Happy Halloween . . .
The clocks have gone back and it's time to carve your pumpkins, but October 31st is trick or treat for the fairies, too. Yes, it's the night of the Unseelie, when the courts change hands for the darker months ahead. So make sure you're wearing your socks inside out under your Halloween costume! As you can see, this is Pepper's favourite time of year, and she doesn't even have to dress up:
Speaking of spooky, I've now finished writing UNREST, my ghost novel for young adults! I'm now waiting to hear from my editor about areas that may need working on. This is always a scary time for any writer, and it doesn't change even after being published. You can read more about UNREST on my website, but in the meantime I thought I'd share my favourite reads for Halloween:
Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat by Ursula Williams
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes (illustrated by Charles Keeping)
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Young Adults & up:
Bad Blood by Rhiannon Lassiter
Ghost of a Chance by Rhiannon Lassiter
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Witch Hill by Marcus Sedgwick
Leaving Poppy by Kate Cann
Road to Nowhere by Christopher Pike
Poison by Chris Wooding
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
A Charmed Life:
Belongs to: Isobel Johnson
Isobel says: 'I have twelve charms, one for each year of my life. Anti-clockwise from top left I have a treble clef, a violin (I play), a bike (I used to always ride my bike), a baby's pram (for when my sister was born), Little Bo Peep, a stork and a baby (I think it was a christening present along with the bracelet itself), a flute (I play that also), a ballerina (I did ballet), a Christmas stocking, an anchor, cross and heart, a camel (from when my dad went to Qatar with work), and a faery (I'm obsessed)! My sister and I get a new charm each Christmas.
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