Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Trivia Challenge Winner

Hope Everyone had a happy and safe Halloween.  I did. 

We had a nice turnout for the Halloween challenge.  Everyone who entered got it right.  But there can only be one winner.  The correct answer was: The Twilight Zone (The Movie).  The unjumbled actor was Dan Aykroyd.  This week's winner is Nikki at Close Encounters With The Night Kind.  Nikki's prize is an autographed copy of my debut novel, Never Slow Dance With A Zombie--the perfect Halloween prize.  Our next challenge won't be until the Christmas season, so bone up on your Christmas movies folks.

 My next personal appearance will be this coming Saturday in Camarillo California at the Ventura County Book & Author Fair. The fair is from 10am to 4pm. There will be seminars, author readings and books for sale. I will be participating in the seminar “Comedy Writing Mastering The Hardest Craft.” Some of you may not know this, but before I wrote YA paranormal with a humorous twist, I wrote TV sitcoms—Even Stevens, The Cosby Show and others. My panel is at 10am, among the first sessions of the day. Want to learn more about adding some genuine humor to your stories? This is the seminar for you. The fair will be held in the Pleasant Valley Community Park Auditorium.

I will also be in a booth some time later in the day, autographing books and bookmarks. If you're in the area, please stop by and say hi. I have some special swag for bona fide fans. For more info on the Ventura County Book & Author Fair visit their website http://www.vcbookandauthorfair.com/

For those of you who can't make it, and would like to know more about adding humor to your writing, I did a guest post a few days ago at SIMPLE CLOCKWORK.  My friend, Nancy Cudis has an excellent new blog.  It won't be long before she's among the top book bloggers. Please stop by and read my post on humor, and while you're there, leave a comment.  It'll make me look good :-)  Come on!  It's three minutes out of your life.  SIMPLE CLOCKWORK.  Thanks.

My alter ego, Sal Conte's first new work in more than 20 years came out a week before Halloween.  The Toothache Man is a surprising new ebook short story available for just ninety-nine cents for kindle and nook only.  And check it out, Sal just got an offer to turn his thrilling new short into a major motion picture.  Maybe it will be out next year, in time for Halloween 2012.  Anyway, you know the movie is not going to do the original story justice.  You can get the original here: THE TOOTHACHE MAN. More on Sal's offer in a future post.  I think I've given you enough info for now.  Besides, I've gotta go polish off some candy corn.



  1. I'm so excited! Thanks so much for a chance to win! I can't wait to read it!!!

  2. Congratulations, Nikki!! Never Slow Dance With a Zombie is one of the most enjoyable Z-reads out there - you'll LOVE it :D

    E.Van - Wish I lived near there & could visit the fair, it sounds awesome! Unfortunately, I'm stuck here in the Midwest [a/k/a hell]. ;P

  3. Hi E. Van, this is Latoya from book bloggers. will check your interview on humor.