1. The weather turns cool in the South. After long months of sweltering summer days, the first fall breeze blows into my hometown leaving the air clean and crisp. The outdoors once again beckon and I can enjoy long walks with my family.
2. Halloween. What better holiday for a writer than one where a person can be anyone or anything she chooses? As a child, I dreamed of being Wonder Woman. I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world and who wouldn't want bullet-repelling bracelets and a magic lasso?
3. Costumes. I still think superheroes are sexy. But my fantasies also include historical periods such as the Regency period in England, the Victorian age, the Roaring 20s and the Medieval Ages. Really any costume that makes a woman bask in her feminine power.
4. Scary Stories. I love, love, love being scared. And the media industry capitalizes on the month of October by lining up all things scary. Whether it's an article in the local paper about why Galveston Island is one of the most haunted places in America, a book entitled Married with Zombies or a scary movie of the non-gory kind...it's a good month to be entertained.
5. Oktoberfest. Who doesn't love a good festival...especially one involving great beer and delicious sausage? I got to attend the festival in Fredericksburg, TX this year. The weather was gorgeous and the Texas Hill Country reminds me of the hills in Austria. I hope to one day attend the original Oktoberfest in Munich.
6. Renaissance Festival. Again...who doesn't love a good festival? And this one gives me a good excuse to dress up as a tavern wench.
My list could go on and on, but I'll turn the floor over to readers to share their lists.