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The Mochimochis from Mochimochi Land took over Crown Publishing. They infiltrated the Random House building, stormed the 6th floor and captured Crown’s publisher. The battle was documented by both sides on Twitter using the hashtag #MochimochisAttack. Follow the entire Mochimochi-Crown publishing battle! It’s terrifying, it’s adorable, it’s really happening! Not sure what mochimochi are? A mochimochi can be anything, from fearsome baby gators to pigs with beehive hairdos, from the toe-nibbling monster slippers to an assortment of itty-bitty hamsters, micro mountains, and human beans complete with comb-overs! Super-Scary Mochimochi here, and they’re taking over, just in time for Halloween.

To celebrate Halloween, we asked some of our favorite authors to tell us what terrifies them. Here’s what Taylor Stevens – author of The Informationist and The Innocent – told us. (Like her thrillers, Taylor’s list is sharp and smart.) What terrifies you, RIFers? Leave a comment!

To celebrate Halloween, we asked some of our favorite authors to tell us what terrifies them. Here’s what Shani Boianjiu – author of The People of Forever Are Not Afraid – told us. (Like her novel, Shani’s list is funny and panic-inducing at the same time.) What terrifies you, RIFers? Leave a comment!

To celebrate Halloween, we asked some of our favorite authors to tell us what terrifies them. Here’s what Brian McGrory – author of the memoir Buddy – told us. (We’re surprised that Buddy didn’t make the list!) What terrifies you, RIFers? Leave a comment!

Over-the-top great news for RIFer favorite Taylor Stevens! As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, James Cameron, “known for his tough female protagonists in movies ranging from Aliens to Terminator 2 to Dark Angel, has taken a shine to The Informationist, a novel by Taylor Stevens, whose main character has been compared to Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment banner have picked up movie rights to the book, with the intent of developing an adaptation as a directing vehicle for Cameron at 20th Century Fox.” Get the whole story at The Hollywood Reporter.

We introduced you to Chris Pavone, author of The Expats, and RIFers loved his thriller. Here’s what he has to say about The Andalucian Friend, the smash debut by Alexander Söderberg: “The international cast is packed with compelling bad guys, the plot is intricate and urgent, and the dialogue is tense and true and sometimes even funny. A joy-ride of a read.” Read It Forward is excited to introduce you to Alexander Söderberg, sure to be one of your new favorite thriller writers. The Andalucian Friend is the first of three novels in a series, and we’re giving away copies long before it hits the shelves in March 2013. We can’t wait to hear what you think!