It’s October 31st, so what else would the blog hop be about than Halloween? This week, Jenna Da Sie asks:
Do you dress up for Halloween, and if so, what are you planning this year? What did (or will) you do to celebrate? Or, tell us a favourite Halloween story from years gone by.
If you joined me from A.S. Fenichel, welcome!
I’ve always enjoyed Halloween, although I'm not into haunted houses or scary movies at all. When I was growing up, I always envied those kids I saw on TV and in the movies trick or treating as princesses and witches without having to figure out how to make the costume fit over a snowsuit. Here in Northern British Columbia, we often had a foot of snow and minus degree temperatures at the end of October, necessitating costumes that could accommodate layers of clothing, mittens and toques. I went as a die one year (a cardboard box covered in white paper with large black dots). It was perfect for wearing a snowsuit underneath!
Whether it’s global warming or just the cycle we’re in, my children only had to combat snow a couple of times on Halloween. My oldest daughter still loves dressing up, even though she's on the other side of the door now. And while I seem to remember quite a few Halloweens that involved tears while we got everyone ready, they must have been mine, as the photos I flipped through looking for one to share show happy, smiling children!
What about you? Are you a freak about Halloween? Or can you take it or leave?
Leave me a note in the comments if you like, then be sure to hop on over to Jenna da Sie’s blog. She’s got a little guy just the perfect age for Halloween and I sure has some great stories to share!
I have some news I'd like to share!
My very first published romance, Mountain Fire, has been re-released with a new cover and updated story. I debated a long time on whether I would rewrite it. But I’ve learned a lot in the last five years and it was easy to see where improvements could be made. Nothing dramatic. Tweaking the plot here. Digging deeper into characterization there. Tightening up a slow scene. Those sorts of things. For better or worse, I decided to go ahead with the rewrite. In its substance, it is the same, just some details of the presentation are different.
It is now available for only 99 cents! All the buy links are here if you want to check it out. I hope you do.