Tonight at Powell's, each of the three authors will share "a dark Christmas story of their choosing." You can read Courtney's review of Barry Gifford's first YA book, Sad Stories of the Death of Kings, by clicking here. You can find recent reviews of Willy Vlautin's work by searching the site for "Alison+Ezra+creepy+obsession"; he'll be performing tracks from his spoken word CD A Jockey's Christmas. I know nothing about Jim Nisbet, but he's in good company, so now I feel like I should; he's got a novella called A Moment of Doubt, in which "the protagonist flirts with hacking and gains access to the inner workings of the publishing industry's digital realm. Soon he finds himself facing dangers from unexpected places."

All the dour holiday fun goes down tonight at 7:30 pm at the Burnside Powell's.