Mardi Gras and Magic By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway/Halloween Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Jen Pitts

It’s been 40 years since Althea Fontenot was last in New Orleans, when she was only six years old and her mother Fern moved them away to Seattle with vows never to return. Ironically, Fern is the very reason Althea is back in New Orleans, as after her mother’s death Althea is charged with returning Fern’s ashes to her birthplace in the French Quarter.

Halloween In Salem

by Carol J Perry

In real-time, it's October--Haunted Happenings time in the Witch City of Salem, Massachusetts--when revelers from everywhere congregate for Salem's special month-long holiday celebration. In book time, it's October too, in the latest entry in my Witch City Mystery series Now You See It --and there's a dead body beneath those colorful fall leaves!

Murder at the Pumpkin Pageant By Darci Hannah: Review/Giveaway/Recipe

by Cynthia Chow
& Darci Hannah

As much as Beacon Bakeshop owner Lindsey Bakewell appreciates the Halloween season and the town’s Halloween Bash celebrations, she’s at her limit with the pranks and trick-before-treats shenanigans. Waking up every day to find a different horror movie icon hanging outside of her lighthouse home has gotten old, especially since she already has the in-house ghost of Captain Willy Riggs haunting the tower. Not sharing Lindsey’s sentiment is her best friend Kennedy Kapoor, who is doing everything she can to promote the Beacon Harbor Halloween Bash’s Pumpkin Pageant.

Spectral Raven Theatre Company Presents Red Fiend

by Mallory Moad

Blame it on Uncle Joe. Local professor, playwright, and director of spooky spectacles, Maria Coon, credits this beloved family member with inspiring her love of horror literature and films. And just in time for Halloween, Maria will once again be sharing her favorite genre with a part audience-immersive, all scare-the-pants-off-you production, Red Fiend.

Sunflower Farm Stand: Your Central Valley Destination for Fun-Filled, Fall Activities

by Molly Eide Marquez

When it comes to enjoying the vibrant beauty and delightful activities of the fall season in California's Central Valley, Sunflower Farm Stand in Sanger, CA, is your go-to destination. This family-owned farm, now in its third generation of operation, has not only been a source of fresh produce but has also evolved into an autumn wonderland with an array of exciting attractions. In a recent interview with owner/operator Michael Strambi, he shared the farm's journey and highlighted the fun fall activities that await visitors this season.

Nine Lives and Alibis By Cate Conte: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Maddie James has always felt the pressure to live up to her family’s name, what with her father being the CEO of the only hospital on Daybreak Island and her mother a local business magnate and community leader. So Maddie knows that when her sister Sam recruits her and their other sister Val for the Daybreak Island Haunted Halloween Festival, the family’s all-in philosophy will keep Maddie busy juggling tasks to ensure success.