Bring on Halloween!

I can’t believe October is almost here. Like many horror writers, fall is my favorite time of the year. I mean, who doesn’t like pumpkins, fall leaves, cooler weather, and best of all Halloween? Halloween is by far my favorite holiday, and I am one of those people that actually dress up every year. My preferred costume is usually a zombie, but I change it up every now and again. I’ve also dressed up as Carrie covered in blood in a full-length prom dress, a zombie cheerleader, a witch with warts and all, a queen vampire, a succubus, and even Jason Voorhees. I’ve always wanted to dress as Michael Myers, but I’m not tall enough to pull it off. Lol.

In the spirit of Halloween, my debut novel No Escape is on sale for only 99 cents until the first of November. I’m also excited to announce that print copies will be available soon. I can’t wait to finally get to hold my own book! I’m also hoping that the first book of my post-apocalyptic series will be ready for publication by Halloween. A lot of exciting things are in the works for the month of October. I can’t wait!

I’m sorry that it’s been a while since I’ve made a blog post. I’ve been very busy working on my current book, and I have been helping other authors by beta-reading works in progress as well as purchasing other indie novels and leaving helpful reviews. I also do light editing for Cross Road Press. Outside of work, I’ve been struggling with helping my kids with virtual learning. Luckily, they will be able to switch to in-school learning in the middle of October. I’m hoping that when they go back, I will really be able to buckle down and get this novel finished in time for Halloween.

The hubby dragged me along for another arm-wrestling tournament in Austin this weekend. This time, he wasn’t competing; we went mainly so he could attend a seminar at the end to help him improve. He learned exercises and techniques to build up his arm strength, and we now have even more exercise equipment taking up space in the garage. I’ve recently started on my own journey to being healthier and started power walking over a mile everyday as well as cutting out most of the sugar from my diet. I’m down three pounds so far, but I’m happy to just be making progress. The hardest part wasn’t really cutting out sweets, as I don’t actually eat a lot of those, but eliminating sugar from my coffee. Sometimes it makes me want to cry, but I know it’s for the best.

This morning I had the scare of my life. I mentioned before about walking every day now, but I don’t think I mentioned that the hubby runs. We usually head in opposite directions and eventually he catches up with me and joins me for the journey home. When he catches up to me, he does this thing where he runs past me so far and then turns and runs back to me, back and forth. Well, this morning he took off running and got hit by a car right in front of me. My heart was in my throat, and I think I almost died when I saw her bent hood from him landing on it. Thankfully, he was okay. He jumped at the last second, which probably saved him from a broken bone or worse. The lady freaked out and was crying, but we eventually helped her calm down. I’m not sure who was more freaked out, though, me or her.

That’s all I have for you guys this week. Check back often to stay up to date on when my next book will be released. I will be posting more book reviews by the end of the week. You can also follow me on Facebook or Instagram for more information. If you are a book blogger, podcaster, or reviewer, feel free to email me for a free copy of my novel in your preferred format. My email is eblunsford134@gmail.com. Thanks for all your support and have a great week!  -E.B.

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