Welcome to the Halloween Book Trail blog hop! You’re here possibly because you’re following the Cemetery Trail edition of this game (or because you’re one of the maybe two people who always visits this blog.) which means you get to read me rambling on about Halloween and things but then you get to win prizes afterward!

This is the first ever Halloween Book Trail, featuring your favorite YA & MG authors! This trail is based on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes presented by the Apocalypsies. In THIS trail, you’ll find all kinds of posts, and discover new authors and their word.

How do you play? Every post contains information that will lead to killer prizes! Books, swag, skype sessions, locks of hair (jk jk)! At the end of each blog you’ll find a link that will take you to the next stop in the trail. By the end, you’ll find a quiz. Now you’ll be happy you read all the posts! Submit your entry to the quiz for a change to win a grand prize! Accuracy matters here, so take your time, or go back and refresh your memory! One quiz entry per trail.

Here’s my Q&A!

If your MC went trick or treating, what would they dress up as and why?

The bad news is that my MC, Okiku, isn’t into dressing up for holidays that she knows nothing about, so she’d refuse to dress up. The good news is, she’s already the poster child for undead ghouls with her black stringy hair, rotting grey skin, and unblinking stare, so coming in costume is pointless when creepy undead girl costumes are already based off of you to begin with. In Okiku’s life, everyday is a lot like Halloween, except with less candy and more corpses.

What scares the pants out of you?

I. Hate. Roaches. I was accidentally trapped in a storeroom full of them as a kid once, and it’s given me trauma for life. Spiders are fine. Grasshoppers, beetles, centipedes – all good. I’ve spent nights in old buildings, allegedly haunted schools, and mirrored rooms, and I can cope with all that. Scare me with a roach though, and I assure you I will use anything and anyone I can get my hands on as a baseball bat to beat it the hell away. I would probably prefer to face ghosts than a flying roach, that’s how bad it’s gotten.

Do you legit believe in ghosts and things that bump in the night? (We won’t think you’re cray)

It’s odd, because I’ve loved ghost stories ever since I was a kid, and I enjoy writing ghost stories – but I don’t believe in ghosts. I think I’m a little too practical to think that every unexplained happening can be alluded to ghosts or the paranormal. That’s not to say I’m not going to be convinced if someone can produce irrefutable evidence in support of the supernatural. I love poking through ghost photos and watching ghost hunting shows in the hopes of seeing proof. (I’ve gone on a couple of ghost hunts myself.) So far though, nothing’s convinced me otherwise, and so I remain a curious skeptic.

If the zombie apocalypse happened (and it will), what would be your weapon of choice?

I am very partial to large tanks. I am very good at bumper cars, so I feel this would give me a good advantage. For melee combat though, don’t ever underestimate a really long shovel!

What is your most embarrassing Halloween costume malfunction?

This actually isn’t a costume malfunction, because it was technically a part of the costume. But I am a former cosplayer (for the curious, this is a person who goes to conventions dressed up as fandom characters) and have been doing it way before Comic Con made it look nerdycool. I was part of a Super Robot Wars group cosplay – which means a lot of Voltron, Daimos, Getta Robot, Mazinger Z mecha robot costumes. (think of it as what a Transformer bot might look like if they were Japanese, except more awesome.) I cosplayed the only female robot in the group, called Aphrodite Ace. Sounds all cool and women’s lib, right?

Wrong. Remember that Aphrodite Ace was created by Japanese dudes who played with toy robots for a living, and so her main weapons included boob missiles.

Let me repeat. Boob missiles.

And because we’re the kind of cosplayers who want to follow the original robot armor as accurately as possible, I wound up wearing a costume that had detachable boob missiles.

We had a stage show and everything where all the other robots fell to the evil kaiju monster and it was Aphrodite Ace’s boob missiles that wound up saving the world. There’s even a Youtube of it here.

It was embarrassing, but I loved it because I was doing something I enjoyed with crazy, weird friends who loved the same weird things I did. Plus, we bagged second place in the group cosplay category.

Please share a photo of your favorite Halloween costume you’ve worn.

Also see the most embarassing Halloween costume malfunction question for the context of the photo.

groupThat’s me in pink (and also in the lower left corner with missiles in fact) not regretting any of this at all.

Go to the next author, E.C. Meyers, to continue on the next path!

Plus, it’s Rafflecopter time!

Because everyone enjoyed my previous Rafflecopter, I’m giving away the same prizes again this time around for those of you who didn’t win, for another shot! Here are the prizes again:


104Signed bookmarks!
Signed bookplates!
And a handmade ghost keychain with signed tags!

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