Today's Blogtoberguest is Linda Joy Singleton, who'll be giving away a signed copy of Dead Girl in Love. This is the third in her Dead Girl trilogy, which started with Dead Girl Walking and continued with Dead Girl Dancing. It features Amber Borden, who as a "Temp Lifer" finds herself in the bodies of other people in order to help them get through tough times.
School Library Journal called Dead Girl Walking "A must-have purchase for fans of the supernatural and the occult." The series sounds like a ton of fun! Here's the Dead Girl in Love blurb:
Oh, wow—I'm my own best friend.
Or at least, I'm in her body!
Okay, this assignment will be quick and easy. Thanks, Grammy! See, my dead grandmother keeps finding people who have big problems and then I have the freaky experience of stepping into their life—and their body!—to provide help. This time, I'm in the body of my BFF, Alyce.
Since Alyce and I know everything about each other, I won't have to do a lot of detective work, which is a definite plus. But, as Alyce, I've got some really pressing questions to answer—starting with, What am I doing in this coffin?
WEIRD AND WONDERFUL HALLOWEEN
By Linda Joy Singleton
(author of THE SEER & DEAD GIRL series)
My best friend Lori and I have the same birthday—a few days before Halloween. So our birthday celebrations always merged with Halloween wackiness. We loved creating crazy costumes – never anything bought from a store.
Lori and Linda
We became friends around age 10 and it quickly became a routine to combine our birthdays with Halloween—and often a slumber party, too. We lived down the block from each other in a middle-class neighborhood where we knew most of our neighbors. Once it was dark, we grabbed our bags (usually pillow cases) and went off to score some treats. We’d come home (my house) with bulging bags of candy. But we worried about going candy-crazed and eating too much candy at once so we came up with a plan. We hid our candy around our bedrooms (fortunately no ant problems!). This way our Halloween candy lasted for months and we have the fun of finding wrapped candy we’d forgotten we had. It made Halloween last a long time—and the candy, too!
We loved Halloween so much that we went out trick or treating up until I was 22 years old. I remember that last time, the awkward sense that I was just too old and it was time to let go of our tradition. We both felt the same way and returned after just a few streets. A few years later, we both had daughters and started new traditions. I still enjoy Halloween with Lori and we share our birthdays when we can get together.
www.LindaJoySingleton.com Books, Writing Tips For Kids, Photos, Book Trailers, etc!
Deadline for entry: Wednesday, October 21, 11:59pm Eastern. NOTE: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. The winner is Jamie!
Other open Blogtoberfest giveaways:
Megan Crewe and Give Up the Ghost
Nancy Holder and her 5-pack of novels
Kelly Parra and Invisible Touch
Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Crazy Beautiful
Amanda Ashby and Zombie Queen of Newbury High
Shana Norris and Troy High
Thanks again to Linda for sharing her Halloween memories!