Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Hop and Giveaways

First the Giveaways

Northern Colorado Writers director Kerrie Flanagan is giving away one copy of the 2012 Guide to Literary Agents at The Writing Bug blog. The deadline to enter is Saturday, October 29th, at noon Mountain Time.

Sarah Johnson is giving away a copy of Michelle Black's mystery, Seance in Sepia, at Reading the Past blog. The deadline is Friday, November 4th. Read Sarah's review of this novel here.

Halloween Hop

Suspense Author Jeremy Bates is hosting a Halloween Hop this weekend. This is one more chance to make a few new blogger friends. As of yesterday afternoon, 89 bloggers had signed up for the hop.

In addition to posting the hop's badge and adding my name to the list, I'm supposed to visit as many of the participating blogs as possible this weekend, mention my favorite monster movie or book, and tell what my Halloween costume will be.

My favorite monster movie is really old. I loved Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) because I was 12 years old and that movie scared the heck out of me. The only movie that has scared me more was Deliverance which I didn't watch all the way through until last year.

And my Halloween costume? I'll be dressed up as "me sipping a glass of wine while nibbling on dark chocolate."


Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I love your Hallowe'en costume! What a perfect choice :-). The Hallowe'en Hop looks like such a fun way to meet new bloggers... Thanks for the "heads up" about those giveaways, too.

Chrissy Peebles said...

Hello! (((((hugs)))))

It’s so awesome to visit your lovely blog today on this Halloween blog hop. I think this is an awesome opportunity to meet other authors! I’m joining your blog and I hope you’ll join mine, too, so we can learn more about one another.
My favorite monster movie is Night of the Living Dead and I’m dressing up as a mime. Mime is one of the most ancient forms of theatre, appearing around the time of the Greek tragedies. I hope to perfect the art and technique of portraying a mood, idea, or narration by gestures and bodily movements. The only problem is…that I have a big mouth! LOL. It’s so nice to meet you!


P.S. I’d love to connect with you online!
My blog link is Facebook link is:!/chrissy.peebles1
My twitter link is:!/ChrissyPeebles1

Sangu said...

Haha love your choice of costume! Sounds like my kind of thing!

Free Book Reviews said...

Halloween Hop

I want to thank Jeremy Bates for the chance to participate in this blog hop.

My Favorite monster movie - Hellraiser
My Costume - Dragon (well the wings of a dragon and the rest is my sexy self)
And I am now following this Blog (yay)

I have read quite a few of the posts on this blog and I do believe I shall
be reading more as I have found them interesting to say the least. I hope that my participation brings this blog more visitors and that those turn into more readers for this blog's future. Thanks for being a participant and for those visiting this blog for the first time. Please comment, that is what we bloggers live for. :)

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like a wise costume choice to me.

lynnhubbard said...

Halloween Hop!
Hi! The scariest book I've ever read was "IT". It reached deep into my subconsciousness and scared the heck out of me! For Halloween I'll be dragging out my Elmo snuggy for my couch potato costume.


Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi everyone, instead of responding to comments here, I'm popping over to your blogs to leave a comment of my own (and to return any follows). Thanks for stopping by.

Shelley Workinger said...

Happy Halloween Hop, Sangu - good to *meet* you ;) I had to the 12-year-old cover my eyes and sing-la-la-la over certain parts of Deliverance, too - at age 25. Then I had to read the book because I needed to know how well the film stuck to the story and was far less disturbed. I think the visual took it to a scarier level...or it's possible I skimmed parts in my reading ;)

Pat Tillett said...

Now that sounds like a great costume. I might upgrade to the gulping version though...

Dean K Miller said...

I took a girl on a "first-date" to see Carrie...that creeped me out pretty good back then, but the one that shivered my core is an old film, black and white. I don't remember the title. I was home alone, late night, maybe 14 years old. There is a creepy caretaker monster/guy escorting a headless body around. They find the head, still functioning in a hat box on a shelf in a closet...just like my grandma kept her hats. I quite watching after that. I can still see the actors and the scene.

I think for a costume I'll dress up as a bar of dark chocolate and let Pat nibble my ears!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Shelley, Deliverance is definitely a high tension film, and the jarring energy in the banjo music helps put us on edge.

Pat, gulping would work.

Dean, that's a ROFL costume. Love it.

TTORIA said...

Dropping by for the Halloween hop :-)

My favourite scary movie or book...erm well i'm not really a fan of anything scary as well to be honest lol! A total wimp!
This year i won't be dressing up until next month when i go and visit my sister in Scotland. Not a clue what i'm going to wear

New follower here :-)


J.C. Martin said...

Thanks for hopping by my blog! Your Halloween costume sounds great, especially the props! :)

Halloween Hopper

Read my Halloween Hop post HERE

Tara Tyler said...

i like the classic choices! great costume too =)

Penelope Crowe said...

Hello hoppers!!

So glad to visit your blog! This year I will be a swachbuckling pirate and my favorite book is either Let the Right One In or The Witching Hour. I am visiting this blog from the Coffin Hop! I am #63 over there, and my blog is Hop over--you can win a NOOK! Happy Halloween! :)

Penelope Crowe
P.S. I'm gonna dress up like you too!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Welcome Ttoria -- Dressing up in Scotland offers all kinds of opportunities. Sounds like fun.

J.C., Tara, and Penelope -- with any luck we'll have few Trick or Treaters, which means the mini-M&Ms packets will be part of the wine plus chocolate fun.

Thanks to all the Halloween hoppers who are stopping by this weekend. I'll be visiting more of you this afternoon (while watching the Broncos game to see how Tebow deals with Suh).

Jeremy Bates said...

hey patricia!
wow, creature from the black lagoon!

this isnt my favorite, but if i go for an old one i saw as a kid and scared the bejeezes out of me, it would be Grizzle... about a grizzly bear that went on a killing spree!
hope to see u around soon!
thanks for participating in the HOP!

heidi ruby miller said...

Hi Patricia!

I'm still catching up from this weekend's blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

:) Heidi