It’s no secret that October is my favorite month. Okay, yes–mostly it’s because I write paranormal-themed books. Oh, and fine, if you HAVE to know the truth, I adore chocolate, and hoard my Halloween stash of Whoppers, Snickers and Hershey miniatures well into December.

But the real reason I get giddy in October…I love pretending.

Think about it: when else can you dress up and walk around as your favorite hero (or villain), and it’s considered socially acceptable? Even cool?

Only in October.

When can you release your inner Alfred Hitchcock and host a gory Halloween party, complete with un-dead prom photos for your guests?

Newton High School Un-Dead Prom 2012

Newton High School Un-Dead Prom 2012

Only in October.

When are you allowed to creep up and shriek like a banshee, scaring the dickens out of that snotty little brat in your Girl Scout troop, and then fake contrition when she bursts into terrified tears? Yep, only in October.

You’re judging me. I can tell. But I know you all love to pretend as much as I do. Maybe you resist dressing up like a fictional character, and maybe you don’t even get a secret thrill out of scaring kids, or being scared silly, yourself. Yet I’ll bet my chocolate stash you live vicariously through your characters–both the good and the bad.

That’s what we writers do.

To that end, here are some dates to keep in mind this October:

October 9: SSRA PRO-be meeting at 10am at the Homosassa Library. This one’s designed for those not yet at PRO designation, but all are welcome as we meet to discuss your individual writer concerns and questions.

October 18: SSRA General Meeting 10am at the Homosassa Library, followed by a program on Myth and Fantasy in Romance, presented by the talented Flossie Benton Rogers. Immediately following our meeting, stick around for the Author’s Fair from 1-4pm, with your chance to score signed books from all of your favorite SSRA published authors!

October 31: Halloween!!! 🙂

Scare On…

Dylan Newton

SSRA President

 

 

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Dylan Newton

President at SSRA
Dylan Newton was born and raised in a small town in Upstate New York where the local library was her favorite hang-out. Despite earning a degree in English Literature, Dylan spent more than a decade sidetracked by an executive position in corporate America where she swears she contracted testosterone poisoning. After leaving, she dedicated herself to more estrogen-rich passions, like motherhood, writing romance novels and her never-ending quest for the perfect date night.

Dylan married her high-school sweetheart and they are busy living out their own happily ever after in sunny Florida with their two incredible daughters and a snoring Shiz-Tsu.

Dylan can be found online at: DylanNewton.com
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