Hi Everyone –
Sorry I didn’t post the Coffin Blog Hop winners yet! I was basking in my Halloween afterglow! LOL
So without further ado, here are the lucky winners, drawn at random… *drum roll*
1st Place Winner of a signed Copy of the Dead Souls anthology – Jimmy Garcia
2nd Place Winner of a signed Night Walker Poster – Ellen Trieu
3rd Place Winner of Werewolf Mints & signed Night Walker trading cards – Craig Smith
And the 4th Place Winners of signed Night Walker trading cards are…
And DeAnna Sacredmoon
WOOHOO!!! Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who commented and joined in the Halloween blog hop fun! I’ll be sending each of the winners an email to get your mailing addresses…
Now for some pictures from Halloween!!! One of my favorite parts of Halloween is participating in the Crest Elementary School’s annual “Trunk or Treat”. You decorate the back of your car and kids bravely trick or treat for goodies… So fun! Panda and I had a blast…
Panda made a gorgeous Snow White costume… But her Prince didn’t age so well! LOL
I also want to point out I love taking ghost pics and this is the only picture of that night that contained orbs! I used the camera all night, but the ghostly orbs only visited with Panda… *twilight zone theme*
Here’s our Trunk or Treat display ->
Panda also made my Evil Queen costume… I scared many small children! LOL
We also had fun carving pumpkins and putting the final touches on the Haunted Porch… (Panda made the Portal pumpkins which will make sense if you play that video game! LOL)
And tonight, Panda & I went to San Diego’s Old Town for Dia de los Muertos. If you’ve read my novel, Night Walker, you know the book opens on Dia de los Muertos. It’s the Day of the Dead when the veil is at its thinnest between the living and the dead. It’s a Mexican tradition to make altars decorated with candles, marigold flowers and cherished food and drinks of your ancestors. The oldest cemetery in San Diego is the El Campo cemetery and it was full of joy and happy memories of loved ones who have passed on.
I thought I’d share a few pictures. Panda did her make-up and my skull on my cheek…
Marigolds are the flowers you see all over Dia de los Muertos on the graves and the altars.
They’re the flowers of the dead and are believed to attract the souls of the dead and bring them back to the offerings.
The candles light their way…
And just because Calisto waited over 200 years for his lost love to live again, here is her favorite flower, the Romneya, that he left for her every year at Dia de los Muertos.
Happy Halloween and Feliz Dia de los Muertos everyone!!!
Thanks so much for celebrating with me!!!