Prehistoric Teeth in Warrant for Damnation

Welcome to day 5 of the October Frights Blog Hop. I’ve got an action packed excerpt from chapter 2 of Warrant for Damnation, book 2 in The Courier series. This book releases mid to late November. I hope you enjoy the read. Anyone who leaves a comment today gets a free copy of Warrant for Damnation in either paper or eBook. If you’d like to read book 1, It’s the last day to get Call … Read more

Heart Stopping Terror Around Every Corner

When we think about terror, the most horrific things come to mind like terrorists, natural disasters and plane crashes. But there are a number of things that happen in our everyday lives that set our hearts a pounding out of control. Typically, these are little things that come back to haunt us every time we encounter them, and it’s almost embarrassing to admit that we fear these things. Let’s start the October Frights Blog Hop … Read more

‘Tis the Season for Frightful Fun

Fall is my favorite time of year, and October is probably my favorite month because it’s so unpredictable in Colorado. The volatile weather can vary as much as 50 degrees in a single day, with snow in the morning and warm sunshine in the afternoon. And how can you not love natures changing colors just before a harsh period of sleep and death. Then there’s Halloween, my favorite holiday. For us horror writers, it’s also … Read more

Book Review: Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats

Today’s Halloween book review is more of a magazine review. It’s Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats by Better Homes and Gardens. Here’s what it’s about: From spooky to whimsical and everything in between, this publication offers readers a wide variety of projects with a strong family focus that appeals to a broad range of consumers. With the “Better Homes and Gardens”(r) brand, readers can trust that the ideas and projects found inside will help … Read more

Book Review: Halloween by Molly Aloian

Today’s Halloween book review is Halloween by Molly Aloian. Here’s what it’s about: Theres more to this spooky festivity than carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating. Halloween explores the history behind this yearly custom, including its roots in ancient Celtic tradition, as well as the costumed and candied evening it is today. This is another book about the holiday, a possible resource if you’re writing a paper for school about Halloween. It’s decent and easy to read. … Read more

Book Review: The Big Halloween Scare by Steven Banks

Today’s Halloween book review is The Big Halloween Scare by Steven Banks. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Halloween, and SpongeBob is determined to scare everyone this year. All he has to do is dress up like the Flying Dutchman. But SpongeBob doesn’t realize just how scary he can look. Join the gang from Bikini Bottom in this spooky Haloween tale! I liked that this is a written version of a SpongeBob episode. Kids really love … Read more

Book Review: Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox

Today’s Halloween book review is Pick a pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox. Here’s what it’s about: Silly Mrs. Millie is at it again. In the fall, she takes her kindergartners on a class trip to pick pumpkins for their harvest party. The class has fun guessing the meanings of their favorite teacher’s nonsense words. They go on a dragon (wagon) ride, pet the boats (goats), and drink apple spider(cider). Coupled with hilarious artwork in … Read more

Book Review: Halloweena by Miriam Glassman

Today’s Halloween book review is Halloweena by Miriam Glassman. Here’s what it’s about: When crotchety old witch Hepzibah is given a human child to take care of, she’s horrified (“not a wart on her,” poor thing). And when, after years of careful training in witchery, the child, Halloweena, asks for human playmates, Hepzibah is aghast. Nevertheless, she wants to see Halloweena happy, and as she tries to find friends for her daughter, Halloweena proves she … Read more

Zombie Spiders

Here’s another entry for this year’s Halloween Kids Create. And I’m excited to say this entry was made at my house. I like to invite my friends kids over to do crafts with me around the holidays. This year’s Halloween zombie spiders theme was an accident. While I try to plan specific crafts, there was no time for it this year. So when I took out my craft supplies, I decided to use inventory I’ve … Read more

Book Review: Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa

Today’s Halloween book review is Shake Dem Halloween Bones by W. Nikola-Lisa. Here’s what it’s about: It’s Halloween night. The city is quiet. The city is still. But as the lights go down, the music comes up – and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball! And oh, what a party it is. Told in hip-hop rhyming text, L’il Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Tom Thumb, and all of their fairy-tale friends come … Read more

Book Review: Black and Bittern was Night by Robert Heidbreder

Today’s Halloween themed book is Black and Bittern was Night by Robert Heidbreder. Here’s what it’s about: Halloween has arrived, but so have spooky skul-a-mug-mugs who frighten the grown-ups into calling off trick-or-treating. It’s up to the kids to take back the night! Told in nonsense verse, this scare-fest will have you yak-yawling with fun! I liked the comic like illustrations by John Martz but wasn’t impressed with the way the poem was written for … Read more

Book Review: The Unsolved Mystery of Ghosts by Michael Martin

Today’s book review is The Unsolved Mystery of Ghosts by Michael Martin. Here’s what it’s about: Presents the study of ghosts, including current theories and famous encounters. This is not a Halloween themed book, but ghosts are appropriate for the holiday. You’ll even learn a thing or two. I liked the format of the book. It includes some of the most well-known, real-life, ghost stories, along with other educational information like definitions, historical facts and … Read more

Book Review: Five Little Pumpkins

Today’s Halloween book review is Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino. Here’s what it’s about: Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.”Get ready for some wicked fun as these five pumpkins run and roll! Toddlers will want to chant along with this popular rhyme again and again. Dan Yaccarino’s vibrant and bold illustrations bring these pumpkins to life with personality and style. Toddlers are sure to laugh … Read more

Book Review: Paper Crafts for Halloween by Randel Mcgee

Today’s Halloween book review is Paper Crafts for Halloween by Randel Mcgee Do you want to make your own haunted house? Haunted houses are a fun and scary part of Halloween. Follow storyteller Randel McGee as he explores Halloween in PAPER CRAFTS FOR HALLOWEEN. Learn to make a flying bat, sitting black cat, goofy goggles, and even a haunted house! There are all easy patterns to make and the directions are pretty easy to follow. … Read more

Book Review: Wild Witches Ball by Jack Prelutsky

Today’s Halloween Book review is Wild Witches Ball by Jack Prelutsky. Here’s what it’s about: A tall witch, a round witch, a silly witch, too. Some are spooky, some are cute, and one wears go-go boots They have gathered for their ball. Why not try to count them all? This is a playful poem that counts backward from ten. The illustrations are equally playful and fun. This is a really quick read I think kids … Read more

Extreme Halloween by Tom Nardone

Today’s Halloween book is Extreme Halloween: The ultimate Guide to Making Halloween Scary Again by Tom Nardone. Here’s what it’s about: From baking hemorrhaging desserts to burying family and friends alive, the outrageous projects in this guide will inspire readers to transform the house, the yard, the kids, and the wardrobe for the scariest Halloween ever. Some of the spooky ideas include: Alligator in the Leaf Pile, Toilet Bowl of Candy, Fog Your Yard, Buried … Read more

Book Review: Curious George Goes to a Costume Party by Margret & H.A. Rey

Today’s Halloween book review is Gurious George Goes to a Costume Party by Margret & H.A. Rey. Here’s what it’s about: George and the man with the yellow hat arrive at a Halloween party—but they aren’t wearing costumes. No matter—there are plenty in an old trunk upstairs, and soon George is trying on all kinds of outfits. But when he wants to look in the mirror, George finds he has to jump on the bed. … Read more

Book Review: Halloween Mice!

Today’s Halloween Book Review is Halloween Mice! by Bethany Roberts. Here’s what it’s about: Simple, spirited verse and lively watercolors capture the excited anticipation and shivery delight of a favorite holiday. Four Halloween mice dress up in costumes for a midnight romp in the pumpkin patch. But they hadn’t counted on a Halloween cat! Children will applaud as the mice’s clever plan scares the cat away-and the littlest mouse gets the last laugh. Another book … Read more

Book Review: Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert

Today’s Halloween Book Review is Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert. Here’s what it’s about: The harvest garden is bursting with delicious vegetables, the pumpkins are decorated and lit, and the mice have their costumes ready. Everyone is looking forward to the annual Halloween-night feast. Scary Cat wasn’t invited to the party, but he seems to think he’s coming anyway. Time for a clever mouse-style surprise to outsmart that cat! This is one of my … Read more

Book Review: The Witch Casts a Spell by Suzanne Williams

Today’s Halloween book review is The Witch Casts a Spell by Suzanne Williams. Here’s what it’s about: With its delightfully hair-raising surprise ending, this Halloween frolic is set to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell” I had fun reading this story with the music of The Farmer in the Dell in my head. What I really liked about this book is the illustrations. Barbara Olsen did a spectacular job! Very creative! It’s a … Read more