Maybe its because I was born in October, but Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Scary stories and movies thrill me to no end, so it only makes sense that I would end up writing about vampires and demons and things that go bump whenever they feel like it! When I was young, Halloween was all about ghosts and goblins, and a good scare. Over the years it has transformed - schools don't want children wearing scary costumes, if they allow costumes at all. I always felt that there are many real, scary things in the world and Halloween was a way to immerse us gently and with fun, into a not so gentle world. It seems a shame this has changed. But for me - I will still dress up as the vampire queen and scare all the neighborhood darlings on Halloween night. And then I'll return to my laptop and maybe scare a few readers.
Whatever your traditions are for Halloween, have fun and stay safe! Happy October!