This is the time of year I really enjoy. The leaves are changing color, the air is cool but not cold, the sun is usually out and the days are still a decent length. Also my two favorite holidays are coming up, Halloween and Christmas. I’m going to have to dig out the costumes I have for my pups (so spoiled!), pull out my wicked witch decorations and sharpen the knife for carving pumpkins. The one thing about the area I live in is that we NEVER see trick or treaters. For years nothing and then for the first time ever since I’ve lived here we actually got one. I think we actually jumped for joy because the curse of no kids on Halloween had been lifted! Perhaps we can get TWO trick or treaters this year. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!
So other than that I have been busy as usual. On the Argeneau front, I recently handed in Bricker’s story to my publisher and I’m currently working away at the first set of edits. I don’t have a publication date for it yet; however, I will have it posted once I do! And then I’ll be back in my writing cave to start the next historical.
As many of you know by now, I tend to work at night when on a deadline because I’m naturally a bit of a night owl and I like the peace and quiet the nighttime gives me. Which means I’m down in my writing cave working away until the wee hours of the morning. So I’m often the only witness to the bumps, howls and strange noises outside our home at night and it does wonders for my imagination! As for the howling… No, it’s not werewolves. Although Halloween is almost upon us, the closest thing I’ve ever seen to a werewolf would be my husband after he’s been out working in the yard all day. However we do have coyotes. I hear them most nights and seen the evidence in my yard after they’ve gone after wild turkeys. It’s no wonder the turkeys are getting closer to the cities… They’re trying to avoid being eaten! I have more to say on the subject but I think I’ll leave the rest for my monthly newsletter.
And I do want to give my readers a heads up that I’m running a contest to celebrate Halloween. Check out my Facebook page the week of Halloween to get the contest details but the jist of it is this… Dress up for Halloween, take a picture and post it on my Facebook page under the Halloween contest entry. We’ll pick the three best costumes and give them a treat!
Happy Halloween everyone and stay safe this fall!