Halloween, Gardening, & A Great Deal

It’s scary that Halloween is almost here and unlike other years I haven’t pulled out all my inside decorations yet. Seems like I get around to that later and later every year. BUT…I do have my exterior decorations up: orange lights mixed with multi-color spider lights strung along the railing of the deck in front of the house and big fuzzy spiders hanging from the siding, the mailbox, and the light next to my front door. It always makes me happy to see them at night, warming my spirits as the nights get chilly!

It was still warm enough today to get out to work in the garden. It was time to put away the chairs and table from my back deck, empty the planters, and looking ahead to the spring, I planted some more tulip and hyacinth bulbs as the dog followed along wondering why I can dig in the garden but he isn’t allowed to do that. As an experiment I brought in some of my water garden plants to see if I can nurse them through the winter. I now have a couple of water hyacinth in a bowl and a small papyrus in a pot in my kitchen window. I’m not sure how that will work with the holiday decorations, but thought I’d give it a try this year. (And of course…gardening is such good procrastination.)

Speaking of writing…or not , as the case may be, I’ve been working on two story ideas lately, bouncing from one to the other as the plot ideas pop up. Did I work on either today? No. My other excuse for procrastinating is that I have to finish the David Baldacci course over on Master Class before my year long membership is up and get it out of the way so I can buckle down for NANOWRIMO, which is right around the corner. This year I’ve already knocked out a detailed outline for both new novels (thanks to Baldacci, R.L. Stine, and Dan Brown’s guidance and inspiration in their courses) so I’m hoping to have a very productive November indeed.

Now, to the great deal. If you haven’t gotten my books Zombie Café or Zombie Blues yet (and the season is right for some zombie stories) perhaps your spidey sense was telling you to wait. I have lowered the paperback price on both. Over on Amazon, Zombie Café went from $12.99 to $9.99 and Zombie Blues from $9.99 to $7.99. Great gifts for stuffing your nightmare before Christmas stockings hung up by the coffins with care.

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