Happy Halloween 2017

October 31, 2017 by - 9 Comments

Happy spookiest day of the year, my dears! First, I need to announce the winner of the drawing from last Wednesday’s blog about Halloween costumes. I got such a kick out of your stories. Thank you for sharing them. You are a brave and generous bunch. Just know that the winner was chosen by a …Read More

Tuesday Photos: Pumpkins as Promised

October 3, 2017 by - 1 Comment

  Feeling grim about my lost decorating energy, I challenged myself (and you!) to do a little something for fall and Halloween. Here are my pumpkin, mum, and porch decorations. If you’re buying chrysanthemums, make sure they’re well watered. The two giant ones I bought were on the dry side and I spent 30 minutes …Read More

Where Did You Go, Halloween Spirit?

September 29, 2017 by - 9 Comments

Pumpkins, skeletons, and candy corn On Sunday it will be October first. When my kids were young, we loved to decorate for Halloween, and in the beginning I started early. It seemed perfectly normal to me to have a houseful of pumpkins and witches and black cats from the first week of October on. We …Read More

What If Any Day Could Be Halloween?

October 27, 2014 by - 1 Comment

  I have friends who worry about Halloween, and I take their concerns seriously. If one┬áhas a strong sense that there is evil in the world, one usually wants to stay as far away from it–and to keep one’s children as far away from it–as one can. But the Halloween I see when I look …Read More

Octoberguest! El Pollo Diablo

October 31, 2008 by - 11 Comments

Happy Halloween! I find myself a little stunned to realize that it’s Halloween already and we’ve come to the end of Octoberguest!. I’ve had so much fun this month and am very grateful to all of the wonderful writers who so generously contributed their work to the Handbasket. And I’d also like to thank everyone …Read More

Octoberguest! Mario Acevedo

October 2, 2008 by - 13 Comments

Scary. Wild. Funny. Definitely over-the-top in the best way! That’s the only way to describe Mario Acevedo’s work. Mario writes the Felix Gomez vampire-detective series for Eos HarperCollins: The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, X-Rated Blood Suckers, and his latest novel The Undead Kama Sutra. I knew he’d be perfect to get us ready for the …Read More

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2007 by - 5 Comments

P and I were saying this morning how much we looked forward to Halloween when we were kids. I loved the unbridled, wanton happiness of it, the unabashed drive to gather every scrap of chocolate I could, and the opportunity to be someone other than the child I was the other 364 days of the …Read More