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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…

Shadow Kohler

Lynn Rush

Anne Michaud

CW LaSart

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!!!

 

Lisa J

  • hmm, I see someone loved a specific costume a bit more than the others 😉
    Looks like u had uber fun..
    Ehem… forgot to put my name in the winner’s list.. *cough*

    Happy November! 🙂

    • We did have Uber fun! 🙂

      Sorry the Random thingie didn’t pick you this time! But I promise to have some goodies for you at the Library thing this weekend! Fun!

      Thanks for commenting Arianne!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Congrats to ALL the winners! I loved your photos AND the costumes!

    • Thanks Linda!!! 🙂

      It was a fun spooky season!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Congrats to all the winners. Sure looks like you had an awesome time.
    Sue B

    • Hi Sue –

      We definitely had an awesome time!!! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Congrats to the contest winners. Looks like you had a wicked entertaining All Hallow’s Eve! (Hugs)Indigo

    • Hi Indigo!

      It was a fabulous Halloween and Dia de los Muertos! 🙂

      THanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Congratulations to all the winners!

    • Thanks for stopping by Julie!!! Always great to see you!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Sue

    Such a talented mother and daughter team 😀

    • Awww thanks Sue!!! 🙂

      Panda definitely rocks!!! I just try to keep up with her! LOL

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  • It was a ball meeting you! Love the photos, and congrats to all the winners.

    • Great meeting you too Tash! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Wahoo! 3rd place. I can’t wait for the Werewolf Mints. How many do I have to take for a full transformation? And how long does it last ;)?

    Joking aside, thanks so much :).

    And awesome photos, you guys truly seemed to have had a blast.

    Can’t wait to read the book.

    • Ha! COngratulations Craig!!!

      Sadly the werewolf mints are to PROTECT you from werewolves not make you into one! LOL Apparently lycans are repelled by fresh breath? Who knew, right? LOL

      Thanks for commenting! It’s great to meet you…

      Lisa 🙂

      • Thanks again 🙂

        Ah I see, that’s good really, I don’t think i would have made the best werewolf, I would always be worried I would get stuck mid transformation. Imagine how horrible that would be! :p

        Pleasure and nice to meet you too :).

        • Hi Craig –

          I sent you another email… I need your mailing address to send you prize… 🙂

          Talk to you soon!

          Lisa 🙂

  • Yay! Thanks so much for the trading cards!

    Your Halloween looked so cool – so many people! I’m jealous!

    Happy November:)

    • You’re welcome Anne!!! I’m so glad the Night Walker trading cards are going to a loving home! LOL

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Congratulations to all the winners.
    It looks like YOU had a good time Lisa. Great pics.

    • Hi Renee!

      I had a blast! 🙂 I’m sad Halloween is already over though… Ah well… 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Gabrielle

    Awwww congrats to all the winners and I love the sad frowny pumpkin

    • YAY!!! Thanks Gabrielle… The frowny pumpkin was the one I carved!!! LOL

      Thanks for commenting!!! (And choosing my pumpkin too! LOL)

      Lisa 🙂

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