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Thanks to everyone who posted encouraging words for Jeffrey's book on Wednesday. Know he appreciates it so much, as did I. Love to see authors supporting authors.
Bury the Hatchet Blogfest Update
Today, the 'Bury the Hatchet' blogfest and giveaway officially end. I'll be drawing names from the electronic hat soon, and posting the winners next week. Good luck and THANK YOU to everyone who entered. You've helped to give Blood Fugue (and this author) a good start out in the world, and I'm so very grateful.
New Adult Lit Twitter Chat Update
I haven't done one of these in a bit, so mostly wanted to let everyone know that the chat is still going and growing. I host each week, and the wonderful folks over at NA Alley Blog moderate. Each week we have a topic relevant to New Adult lit with open discussion.
I say open, because everyone is welcome--even if you don't know a thing about New Adult. It's basically just authors and readers chatting about 'book stuff'. There's a NA Lit Chat blog HERE where you'll find a calendar with upcoming chat topics, as well as transcripts from each chat. (All the best tweets from the chat compiled for your reading leisure.)
It goes down every Thursday night, 9 PM EST US, so if you're around and curious jump into the conversation (use #NALitChat in your tweets). We're a very friendly group. :-D
Favorite Halloween Reads
Love Halloween. For the spooky, for the terrifying, for the fun, for the candy--well, for everything! Halloween is the zenith of my favorite season (Autumn), and it means I have less than one month to wait until my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving).
We even have Halloween movie traditions in my house: We watch Monster House, The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and one or two of the classic MGM monster movies. (Wolfman and Frankenstein ftw!)
So naturally, I was very excited to share my top 5 Halloween Reads over at the A Knife And A Quill website. I definitely like to 'set the mood' for Halloween with movies and stories, and the 5 I chose run the gamut from very scary to charming.
Here's the first on my list:
1) Cycle of the Werewolf – Stephen King: First horror story I ever read. (Think I was 14…) Lost a lot of sleep over that one, and thinking about it still takes me back to the nervous feeling I’d get around Halloween as a kid.
You can check out the rest of my list over at AKAQ, and if you're a fan of horror, paranormal, and/or speculative fiction, I think you'll enjoy their site.
So what's your favorite Halloween read or movie? Do you go for trick or treat? (You can probably tell by the movies I listed above that my wife doesn't go for REALLY freaky stuff--so I watch those when she goes to sleep. :-)
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and I'll see you on the other side.