Fall & Halloween
Why Fall? Why Halloween? ...And what does this have to do with these books?
I get excited about the fall season every year and have since I was very young. And every year I get asked…”What is it about fall you love so much?”
So is it autumn or fall? I guess it depends on who you ask. I love the word autumn, but most people say fall. I guess for me, it doesn’t really matter what you call it, what matters is all that comes with it. It’s a laundry list of things that come with the season that gets me excited and makes everything in the world seem…right.
It’s the chill in the air and the crisp clean cool breeze, the sweatshirts, making smores over a bon fire, drinking cider and eating donuts from a visit to the local cider mills and orchards, picking out perfect pumpkins to carve at the pumpkin patch, driving around taking in the sights of the colored leaves, drinking hot flavored coffee on the porch, tasting all of the fall seasonal craft beers and hard ciders, the smell of burning leaves and wood burning in fireplaces, no more bugs, crock pot slow roast dinners, chili cook-offs, and yes, even the pumpkin spice everything! And then of course, there’s Halloween.
Everyone has their favorite holiday. Sure, I love Christmas with the gifts and delicious foods and even St. Patrick’s Day isn’t too bad with a nice cold Guinness in hand. But, for me…it’s Halloween hands down. For one, it’s smack dab in the middle of my favorite season of fall (but you already knew my favorite season was fall) and two, it’s just so much fun, has so much tradition and folklore and you get to dress in costume to become anything and anyone you want…even if it’s just one night. Oh, then there’s the candy. Yes, even as an adult, I like the candy. Granted, I don’t go Trick-or-Treating anymore, but I thoroughly enjoy decorating the house and handing out candy to all the little ones in the neighborhood. And if I have candy left in the bowl at the end of the night…so be it. Halloween is just fun, scary, mysterious, spooky, with traditions, paying respects to the dead and it can make us all remember what being a kid is all about.
So, what does all of that have to do with the stories and books? Well, since I love Fall and Halloween, it makes since that most of the books published under the Wicked Harvest Books name are all about things fall, Halloween and everything spooky and scary.