My aunt throws an awesome Halloween party every year, and this year the Rish clan decided to coordinate our costumes. My mom found the t-shirts, and my brother got one of those makeup kits that creates rotting skin and oozing wounds. We all met up at my sister’s house and had a blast zombie-fying ourselves.
I’m guessing since I mostly write thriller/suspense/horror, it’s no surprise my favorite holiday is Halloween. I love dressing up in costumes – my ‘usual’ is a fairy gothmother. Unfortunately, with all the craziness of filming the movie this month, I didn’t have much time or energy to get into the Halloween spirit this year. Although I think filming a hoodoo ghost story . . . in a cemetery . . . at night . . . the week before Halloween . . . has to earn me some bonus ‘spirit’ points, even if I didn’t actually have a chance to dress up this year, right? But to maintain the spooky spirit, I’ve included a picture of me and my reluctant witch-y sidekick from last year.
October 31st also means it’s the last day of Rachael Harrie’s Writer’s Platform-Building Campaign. What an amazing event Rach has put together!! I'm new to blogging, but because of her campaign, I’ve met so many wonderful people and discovered so many fantastic blogs. Heaps of extra special thanks to Rach for coming up with such a great idea and having the energy and enthusiasm to keep it going. I’m sad to see it come to a close, and I'm bummed I wasn’t able to fully participate during October, but I’m eagerly anticipating the next one.
One of the awesome people I’ve met during the Campaign is Jessica Therrien. A few weeks ago she passed several blog awards to me: the Liebster, the One to Follow, and the One Lovely Blog. I’ve been such a slacker, I never publically thanked her, so here I am doing it embarrassingly late - thank you, Jessica! She’s a generous blogger, a great writer, and her YA paranormal OPPRESSION is coming out in February - I can’t wait to read it!
I hope everyone has had a productive October, and that you have a magical Halloween!
What is your costume for this year’s Halloween? How are you coping with the end of the Writer’s Campaign? Are you like me in using candy to fill the void?
Babblings of a Boob Tube Junkie
I’m a writer and filmmaker exploring the magic of stories. I’ve always loved to read and watch television and movies, and now I'm creating my own stories via YA novels, short stories, screenplays, and even short films. I’m also an animal lover with a menagerie of pets; and, yes, I’m one of those people who puts party hats on their dogs and makes them “cakes” for their birthdays.
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My Short Films
If a cat predicted your death, how would it change your life?
A greedy party girl is so determined to get what she wants that she employs the dangerous magic of a Gullah root doctor.
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