Some Halloween-related posts:
1) A lot of people have written me about costumes lately, asking questions like, “What do Specials wear?” “How do you do flash tattoos?” and “Would Dess wear this?”
But you guys would know better than me. A lot of you have done excellent face paint jobs, as shown here. Please use this comment space to share your acquired knowledge and new ideas for Westerfeldian costumes.
2) Vampire fans may be interested in this: A teacher in North Carolina is planning to use Peeps (and two other sf books) in her biology class, if she can round up enough money to buy copies. Click here to read more about the project, and donate if you can.
3) I have been roped into a Scare-a-thon! Lauren Myracle, author of the TTYL series and the amazing new Bliss, has challenged a passel of YA authors to face their fears. So between now and October 31, M.T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Meg Cabot, Cassandra Clare, Melissa De La Cruz, John Green, Shannon Hale, Maureen Johnson, Stephenie Meyer, Kirsten Miller, Sarah Mlynowski and I will all be doing something that we’re horribly afraid of.
Will we survive?
Click here to read the challenge. I’ll be revealing my greatest fear on this blog. Be warned!
4) Okay, this is not Halloween-related, but if you live in or near Toronto drop, by Bakka Phoenix Books at 697 Queen Street West. Not only are they a great sf bookshop, but Justine and I just signed lots of stock for them. Go buy it!
Psycho-kitty photo ganked from io9.