all the hairballs and fangs.

A. Rachel Delahaye: Vampire? I think being unable to step into sunlight would be a shame and the diet’s a bit samey. Werewolf? It always looks so uncomfortable, all that contorting, stretching and crunching of bones as they take shape – and I suspect the sudden hair growth itches, too. I think I’d be a witch – and if I wanted to run fast as a wolf or fly high as a bat, I’d cast a spell or drink a potion. And I’d make my potions taste of mango ice-cream.

A. Jasbinder Bilan: I think I would be a witch because I would have all the spells I needed to do whatever I wanted. This would mean that I could cast spells on bad people and use my magic to help anyone who deserved a better life.

A. Phil Hickes: I think I’m too squeamish to be a werewolf or a vampire, too much blood. So I’d probably go witch.

Q. If you could cast a spell, what would it be?

A. Jasbinder Bilan: I would cast a spell to make people tell the truth.

Q.  Which story in Read, Scream, Repeat terrified you the most?

A. Dan Smith: It’s impossible to choose. Every single one is terrifying!

A. Kirsty Applebaum: I found Phil Hickes' The Attic Room particularly chilling. When I imagine myself as the main character at the end of the story I get shivers down my spine.

Scary stories are THE best part of Halloween. You can find more spooky reads here and Jennifer Killick is our Guest Editor for October - find out how she celebrates Halloween and more about her brilliantly comedy-horror series, Dread Wood.