Halloween Pics

Just a few, but fun stuff. I really had a great time with the pumpkins, and I thank FGB for twisting my arm and buying me some at the last minute. (Speaking of arms, carving two-and-a-half pumpkins is QUITE the triceps workout. Ow!) Also, I forget how gorgeous the fall is further north. I’m so glad I came back…

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CLOCKWORK PUMPKIN MEN

Just in case you’ve somehow magically missed it being posted by Kevin Lucia, Rio Youers, Kelli Owen, Bob Ford, or anyone else connected with this pretty amazing special Halloween issue, here it is in all its glory — the cover for Shroud issue #10. As always, hats off to the fabulous and infamous Steven C. Gilberts. Because seriously….CLOCKWORK PUMPKIN…

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Shroud Issue #10 ToC

Danny Evarts just posted the Shroud #10 Table of Contents — the special Halloween Issue guest edited by Kevin Lucia. The cover art (and sidebar) are by the always-fabulous Stephen Gilberts. Contributors include: Bob Ford, Kelli Owen, Maurice Broaddus, Rio Youers, Brian J. Hatcher, and MOI. Woooooohooooo! (I mean that in both the excited and spooky way.) As the…

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Spoiler Reviews

I love reviewers. Love them. Especially when they  1.) are nice to me and 2.) spell my name correctly. Like this review in particular, from the Pittsburgh Tribune (warning: spoilers!). “A raucous Halloween production,” they say — which I appreciate simply for the use of the word “raucous.” They praise my clever idea and Bob’s exuberant art, and list…

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Happy October!

It’s here! And it finally feels like fall outside! I am glad this month has finally arrived, even if it means losing the leaves on the gorgeous oak tree outside my bedroom window. To welcome in this spooktacular month (yeah, I went there), I thought I’d share with you this awesomely creepy tree I found planted right outside our…

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Princess Star

We’re back from the weekend and I’m tired and achy again, and the post office still isn’t delivering our mail and the Internet is down again (what is the matter with you, FIOS? You’re usually so awesome! This is madness!). But I don’t care, cause I got a starred review in Publishers Weekly. I’ll post a copy of it…

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A Princess for All Seasons

I worked as a book buyer for nine years. We typically bought books at least 6 months ahead of publication date. Titles that were specific to a holiday or theme (SAT prep, summer reading) we called “seasonal titles.” So for nine years, I effectively celebrated Christmas in June. In September or October I’d bulk up our inventory for the…

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