McDONOUGH – Local author and native Dustin Warburton, along with collaborator and fellow McDonough native Nathan Gorman, will be on hand at the McDonough Library Wednesday night to sign copies of Warburton’s latest children’s book, “The Little Monster’s Guide on How to Scare Children.” The book signing will take place at 6 p.m. at the library, located on County Road 7 in McDonough.
Warburton, a 1999 Oxford Academy graduate now living in Vermont, is the author of previous horror successes “Taste,” “Strange Things,” and “Mortician’s Food.” He’s also an acclaimed children’s author, following up “My Brother Eats Spiders” with this children’s book.
“It’s a parody manual for monsters on how to scare little kids more effectively,” Warburton said of his latest work.
Warburton’s strong ties to the McDonough area have him aching to have his latest project – a horror movie screenplay – actually filmed in the Chenango town. “It’s about an old asylum where the inmates take over ... and a lot of McDonough inspired the setting,” he said. With one big screen writing credit to his name, “Spiders 3D,” Warburton hopes he’ll have the Hollywood clout to get the film made here. “I want to do a film in the area and it’s going to happen eventually,” he said. “Hopefully it’s this one.”
In addition to working on screenplays and children’s books, Warburton, along with Gorman, recently took time out of his schedule to speak at area schools, inspiring would-be writers and illustrators across several grade levels. “The kids get so much out of it ... it’s fun to reach out to them and hopefully inspire them,” he said.