First off, since I will be working the Evil Day Job from 6 a.m. (yes, you read that correctly) until noon tomorrow (yes, on Saturday, working OUTSIDE in the chilly weather with the bronchial pneumonia that will not go away), this will be my last reminder that you have until midnight Saturday night my time (central, U.S.) to enter the pre-order/early order giveaway for PIRATESHIP DOWN. Click on the preorder giveaway tab at the top of the page for the links.
I’ve only had three people try to game me by ordering the book, getting their receipt, and then returning the book–yes, I can see when that happens–so for the rest of you, your orders are much appreciated! I footed the considerable bill to publish this book myself so if I can make back even half of my costs that will help me be able to put out another collection in the spring. More Jean Lafitte!
In the meantime, it’s time to give away more TBR books. Just share your favorite halloween tradition. Do you decorate? Take kids trick-or-treating? Dress up and go to a costume party?
Honestly, Halloween has never been a big deal for me, maybe because I don’t have kids. I trick or treated when I was a kid; it was a safer time and I lived in a very small town, so my little band of misfits wandered all over the place, knocking on doors. I used to keep candy for trick-or-treaters but got freaked out one year in New Orleans when the “trick or treaters” were way taller than me, not dressed up, and holding out pillow cases for their treats. Since then, I keep my lights off and don’t answer the door. My co-workers mostly dressed up yesterday and I’m sure some will be today, but I’m always on my magazine deadline frenzy this time of year and I just don’t have time to think about it.
How about you? Do you have Halloween traditions or are you, like me, Scroogie McScrooge? One commenter will get a randomly selected book or two from my TBR room. Yes, it now has a room.