I love this time of year: the cooler weather, the colorful autumn leaves, pumpkins, even watching scary movies. It's also the time of year that I find myself in the mood for a good ghost story. Or any supernatural, spooky, or suspenseful book really. So, when I was at the library yesterday, here's what I checked out to read this month:
The Gates by John Connolly
Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang
Death and the Conjuror by Tom Mead
The Listening House by Mabel Seeley
Dark August by Katie Tallo
The Haunted Air by Paul F. Wilson
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory
Curse the Day by Annabel Chase
I recently watched this fabulous movie about Marcel Marceau and the French Resistance during WWII:
It's such a moving story! I didn't even know Marcel Marceau was Jewish. Or that he played a role in saving so many Jewish children. I highly recommend this movie!
My sister and I started writing a ghost story last month on Kindle Vella and so far we've published the first four episodes. Are any of you familiar with Kindle Vella? It's a site with serialized stories in every possible genre, and it's a lot of fun. The first three episodes of every Kindle Vella story are free to read. After that you have to buy tokens, but Kindle Vella gives first time users 200 free tokens, and if you want to buy 200 more tokens, it only costs about $1.99. (One token equals about 100 words, so most episodes would be between 10-20 tokens to read.) Anyway...if you want to check out our ghost story, here's the link: Ghosts of Grayhaven. We'll be posting a new episode every week through the end of the year. Plus, there's a dog! Be sure to give us a thumbs up if you like it. 👍
And here's one of my favorite John Atkinson cartoons...a very fitting one for this time of year:
Enjoy...and Happy Reading!