Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween for Adults

It's a day before Halloween and my final post over at The Long and the Short of it. And of course, it's about Halloween. How can it not be with that fantastic event just hours away. Check it out my last essay over at The Long and the Short of It - last chance to maybe win an advance copy of Ring of Desire and a signed copy of From the Dust! Just part of my yard decor.

Halloween tops Christmas for me but if you've been reading my blog, you know that. I love adding to the ambiance of a night filled with ghouls. The kids have come to expect that there won't be a normally dressed adult standing at my door but it might be a corpse or half-rotted creature of the night or... But what the kids seem to like best are the things that move and shriek and light up in the dark decorating the shadows in a rather macabre and definitely interesting way. One of my fave decorations - my rabid rat hardly gets any attention at all. Sigh.

I've considered handing out candy dressed as a regular adult - what a novel concept! But somehow that idea just seems wrong.

What do you love about Halloween?



Margaret said...

I'm so happy to have discovered your site. I wish you every success with your book.
How exciting.
My agent is still sending the msc to editors but we remain optimistic.
I'm in Vieux-Montreal this week and looking forward to spending Halloween here in this beautiful city.

Ryshia Kennie said...

Margaret - good luck! Success comes in its own time but it will come.

Halloween in Vieux-Montreal maybe you'll stop by for an update?! I'm sure it will be an interesting tale.