All month I've delved on this blog into witches, ghosts, and the history of trick or treating.
You can get an insider's look at one coven's celebration of Samhain (SOW-in) at http://www.ariellamoon.com/.
And now the big day is finally here!
As a shaman, Samhain/Halloween is important because the veil between worlds thins at this time of the year. Strangers stop me on the street and tell me about loved ones who have passed. Then they say, "I don't know why I am telling you this." Usually, it is because someone on the other side is trying to come through with a message. Some people dole out candy on Halloween.
I give out messages from the deceased.
As an author, Halloween stands out for me because the holiday provides the ticking clock in
Spell Check, Book 1, the Teen Wytche Saga.
Spell Struck, Book 2, in the Teen Wytche Saga, begins on Halloween night.
This Samhain/Halloween I am preparing for the launch of my third book, Spell For Sophia.
You'll get a first look at the cover on November 4.
On November 11, Spell For Sophia will be available from Astraea Press on all major online retailers.
I can't wait!
Meanwhile, I wish you all a safe holiday.
Keep your black cats inside away from the coyotes and crazies.
And spend a few minutes tonight listening for messages from the Beloved Dead.