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It happens each winter, and has for over 35 years. Every time the snow starts to fall late in the evening before a school day, the dreams begin again for Billy Stone. They are always the same – there’s a dark tunnel, and there’s blood, lots of blood, and someone is screaming.

Black Rapids Audio, and award-winning actor Allwyn Baskin, bring a chilling excitement to Dan Maurer’s horror novella, Snow Day. Baskin, in an engaging and nuanced performance, recounts Billy Stone’s childhood tale set in 1975. On that day, Billy and his friends played carefree in the snow, until an adventure gone awry left him far from home, staring death in the face, and running from a killer bent on keeping a horrible secret.

Set in a time before Amber Alerts, when horror stories were told around camp fires instead of on the nightly news, Snow Day is a blend of nostalgia and nightmare that makes us question if the good old days were really as good as we remember.

From a new voice in dark fiction comes a thriller about an idyllic childhood turned horrifying, a cautionary tale about how losing sight of the difference between feeling safe and being safe can lead to deadly consequences.

(Length: 3 hours)

SNOW DAY is available from Amazon, Audible and iTunes.


Allwyn Baskin, an award-winning actor based in New Jersey, has appeared in a variety of musicals, comedies and dramas. He has performed voice-overs for commercials and public service announcements and brings a natural, engaging style to his work. In addition to his great love for the spoken word, he is also an interpreter of American Sign Language and received his theatrical interpreting training from the Julliard School. Snow Day is his third collaboration with author Dan Maurer.


Dan Maurer is an author, publisher, theater producer, director, and digital marketer. He lives with his wife and their daughter in Robbinsville, New Jersey.