Friday, October 31, 2008

'Tis All Hallows Eve...

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Click to Visit My WebsiteDid you know Halloween got its origins from the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain?

Samhain is celebrated at the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain is regarded as the "Celtic New Year." During the festival the ancient Celtic pagans took stock of supplies and slaughtered livestock for the winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, now known as Halloween, the boundary between the living and the dead became very thin, and the dead caused problems for the living through plague or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, into which bones of slaughtered livestock were cast to ward off evil spirits. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them.

So if you are traveling this eve, be wary of what, or who, might be following...

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Moonlight & Magnolias

I'm headed out the door for Atlanta to the Moonlight & Magnolias Writers Conference. If you live in the area, there will be a public book signing at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast, Norcross, GA 30092.
The following authors will be signing:
Keynote Speaker: Teresa Medeiros
Featured Author: Tanya Michna (aka Tanya Michaels)
Suzanne Adair
Ana Aragon
Petrina Aubol
Christina Barber
Stephanie Bond
Jacquelyn Cook
Marcia Colette
Susan Crandall
Alyssa Day
Jacquie D'Alessandro
Anna DeStefano
Cynthia Eden
Debby Giusti
Carmen Green
Raven Hart
Kimberly Killion
Cindy Kirk
Marianne LaCroix
Dana Lyons
Susan Lyons
Lynne Marshall
Susan May
Jess Michaels
Trish Milburn
Julie Miller
Joyce Moore
Jenna Petersen
L.W. Rogers
Loretta Rogers
Emilie Rose
Jan Scarbrough
Haywood Smith
Jennifer St. Giles
Gillian Summers
Missy Tippens
Karen White
CL Wilson

Hope to see you there...

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