I’m giving away TWENTY copies of LORD’S FALL by Tuesday Oct 30th! Please RT.

Whee, isn’t this fun????  If you want to enter this giveaway, be sure to read this post!  The details matter.


I am giving away 20 copies of LORD’S FALL.  The books are signed, and they are in their envelopes, ready to go!  I am headed to the post office on Tuesday morning, October 30th.  The ONLY thing I need to know is where to send them!

This giveaway is a QUICK one, because I want to try to get the winners their books before the release date on November 6th.  This giveaway is also international–up to 5 international winners.

How does that work?  I pick winners for my contests via www.random.org.  IF the random numbers come up with a lot of international folks, the cut off is five.  The rest will be domestic.  This is my way of including the international readers in such a large giveaway.


Comment here for a chance to win one of the 20 copies!  Answer this question:  what are your plans for Halloween?  YOU MUST ALSO INCLUDE YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.  This is to help me when I’m picking the winners.  If you forget this, you will not be entered in the contest, although I will be sure to enjoy all your answers about Halloween.

The contest ends:  6 PM MDT (8 PM EST) Monday, October 29th.  That’s tomorrow, folks.  Winners will be posted by 6:30 PM MDT/8:30 PM EST, and if I don’t hear from the winners BY 9 AM MDT on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30th, I will give the prize to someone else.  So you must pay attention to the blog announcements.  The point is to get these in the mail on Tuesday.  It’s up to you whether or not you might be one of the recipients.

Good luck, and happy reading!


407 Responses

  1. Cheryl Stejskal says:

    I will be giving out candy to the kids in the neighborhood. I love seeing the little ones in their costumes & hearing “trick or treat.”

  2. S. Belle says:

    I’m going with a bunch of friends to WEHO. It should be crazy fun! North Hollywood, California

  3. Alaina says:

    im from Canada!!

    I have to admit, I dont really have any plans for halloween.. we live in the middle of the nowhere.. Dont get any trick or treaters out here.. and im sick, so no parties.. Ill prolly sit on the couch, watch tv and eat candy.. lol

  4. Ann Marsh-Flores says:

    For Halloween, I will be chasing my kids around the neighborhood, screaming “Waaaaiit for me!” Trick-or-treating at its finest 😉

    Country of origin: US

  5. Anne M says:

    I don’t know if I’ll be able to do anything this year. I wanted to go around the block with my 11 months…. but then Sandy might come for a visit. My 16 yo is not very bothered by Halloween anymore.So I really don’t know. If the weather is too crappy, we will chillax at home and I’ll make a roastbeef!

    And I live in New York, USA!

  6. Poppy says:

    I don’t have plans for Halloween. Trick or Treat was yesterday in my town and my husband brought my daughter out for that. Right now I’m hoping we’ll have electricity and all that for Halloween since I’m in Massachusetts and there is that big storm heading our way!


  7. Danielle West says:

    For Halloween, I am taking my daughter around trick or treating. We went and got body glitter and fun lip gloss to go with her neat fairy costume. She is going to look amazing 🙂
    I am from the U.S.

  8. J9Moore says:

    Indiana, USA

    I will spend Halloween with the front lights off so we don’t get trick or treaters 🙂

  9. Melody May says:

    I’m either taking my children trick or treating or handing out candy. My daughter has told me I’m staying home, but if my husband is working then she either will accept the fact I’m taking her or not go. 😀

  10. Chantelle says:

    My plans for Hallowe’en is what I have been doing for years. Taking my three children out in our neighbourhood. Or are they taking me?? There is nothing better then watching and listening to them running from house to house embracing the holiday the only way a child can, with complete happiness. This year may involve umbrellas but I great time will still be had by all. (Ontario, Canada)

  11. Lorna McLaren says:

    I’m going to the cinema with friends for a scary double film Fest 😀 Which shall also coincide with a lot of munchy eating 🙂 I live in Scotland, UK 🙂 ~ Thanks for opening the competition up to international fans! xXx

  12. Tamara Hoffa says:

    I plan to take my grandsons to Montgomery Belle State Park for Halloween fun!
    I am in the US.

  13. Michelle Harlan says:

    This will be my daughter’s last year trick-or-treating. She wants to go 1 last time, but “just 1 street”. lol After that, we’ll settle in watching A Nightmare Before Christmas, a family favorite, and enjoy some popcorn & apple cider. Not much else planned since it’s a school night.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win a signed book & I hope you enjoy your Halloween as well.
    Almost forgot…I’m in the USA

  14. Heather says:

    I plan to veg out and watch scary movies.

  15. Emma Morgan says:

    Im off on holiday and should arrive in Tunisia on halloween and its also my hubby birthday, so hopefully i will be watching the sun set while having a cocktail or two celebrating the Horror’s birthday 🙂 im from the UK and would love to get a copy of the book xx

  16. Andrea says:

    Looking forward to seeing if anyone knocks on my door in Auckland, New Zealand. Taking skull and pumpkin sweet container to work to put on the desk to treat my co-workers though.

  17. Kathy Miller says:

    Normally I dress up for Halloween for work, but I have the day off this year. So I’ve decided to dress up while giving out candy to the kids that come to my house. Thanks for the contest Thea. Country of origin is the US of A.

  18. Lynette Obermeyer says:

    I live in Virginia, in the USA!
    I am hoping to have Halloween this year, but not sure what damage Sandy is going to bring to my neighborhood. I have 4 kids and they are ready to go! lol If it gets cancelled, I have a stash of candy for them so they will get that sweet tooth fix. 🙂

  19. Cheryl says:

    Hi, I’m from Australia and we don’t really do Halloween over here, however, every so often a child does come to the door and we madly race around trying to find something to give them. Last time it was a pack of biscuits I think lol. The kid did say that was ok as the last house they tried gave them fruit.

  20. Petronella Bond says:

    Well I live in London and Halloween really isn’t a thing over here but it is half term so I might have a Harry Potter film marathon with my little boy (and lots of chocolate) or I could curl up in bed with one (or more) of my 9 cats and read my new kindle which proudly contains Thea’s 4 novella’s to keep me going until Lord’s Fall’s release!!!

  21. This is will be my first Halloween actually dressing up and doing things. i grew up with an grandma who was an Jeovah witness and never got to do anything or celebrate anything. So this Halloween for the first time (I’m 29 by the way) I am actually going to wear an custom.

    I live in the USA

  22. Shelley Bagby says:

    We will be camping. I will be sitting by a fire, reading Lord’s Fall… I hope!
    I live in the USA! Roll Tide!!!!

  23. PamM says:

    I am taking my baby who is Smurfette trick or treating. That is about it then home to read Dracula for the first time. Im in the USA

  24. Robin Greene says:

    I’m not planning on doing anything. We’ve already donated candy for the building candy giveaway that happens in the lobby.


    Robin Greene

  25. Caroline says:

    I’m in the US.

    I plan on enjoying my day off (and one-year anniversary for my job!) by staying in and watching TV. Don’t know if I’ll actually watch any Halloween-related movies, but there will definitely be some candy!

  26. Kathy Miller says:

    Normally I dress up for Halloween for work but I’m off this year. So I’ve decided to dress up for the kids that come to my door. Thanks for the contest Thea. I live in the US.

  27. Donna Barton says:

    Just plan on watching The Nightmare Before Christmas again….love Tim Burton!!!!!! My daughter’s too old to trick or treat but she and I will kid back and forth through Halloween and try to scare one another….she’s so easy to scare!!!!! I’m in USA!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!!!!

  28. SheriV says:

    I’m in the US. I’m handing out candy and dressing my baby son as a Dragon.:)

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  29. TS says:

    I plan on hanging out with my little sister and my best friend while we play Just Dance 4 on Xbox kinect… My country of origin is America….

  30. Yami says:

    I’m from the USA, I plan on dressing up as Pascal from Tales of Graces video game and handing out candy to our neighbors kids. Then having a movie night with friends!

  31. glossaria says:

    We’re allowed to wear costumes to work (I’m a librarian), so I’m dressing as a modern-day Medusa– trendy snakeskin-pattern jacket, jeans, and heels, peplos-style top, reflective sunglasses, and… oh, yeah, snakes for hair. 🙂 (Maybe Seremela would let me hang with her later?)

    This is, of course, presuming that we have power and passable roads by Wednesday. 😉

  32. Esther Burns says:

    I’ll be dressed up in costume at work and giving a talk on the origins of candy and treats for the patients 😉

    Esther Burns

  33. Megan G. says:

    I plan on handing at lots of candy!

    I live in the US. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  34. Helen Brumfield says:

    I live in KY, USA! I will be dressing up as a crazy cat Lady (not far off from real life) to pass out candy to the kids! And we have the yard decorated and will have a blow up haunted house that they have to walk through to get the candy! happy halloween and thanks for the chance to win!

  35. ErickaS says:

    I’m in the U.S.

    On halloween I’m taking my kiddos trick or treating. One is going to be a witch, the other a ninja. 😀

  36. Christian Chandler says:

    US of A

    I expect to get costumed and go hang out in the French Quarter, and just enjoy.

  37. Madeline says:

    We are taking out three year old trick or treating. The whole fam dresses up 🙂

  38. Ferishia says:

    USA! 🙂

    I don’t have much in the way of plans for Halloween. I’m going to sit home with my husband and watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown along with a few other Halloween specials. Maybe some of the old timey monster movies if they are on. We don’t get any trick-or-treaters, so I don’t have to worry about buying candy.

  39. Carla says:

    I’m in the northeaster portion of the US so my plans are to hopefully not be floating away. I foresee a lot of storm clean up in Halloween.

  40. TaKiesha says:

    Hanging with my kids and handing out candy. I live in the US.

  41. Erin Griffin says:

    USA – PA – 19320

    All I can do Halloween is my regular work ( I don’t get home until 8:30pm) and I’m not really a party person. (Plus I have to work Thursday.
    This is all assuming the hurricane doesn’t keep me away from work.

  42. Linda says:

    Since i´m in Sweden, my plans is to stay home with my hubby, enjoy a night at home with the dogs, maybe a fire and a glass of red wine.
    I def. see some reading in my future as well =D
    Thanks for the giveaway and for keeping us International included!
    Happy Sunday!

  43. Brenda Garner says:

    I live in Washington of the USA!

    I am taking a few of my friends and their young siblings trick or treating. Then I am going to volunteer at my favorite rescue mission for theirr own Halloween party. Hopefully I will be able to make it to see the Rocky Horor Picture show.

    Thank you for this chance to win a signed book! XD

  44. cynthia garcia says:

    Im from California!

    For halloween I plan on taking my kids trick or treating

  45. Sheryl N says:

    I plan on taking my son to “Trunk or Treat.” It’s at his school and local businesses park and open their trunks which is full of candy. It is safer than going house to house. I am in the US!! Thanks

  46. Amelia says:

    I’m in the US. My Halloween plans are to watch some tv, crochet a little and read a good book!

  47. Rebe says:

    I’m from the US, and my town already had trick-or-treat, believe it or not! We always have it the Thursday before Halloween so it was really early! I’ll probably take candy to my students, though, and we’ll read about the Day of the Dead in Mexico.

  48. Almond FM says:

    I’m planning on seeing the original Dracula movie at the theater
    I am originally from Peru, but I go to school in Savannah, GA.

  49. Cassandra says:

    Country of origin: USA

    Plans: Survivie Hurricane Sandy

    So excited for this book!

  50. Angel Martin says:

    I’ll be walking around in the rain with my daughter as she goes trick or treating. Why does every Halloween does it rain here in the PNW? sheesh!

  51. South Carolina (Go Cocks!) girl.

    I think I’ll dress up my dogs (a bee and a skeleton) and parade around the neighborhood, embarrassing both me and the dogs. Then I’ll dose myself with candy and watch crappy TV. Awesome, right?

  52. Toni Da Silva says:

    I am taking my 2 boys trick or treating with my sister her 3 girls and my best friend and her son.we live in the country so we always go out at my sister place.
    Thanks for having the contest 🙂
    I live in Ontario Canada

  53. Marquetta says:

    I am hoping that Hurricane Sandy won’t do too much damage and that my son and his friends will be able to go trick-or-treating. I will be holding down the fort and handing out candy while getting cozy with a glass of wine.

  54. Angela says:

    I’m from the USA and I will be taking my *4* kids (oh dear heavens how did that happen?!?) trick or treating on Halloween! Then passing out candy and spending some time with my hubby. Or if I get my way rereading my FAVORITE (so far) Thea Harrison book – Oracle’s Moon.

  55. angel m says:

    Im in the US

    Ill be walking around in the rain while my daughter goes trick or treating.Why does it always have to rain on halloween in the PNW? sheesh!

  56. Leanne says:

    I will be taking my children to a haunted house at our local college, followed by a “trunk or treat”! Very excited, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!

    Country of origin: USA

  57. This is will be my first Halloween actually dressing up and doing things. i grew up with an grandma who was an Jeovah witness and never got to do anything or celebrate anything. So this Halloween for the first time (I’m 29 by the way) I am actually going to wear an custom.

  58. Carrie Cutchens says:

    I will be dressing up as a super hero, of sorts, for my work at a children’s museum. After work, my daughter and I will be trick or treating.

    Not that it will improve my chances but, I love the series and am very excited about the new book!

    Country of origin: U.S.A.

  59. Nancy L.R says:

    I’m in Texas, US 🙂

    I’m not really sure about my plans. Though I will most like be taking my 6 yr old brother trick- or-treating, if for some reason he doesn’t want to do that, I will be handing out candy 🙂

  60. Khelsey Jackson says:

    My kids and I are going to be witches 🙂 Im from the US

  61. Meri says:

    Going to a friends house for Halloween! The girls will hand out candy while the guys take the kids trick-or-treating…fun as always! Would love to have a copy of Lord’s Fall!!!! Happy Halloween 🙂

  62. Christine says:

    I am going trick or treating with my niece, and then coming home and eating any loot I get!

    I am in Canada.

    Thank you!

  63. Vi Dao says:

    My Halloween plans are just to stay home and read a good book on my Kindle. I live in the U.S.

  64. Michele L. says:

    Unfortunately I’ll be working on Halloween
    I’m from the US

  65. USA… and we will be going to a chili cook off at our church and doing a Trunk or treat. Its so fun and much easier when you have little ones.

  66. Sue Klepinger says:

    To be honest, we do nothing on Halloween. We live in a closed lake community & there is a huge party for the kids. Frankly, I’m not a big fan of Halloween.

  67. JenM says:

    US – I’m going to sit out at lunch and people watch. I work in San Francisco, so we get a fair number of people dressing up at work whenever Halloween falls on a week day. In the evening, though, I have no plans.

  68. Timitra says:

    I will be in class. I’m from Trinidad and Tobago.

  69. dianeuk says:

    I am english where it is not a big deal at all. We go crazy over bonfire night on 5th November to celebrate the foiling of the gunpowder plot!

    I live however in Northern Ireland where it is not really PC to celebrate bonfire night where large numbers wished they had succeeded! Instead they go mental for halloween.

    I will have switched off my lights and pretended I am not in for the few random stragglers who expect you to give them money on Wed night when they ring the door bell

    grumble grumble!!!

  70. Amanda P says:

    I am from usa. Az to be exact. I will be at work slaving away not participating in an Halloween fun. 🙁 it makes me sad just thinking about it .

    Amanda p


  71. Kim Novacovschi says:

    Halloween party at work then giving out candy to the neighborhood kiddies.

    Country of Origin: Ontario, Canada

  72. Sue V says:

    Well, as I’m the Seattle (USA) area, I’ll be getting rained on, as usual, for Halloween. I’ll be studying like mad for my first test in my college Math 98 class and if I have the time and energy afterwards, do last minute prep work on the novel I’m going to write for NaNoWriMo 2012.

  73. Lisa Uranker says:

    As long as the frankenstorm doesn’t hit I’m taking the kids trick or treating. They are both zombies this year.
    I’m in the US.

  74. Tracy Englert says:

    our plans for halloween is to have the kids go to local churchse and do trunk and treat in the church’es partking lot. This is the country of he United States of America.

  75. Heather Funari says:

    I will be hosting a Halloween pot luck dinner for the familys that live around me and handing out candy.
    Minnesota, USA

  76. Jennifer M(OR) says:

    Unfortunately, I’ll be working Halloween night. I’m bummed because I love handing out candy to all the kids trick or treating.
    I’m in the USA.

  77. For Halloween my family has to tag-team for the evening. Hubs take our son out – he’s 9 and I hand out the candy to the neighborhood kids. I hope Sandy doesn’t cause any issues. Thanks for such a great contest!

    I live in the USA

  78. Deanna Postell says:

    I will be handing out candy!

    I am in the USA

  79. Kat says:

    I’m from Colorado, USA

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love your Elder Race series 🙂

    I’m super boring and doing nothing except working on Halloween… If I get a boost of energy I might go out . I do own a LOT of costumes … I like to buy the clearance candy after the holiday 😀
    (((hugs))) Kat

  80. Gabrielle says:

    My plans for Halloween are to go trick or treating with my son and watch some scary movies.
    Chicago , Illinois USA

  81. Mari says:

    We’re taking our boy to a friend’s house – he’ll trick or treat from there (they live in a *much* nicer neighborhood). We’ve already done the school dance & a costume party/bday party. Tonight or tomorrow I guess I ought to carve that pumpkin! 🙂
    Oh, and THANK YOU for an awesome giveaway!

  82. Cbrussell says:

    I will be having a big party in my classroom. I’ll be dressed up like a witch, there will be games, we will make slime and there will be lots of treats. When I get home I plan to dress up my puppy and take her on a walk before going home to hand out candy. Then I will crash! Thanks for the great contest!


  83. Kerry says:

    I am from Canada and I am dressing up for work then taking the kids out trick or treating while my wonderful husband hands out treats!!

  84. Viviana Izzo says:

    We’re giving candy out! This is our 3rd yr at our house & the kids in the neighborhood are looking forward to it as we go “all out” 🙂

    Country of Origin: USA

  85. Aretha zhen says:

    Hi Thea , my plan is simple I will go to have dinner with girlfriends then going to a Halloween party :). Thank you for the giveaway , I am in Australia

  86. I’m from the UK and have never been into Halloween really, sure, growing up we gave out sweets but never went trick or treating ourselves…
    Now I’m in university Halloween has a whole new spin 😉 I’m getting dressed up (I’m gonna be a Vampire victim) and heading to MEDICATION…a bar that has a pretty awesome Halloween night…confetti cannons galore…though last year I came home with half the contents in my cleavage 😉

    So yeah…dressing up and dancing the night away with my girlfriends, can’t think of a better way to spend it really!

  87. Judy way says:

    I’ll be giving out candy and enjoying costumes. USA

  88. Myranda says:

    My plans for Halloween are to pass out candy to the neighborhood kids while playing Halloween music. I’d like to dress up if I can find my wig. 😉 I also like to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    Country of origin: USA

  89. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    Since my daughter is in college for Halloween, she and I are going to Skype and watch her favorite childhood Halloween movies Hocus Pocus and the Halloween Town series. It should be very fun.
    I live in the US.
    Thanks for the contest Thea.

  90. Teresa says:

    Dressing up and taking my nieces trick or treating! From the UK

  91. I’m giving out candy and watching some movies.


  92. Susan E. says:

    I will be at home giving out candy to the 5 or 6 kids who brave our cold temps and lack of sidewalks.

  93. Ellie says:

    I have class on Halloween until 9pm but I will be dressing up and making Microbiology fun! Hope to meet up with friends for a costume contest afterwards 🙂 Colorado, USA

  94. Phaedra says:

    I will be killing time until I read “Lord’s Fall”. Just kidding. This year the kids want to go with their friends so DH will take son with his friends, I’ll take daughter with her friends. Life was simpler when they dresses in the outfit I picked and they went together.Candy outside the door in a plastic pumpkin. The home front is abandoned this year.


  95. Ann Sheiring says:

    I am staying home to hand out candy and ooh and ahh over cute costumes.

  96. Zita R says:

    Working that day and then will go home to protect my dogs from all the evening door bell ringers, drives them crazy! Though my neighbors will probably stop by with their two little girls to show off their costumes. My dogs really like them.

  97. Diane Appelman says:

    Arlington, TX. U.S.A. I will be at home answering the call of the goblins, princesses, Spider-Man at the door in my witchy costume.

  98. Kami says:

    I live in Portland, OR USA. My plans for Halloween are I went to a friend’s Halloween party on Saturday which was a lot of fun. On Halloween day, Wednesday I will be taking my son to a kid Halloween party and then taking him trick or treating.

  99. Holly says:

    I’m going to see Argo! My building doesn’t allow trick-or-treating, otherwise I’d be at home giving out candy.

    Country of Origin: Canada 🙂

  100. Cheryl Anderson says:

    Will be handing out candy to the kids that stop by. And watching Dark Shadows. – USA

  101. Elva C. says:

    I’m from California, USA
    I will be watching scary movies with my mother…like we do every Halloween 🙂 then once she falls asleep I will snuggle up and read.

  102. Karen says:

    Plans for Hallowren are to work then come home dress up the dogs and take them to the park. After that come home and give lots of candy out. County USA

  103. Elizabeth Gray says:

    We do not really do anything for Halloween anymore. Probably will just curl up with a good book, a cup of hot chocolate, and listen to good music.

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Elizabeth Gray
    United States

  104. Kim says:

    Hi Thea,

    I will be giving out candy this year as I will actually be home for once, and catching up on homework.

    I’m from Alberta, Canada. Thanks!

  105. Lori Meehan says:

    I have to work until 8pm so I will miss all of the festivities.

  106. Dawn says:

    My daughter is 13 and decided not to trick-or-treat so we did a really fun haunted house instead! Scared us good!


  107. Julie says:

    I will be working all day, lol. Unfortunate, but that’s what happens when Halloween lands on a Wednesday.

    California, USA

  108. Sabrina says:

    Cheyenne, WY USA

    For the first time ever I will be missing taking my children trick or treating. I decided to go back to school for nursing and have class that night. My hubby is deployed but I have great friends who are taking the little ones out for us trick or treating!!

  109. Dee says:

    Hi Thea,

    Thanks so much for including internatioanal entrants!!!
    We love Drago and Pia!

    I’m from Adelaide, Australia.
    Here in Oz we don’t do Halloween much but the supermarkets are trying hard to get us all interested. 🙂
    My kids don’t trick or treat but we will still get dressed up and have some fun with it at dinner time. The love extra sweet treats!

  110. Stacy says:

    I’ll be in class this year. I usually love to take the kids out and see all the costumes. Guess I’ll have to wait till next year.

  111. gamistress66 says:

    leave work early to be sure to home in to for handing out goodies to trick or treaters (hopefully weather will be good enough for me to give away most of the candy 😉 so I don’t have to eat it all)
    US resident

  112. Pollyanna Stewart says:

    Hello from Alaska, GREAT U S of A…
    I’ll be doing the same thing i’ve been doing every night for the past several month’s “studying” (just started nursing school)…and of course taking breaks to pass out candy to all the kiddies…can’t wait to see what the kids come up with this year…

  113. EMoore says:

    I will be hiding out in the back of the house so that the trick or treaters will keep walking. Haven’t participated in Halloween since living in England as a teenager and saw how they celebrate by throwing fake bodies on a fire…..can you say traumatized lol.

    USA – TX

  114. Marianne says:

    I’m commenting from Virginia Beach, Virginia (USA) and watching the storm rage. Needless to say, I hope to be a Storm Sandy Survivor for Halloween!


    In Chicago, IL in the USA, I will be recovering from my 40th Birthday on the 30th by watching all the kids in my neighborhood Trick or Treating. Halloween is the best day of the year.

  116. Tola says:

    I am working and dressing up for work

  117. Corinne N. - TX,USA says:

    Hiding out so the dogs don’t go nuts lol. Probably watch scary movies while pretending to not be home.
    Can’t wait for the new book!
    Tomball,TX, USA

  118. Melissa says:

    I will be cleaning up and recovering from the hurricane on Halloween!

    Country: USA

  119. Amber says:

    Iowa, USA

    I will be taking my sons out trick or treating. This is my youngest son’s first Halloween. I’m hoping it won’t be too cold this year.

  120. Danni T says:

    I don’t usually do anything for Halloween. The most exciting thing I’ll probably watch the Underworld series. I would love to get dressed up in a costume but I probably won’t.


  121. Sylvia H says:

    I’ll spend the afternoon photographing headstones at the city cemetery for findagrave.com. Then, home before dark to watch Mr. H pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. His costume will be Benevolent Neighborhood Retiree; he usually tends to be more “Hey kid, get off my lawn!”
    Country of origin: US

  122. Allecia says:

    In San Antonio, Texas, USA,
    I’ll be dressing up my 1 year old German Shepherd mix, Axsoul, and walking around the neighborhood with his sister, Rin, and my best friend. While the rest of my family goes door to door getting the candy for us.
    Happy Early Halloween to everyone!

  123. donna ann says:

    after handing out candy (the little ones are always so cute) I prob either curl up with a book or putz on the compter. most likely a little of both 🙂
    live in the US

  124. Breanna Bryant says:

    Taking my four kids trick or treating then church. The teachers are gonna love that. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! 🙂 Happy Halloween!

  125. Kat says:

    I plan on snuggling on the couch and watching movies with my kids.

  126. Melbourne Australia.
    Hallowe’en is a huge event in our house: it’s both my wedding anniversary and my daughter’s birthday! We threw a party over the weekend for our friends to celebrate all things spooky, but on the actual day, we’re taking my daughter to a children’s farm during the day for her birthday, then claiming the evening for ourselves with a night at the theatre!

  127. Sara Horney says:

    I’ll be taking my seven year old out Trick or Treating and then helping myself to all the good candy from his stash 😉
    Thanks for doing a giveaway.
    I’m from Canada

  128. Ebony Morton says:

    I’m planning to give out candy. I live in the US.

  129. Kathy says:

    Surving Sandy and hopefully handing out Candy. Kids aren’t trick or treating this year

  130. Ren says:

    I’m from Indonesia! So far no plan for Halloween. In that day I working, but maybe I will watch scary movie. A scary animation movie 😉

  131. LynnL says:

    Giving out candy. USA

  132. Wendy Negron says:

    I will be finishing reading Devils Gate and Hunter’s Season and patiently want for my per-ordered Lord’ Fall. Unfortunately, I don’t live in a neighborhood with little kids anymore! 🙁

    I live in the USA!!

  133. Damaris says:

    Eating lots and lots of candy.

    From the USA 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  134. Erin Noll says:

    I am attending a “inappropriate cougar camp” Hallowen party! I live in the US. Thanks!

  135. Mary says:

    I’m going to be watching Halloween movies with my family! I live in the US.

  136. Grace S says:

    I’m taking the day off from work to be the room mom for my kids’ school Halloween party. As soon as we get out of school it’s home to get ready to go out trick or treating. This year I’ll accompany a blue butterfly and a superhero, Robin from Young Justice.

    I’m in the US.

  137. Hi Thea, I’m in Sydney Australia so I’m ready for a beautiful ‘Spring-is-in-the-air’ halloween.

    I’ll be taking my much-read and reread tattered copy of Dragon Bound with me in the car and stalking the car in the neighbourhood with a license plate BABYGL!!! Just for you honey! 😉


  138. Krystal says:

    I’ll probably head to a movie. Canada

  139. Jenny Schwartzberg says:

    I live in Chicago, and will wear a witch’s hat to work at my library, then come home and listen for the doorbell to give out candy. I doubt we will get many children though. Children don’t seem to go trick or treating in the city much anymore…

  140. Andea says:

    Another American here…

    I’m not sure what we’ll do for Halloween. We decided to leave Ohio and head south. I think we’ll be in New Orleans but we have small kids so it will be low key. Whatever we do, it will be without non-stop political commercials and in warmer weather 🙂

  141. Cindy says:

    I will be taking my 6 month old Granddaughter with her cousins around in her bear costume for the very first time in her life. I am so excited.

  142. Jo Ann says:

    I plan on wearing a fright wig and handing out wraped candy. North Hollywood , California

  143. Traci says:

    I’m from Western Kansas in the U.S. My friend and I are entering a Halloween costume contest together. I am dressing as Katniss Everdeen (I’m excited about carrying a real bow around) and she is dressing as Effie Trinket.

  144. Cindy says:

    I will be taking my 6 month old Granddaughter with her cousins around in her bear costume for the very first time in her life. I am so excited I forgot to put where I live. I live near Baltimore MD and I hope the Hurricane will be gone by then and I do not lose power on Monday.

  145. Shirley says:

    I usually spend Halloween handing out candy to the neighborhood kids, but this year I think we may be cleaning up after Sandy passes through. Country of Origin: USA

  146. Jen H says:

    In the morning I’m holding a Halloween costume parade in my library for children ages 0 to 5. At night, I’ll be handing out candy to the neighborhood kids. I’m in the US

  147. Algara says:

    Hi I am from Bulgaria. Here Halloween isn’t so popular and there aren’t so many things to do but I will probably be watching something and eating candy of course !

  148. Kayley F. says:

    I’m from the US.

    For Halloween, I’ll be going to HalloNaNoWeen. It’s where approx. 200 NaNoers from the Seattle area meet at a Denny’s and have costume contests, word wars, door prizes, etc. This is my first year doing it and I’m looking forward to it. 🙂


  149. Diana Neal says:

    Originally, I had planned to dress up as a flapper and party, but as I’m in WV I will probably be burried under 2 feet of snow and praying all my reading devices hold their charges… ;?

  150. Connie says:

    Since my kids are waaay to old to trick or treet now and hubby is afraid so one might fall off our steps or off the porch now, we will probably go out to dinner to avoid the treaters. The first time in 16 years we won’t be home.

  151. I’ll be watching zombie movies and cuddling with my dogs. Good times!

  152. Jaime Anderson says:

    My son and I are going to see Sinister for Halloween. I am in the USA. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  153. Yessica Gonzalez says:

    Hey Thea, This is Yessica from Arizona in the US.
    I’ll be passing out candy for awhile and then I’ll head to my cousins house along with her brother and my sister to toilet paper it. After we’re headed to Tempe for a crazy late night Haloween party.

  154. Wren B. says:

    My husband and I will be enjoying the B and B we are staying at. No trick or treating for us 8(. But enjoying the time off ;). I am from the US. Thanks for the giveaway.

  155. Yessica Gonzalez says:

    Hey Thea, This is Yessica from Arizona in the US.
    I’ll be passing out candy for awhile and then I’ll head to my cousins house along with her brother and my sister to toilet paper it. After we’re headed to Tempe for a crazy late night Halloween party.

  156. Smash Attack says:

    I LOVE Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday. I doubt I will be able to celebrate on Halloween due to work, but I did venture out to Atlanta’s Zombie Apocalypse, which was ridiculously fun!

    Thank you, Thea! SO EXCITED!!

  157. Jenny says:

    Assuming we don’t get too much fall out from hurricane Sandy, then I will be passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. I’m in the USA.

  158. Dana W says:

    Halloween? Well I’m probably not doing anything too special on Wednesday but yesterday I had a GRAND time at a house party in Virginia. Lots of drinks and lots of great costumes! And I’m in the U.S. :). Thanks so much for this fantastic giveaway!

  159. Vanessa says:

    I get to man the door for Early Voting at a library! I live in the US.

  160. Krissy H says:

    I will be taking my son out trick or treating on Halloween and will watch some scary movies. I live in Pennsylvania USA. Thanks for having this giveaway!!

  161. Michelle L. says:

    I’m in the US and have no Halloween plans other than to try to get to a store to buy discount candy…for myself! LOL! I never get trick-or-treaters so it’ll be a quiet night at home stuffing my mouth with candy! 😀

  162. Karin Anderson says:

    I will be working at New York &Co that morning, but hopefully I can meet my friend at the Melting Pot for dinner…in costume of course!

    “Truly Outrageous! Jem is my name, no one else is the same. Jem is my name!”


  163. Natasha H says:

    I’ll be trick or treating with my daughter. She’s a cheetah this year! I live in the US.

  164. Mary Jo says:

    Great Giveaway! I will be over the Pacific Ocean returning to New Zealand on Halloween… I don’t know if Air New Zealand will do anything spooky to cheer us up (12 hour flight SFO to AKL) I am sitting in SF watching the 4th game of the World Series, and cheering on my adopted Giants (Atlanta Braves Fan) as I’ve been here all week having fun in the sun and loving being in a World Series city for the first time ever.
    And yes, I live in NZ when I’m not back visiting family!

  165. Beth Woodfin says:

    Born and raised in the USA.

    For Halloween, my dad is coming down to visit. We’re going to sit in the driveway in our lawn chairs and hand out candy to the kiddos.

  166. Joni Stevens says:

    I’m from Kansas City Missouri USA! My plans for Halloween are just taking my kids trick or treating in our neighborhood. Can’t wait for Lords Fall!

  167. Hopefully staying dry, warm and have power and not living in the land of Oz with Dorothy!! And if we survive here in Maryland and dry out….. A high school football game for Halloween night!

  168. Kathy T. says:

    Passing out candy to the kids in the neighborhood:)
    Texas, USA

  169. Linda Trzaskoma says:

    I’ll be giving out candy to Trick or Treaters at my son’s house. I live off the beaten path, so never get kids at my own house.
    I live in the USA.
    Thanks for a chance to win Lord’s Fall.

  170. Julie Rowe says:

    I’m teaching an advanced English as an Additional Language class for adults. I’ll be trying to explain to people from 7 different countries what the heck Halloween is and why small children will come to their doors and ask for candy…and they have to give them some!


    Cheers, Julie Rowe

  171. Jeannie says:

    I just moved into a new home so my Halloween will be spent unpacking- hope to get finished before Thanksgiving!

  172. Jeannie says:

    Let’s try this again- country of origin is the US, and I will be spending my Halloween unpacking- I just moved to a new home!

  173. Julia Wright says:

    My best friend and I will be handing out candy to all the little ghosts and ghouls in our neighborhood. Fun in the USA!

  174. Fiona Lally says:

    Halloween isn’t something that we celebrate BUT in saying that we’ll be getting together with some friends to have a little party for our kids.
    I’m in Hong Kong

  175. Angely JIbaja says:

    Give out candy and recovering from Sandy Leaves. Flushing New Yok

  176. Jennifer O'Brien says:

    San Diego, Ca USA
    I’m taking my three little girls trick-or-treating around the neighborhood dressed as Pinkie Pie, Hello Kitty, and Dora. Good Times. 😉

  177. Nancy Ambrose says:

    I’m from Canada

    I will be getting horror make-up on for work and when work is done getting candy ready to give out to the kids

  178. Lisa Fritzinger says:

    Depends on Sandy. I was planning to take my dog for a check up to the vet than relaxing for the night. Of course doing this would mean we didn’t get any major damage and have power. Hopefully I have power on Tuesday to see the results…

    Hunkering down in Maryland,

  179. Koryn says:

    I’m going trick-or-treating with my Japanese exchange student, even though I’m 18. She’s never been before, and hey, someone’s gotta show her how to do it! 🙂

  180. Kathy says:

    I will be eating as much candy as I can. USA.

  181. Lena McDowall says:

    I live in the US (Minnesota to be exact) and I have to work that night, however where I work is giving out candy. I get to see the little kids in costume and give them candy. I might go dancing with my sister after work.

  182. ruth locke says:

    USA- I will be hosting an open house. We will have Tex-Mex and halloween cookies. The kids will go trick or treating. :0)

  183. Bought my candy so even if the power is out and stores closed, I’ll have some for the kiddies after work.

  184. Sharon jonquil says:

    I will be spreading deslimed pumpkin seeds on cookie sheets,tossed in a little tamari and baked in Portland, Oregon, while sipping some white wine and admiring little terrors at the door.

  185. Kelli Mcbride says:

    Here in central Oklahoma, USA, I’m painting my niece’s face in whatever character she finally decides on (she won best costume last year, so I have a lot of pressure to outdo that look). I will also give out candy and, alas, grade essays for my college comp classes to give back Thursday.

  186. Amuro4ever says:

    Hi !

    I’m from Thailand. Surprised?
    Eventhough, I’m half way around the world away from US but we will get many Halloween parties here. But this year I got plan to travel aboard on 1st of November then I think I will sit tight at home and pack things out for my trip.

    ps. I’m now expecting ‘The lord’s fall’ at our local book store but it would be very fortune if I could get a special copy with signature.

  187. Sharon Knight says:

    For Halloween my husband and I will be heading to my daughter’s house to had out candy! We don’t have any kids coming around out here in the country.
    We live in the USA. 🙂

  188. Lana Brooks says:

    I’ll be spending Halloween with my kids, but we’re scared all the roads are going to be flooded. Frankenstorm is coming our way! We are in the USA (I just hope we have power so I can check my computer!)

  189. anary says:

    my plans would be to hangout with my friends. Preparing for our annual slumber party. :))

  190. Barbara Elness says:

    My plans for Halloween are to hang out on the computer and hand out candy to the trick or treaters. My neighborhood gets lots of kids – they come by car and get dropped off to trick or treat here, I’m not sure why. So there’s no sense in trying to watch television because I have to keep pausing it every two minutes. 😀 I love seeing the really little kids who are experiencing Halloween for the first time, they’re so cute.

  191. Katie Steffen says:

    I will be keeping our small herd of dogs calm while my Aunt gives out candy to the kids. Or I will be the one handing out candy while my Dad and Aunt keep the dogs entertained and quiet.

  192. Linda Thum says:

    I’m from Malaysia & Halloween is not celebrated here. It’ll just be another day at work then heading off to the gym for my work out after that. But if I win a copy of the book; I’d happily celebrate that!

  193. Tasha says:

    Since I work 2nd shift, I will be missing out on all the Halloween fun. 🙁

    But I’ll still be able to eat the leftover candy the next day (and it’s mostly chocolate so yay!)

    I’m in Atlanta, GA! (Go Falcons!! undefeated so far!!!)

  194. jean says:

    I will be doing a whole lotta nothing halloween.

  195. Kamrin Turner says:

    I’ll be here in California, U.S handing out candy to the neighborhood kids while watching scary movies in between doorbell rings 🙂

  196. Laura Toth says:

    My dad and I fight over who gets to answer the door to give out the candy. In between trick or treaters we stand at the top of the basement stairs and try to reassure our cat, who is hiding down there, that all the strangers coming around don’t signal the end of the world. 🙂
    We’re in Alexandria, VA.

  197. donnas says:

    No plans this year have to work is about it. Hope theres something good on TV by the time I get home though!

  198. Dawn Anderson says:

    I will be taking the kids to a Fall Festival. Games and popcorn balls, woohoo!

  199. JessS says:

    Even though Halloween isn’t really a big thing here in Australia I’m taking my little sister trick or treating. She’s dressing up as a princess and I’m going as a 1920s flapper. Should be fun!!

    Australia 🙂

  200. Mary R. says:

    I’m dressing up as a black cat to lead my kindergarten class (a/k/a the groovy gravies) down the halls for the costume parade. Then we’ll have a little party. Weather is supposed to be really miserable – cold, wet and up to 50 mph winds. I’m just glad the kids went to Trunk or Treat last week and will get to have some fun at school. Country: Good ole USA in the supposed swing state of them all: Ohio. Can’t wait till our Halloween (election) is over and we see them take off their masks – not going to be pretty!

  201. Erica Pillera says:

    We don’t celebrate it here in Western Australia it sounds like fun though, but I will be watching Bloodrayne 1,2 and 3 to be in the spirit.

  202. Jennifer M says:

    NJ, USA
    My daughter is too old for trick or treating and we don’t get many trick or treaters…suspect that I’ll be recovering from cleaning up after Sandy gets done beating up Jersey & checking out any Halloween movies or specials 🙂

  203. Michelle Tan says:

    I am from Singapore! Over here we don’t really celebrate Halloween much, we don’t have children walking around for tricks and treat. But I most likely will be going to the Halloween Night at Universal Studio Singapore to get scared by other people. haha.

  204. Angela says:

    Wow, lots of people have entered……. I guess that means you must be REALLY popular!
    I’m going to send my children out to canvas the neighbor hood with their friends while I hand out candy, and then when they’re in a sugar coma, comb through their bags for any good stuff I might want 😉

  205. Sue says:

    Im going to dress up as a black wing fae and like usual Halloween im going to give different kind of candies and chocolates.

  206. Veronika says:

    No special plans for Halloween as is is not celebrated where I live. Work and a relaxing evening at home is the present plan. Country of origin = Switzerland.

  207. Aukje says:

    I’m currently living in Germany. It’ll be my first Halloween here, so I’ll be waiting to see whether anything is celebrated/done here at all…

  208. Pam P says:

    Going to my sister’s, new nephew first time trick or treating, will be fun and want to see him in his puppy dog costume. Hope Hurricane Sandy doesn’t get in our way for Halloween..


  209. Nietra Stroman says:

    We’re supposed to be in costume. I will be serving hot drinks and trying not to eat the candy?!

  210. N. Wang says:

    I’m probably going to be studying for midterms that are coming up and pondering the release of Lord’s Fall of course!


  211. Claudia says:

    As a precaution, I will buy candy – trick or treat is still not happening everywhere here. But I do spooky decorations every year, I like it so much. There will be a carved pumpkin in front of the door necessarily 🙂

  212. Viki S. says:

    Because I live in the country I don’t get any trick or treaters I’ll just watch a scary movie with some wine.
    Thank you.

  213. Renate says:

    There won’t be much Trick-or-Trating over here in Germany. So I plan on making some Halloween cupcakes for the colleagues at work. And, of course, I’ll wear some black and orange jewellery 😉

    Bun until then I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a chance to win.
    Hamburg, Germany

  214. Irene Jackson says:

    I am in the UK. Thank you for including some International.
    We will be ready with the sweets to hand out as there are lots of small children in this area. I love seeing their different costumes when they come to the door.

  215. Heida says:

    I live in Germany! But there is lots of trick or treating here where we live near Hanau.

    I will be eating pizza (traditional Halloween dinner) with my three men then taking the eldest son out to trick or treat while the husband and younger son hand out treats at home!

    I so enjoy reading you books. Thanks!

  216. Gahler Wendy says:

    In Belgium people don’t go trick or treating because we don’t have that tradition. But we love to make our house homey with lots of pumpkins,halloween candles and figuerines… This year i’m gonna carve a pumpkin for the first time together with my oldest. We also love to bake cookies and cupcakes for this occasion. And of course on TV for me and my husband there are lots of scary movies.

  217. Alina P says:

    Unfortunately nothing… We don;t celebrate in here 🙁 I’d love to dress up 😀


  218. Kitty says:

    We’ve got a Halloween event at the library i work at, and will be scaring myself to death by watching Pan’s Labyrinth when i get home!

  219. Spav says:

    No plans, although I’ll probably watch some scary movie, like Saw or Silence of the Lambs.


  220. Gaby Navarro says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I’m in Mexico.
    We don’t really do parties here but my friends and I are planning on going to the movies and then just hang out! xD

  221. Erica Pillera says:

    We dont really celebrate it here in Australia but I will be celebrating with Bloodrayne 1,2 and 3.

  222. Manu the witch says:

    I am going to work as McGonnegal and will put spiders into every coffee 😉 .. I am from AUSTRIA
    twi twi
    manu the witch

  223. Mairi says:

    We’ll carve out two pumpkins, light them and leave them at the top of the drive. My son and I will then wait for any intrepid ‘trick or treaters’ (we live 6 miles from the nearest town!). I’m from Rushbury in the UK

  224. Corrine Lee says:

    I’m from Canada~!

    I’ll be at home playing the board game “Clue” in the dark with nothing but a lantern lighting the game so my brothers and I can see :3

  225. Wendy Gregory says:

    I’m from the US.
    I live in the middle of nowhere, so I don’t get any trick or treaters and my kids are grown. I plan on watching a movie and relaxing after work.

  226. Dawn Halvorsen says:

    I’ll be handing out candy and watching movies) depending on what the day after Sandy brings). I live in Canada.

  227. Michelle D says:

    I’ll be working a Halloween event in London, United Kingdom
    Halloween with Waterstones with authors Audrey Niffenegger, Erin Morgenstern

    Being cheeky – my parents are in the US…so if I’m lucky enough to be chosen and you’ve used up your international allocation…they’re on their way to visit me in 3 weeks time.

  228. brandi says:

    Hopefully Sandy will not hit us too hard tonight and we will be trick or treating as scheduled come Halloween with out lovely black cat 6 year old in Chesapeake VA god old USA.. pray that Sandy doesn’t muck up the festivities!

  229. Christine says:

    I will be recovering from Hurricane Sandy!!Virginia Beach VA, USA

  230. winnie says:

    My plans for Halloween consists of studying for an exam unfortunately, boo… not so fun 🙁

    Country of Origin: Canada

  231. Becky Self says:

    I live in the United States. I am dressing up and taking my grandkids trick or treating. My grandaughter is going to be a witch and my grandson a monster.

  232. Jessica says:

    I’ll be taking my boys trick-or-treating through my mom’s neighborhood, in Louisiana in the USA. It should be easy, since my three year old refuses to take off his Captain America costume. No fights about what to wear that day at least!

  233. Roianne Nolen says:

    My Halloween will be spent with my daughter and nieces trick-or-treating. We have one that is going to be a princess and one that is gonna be pajama girl, those are my niece’s costumes and my daughter is going as a swan princess from the ballet. It will be freezing cold and absolutely miserable to be out but it will be the best day in the world because my little one will be super excited and the smile on her face will be worth it all. We live in Ohio.

  234. Shiuli Begum says:

    UK -Manchester
    It’s my cousins birthday so we are all going to see her . The usual plan is to curl up n read. As I live in an area of uni students no one does any trick or treating.

  235. Shannon Cook says:

    Hi, I love your series! I’m a ‘room mom’ for my son’s class, so I’m taking photos tomorrow at the pumpkin carving activity for the kids and dad as well as organizing a Halloween party on Wednesday. There is also a costume parade planned and we will also go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. What are your plans for Halloweens? Hopefully something fun!

    We live in the US.

  236. HellyBelly says:

    Swedes are still very confused about this Halloween thing. It was unheard of when I was growing up. It collides with the religious holiday All Saint’s, falling the first weekend in November. People light candle on graves and remember their dead loved ones. So, we tend to get trick-or-treaters BOTH on the 31st of Oct and the closest following Saturday.
    I will probably follow my daugher (7) around the neighbourhood and give sweets to the kids coming to our door.

  237. Anne says:

    I am driving from MN to TX leaving in about an hour, to visit a friend there. I will be dressed in costume and handing out candy with her. She has 2 little girls. The costume is one I made for my daughter when she was 10 and I am shocked I can fit into any of it. I live in Minnesota, USA.

  238. Joshua Fowler says:

    I’m dressing up and working at my library, weather permitting. 🙂

  239. I have just been out to pick up the pumpkins – I’m doing a howling wolf to commemorate my NaNo plan. My oldest wants to decorate one with pentacles as she’s gone all Wiccan! She’s off out to parties so me and my youngest are watching spooky films (probably Coraline) and eating all the sweets we bought for the trick or treaters!

    Country of origin = England

  240. Auraya says:

    I’ll be going on the traditional Halloween walk. We get together with a group of people and make a trip through the countryside. It’s in the dark, just flashlights and torches. It’s a great way to catch up with everyone in your village.
    I’m from Belgium

  241. Doll Suz says:

    Country: U.S. (upstate NY)

    I’ll be reading. I bought my current house in 2005 and not one single child has ever rung my door on Halloween. I’ve stopped buying candy. They may see me as the mean old scary lady that lives up the street. 😉

  242. angel_grace says:

    South Carolina, USA
    I’ll enjoy the employee costumes at work (all in good taste, hopefully!), then go to a friend’s house and help ride herd over two children who are ridiculously excited about dressing up and trick-or-treating 😉

  243. I’ll be inside, in front of the fire with my two black cats for company! Hoping US isn’t too badly affected by Sandy. I’m in Birmingham, UK

  244. Kris Ten-Eyck says:

    I am going to be getting my hair cut in prep for a work trip to DC next week.

  245. RVASarah says:

    While I’m not going out because of work the next day, I will be dressing as Daenerys Targaryen and handing out candy to the neighborhood kids. I love the confused looks I get every year when I tell them who I am supposed to be. 😉

  246. RVASarah says:

    While I’m not going out because of work the next day, I will be dressing as Daenerys Targaryen and handing out candy to the neighborhood kids. I love the confused looks I get every year when I tell them who I am supposed to be. 😉
    Oh, And I’m from Virginia, USA.

  247. I’m planning to give out candy to trick-or-treaters while my husband walks our little boy and our nephew around the neighborhood for their first-ever real trick-or-treating session!

    I’m in the UK, and I can’t wait to read Lord’s Fall!

  248. Peggy says:

    We ‘shell out’ from our garage and usually have a HUGE amount of decorations in the front yard. The kids have to come up to the open garage door and walk under our blow up ‘grimm reaper’ LOL We LOVE Halloween. Still debating how much to put out this year given the expected wind velocities. We’re far enough away that we should just be very wet apart from that. Good luck everyone who’s closer!

    from Ontario, Canada

  249. Lori Van Buren says:

    I will be working on halloween……booo

    country of origin USA

  250. Elizabeth Haney says:

    What an AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!! I will be taking a Spanish test, then taking my son trick-or-treating! Thanks for the chance to win and for writing a kick ass series!!
    I’m in the U.S.A.

    • Elizabeth Haney says:

      Ooops! Plese disregard the first entry. I didn’t think this posted so I entered again! Sorry!!

  251. Elizabeth Haney says:

    I’ll be taking a Spanish test and then taking my son trick-or-treating! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! Good Luck Everyone!!
    I’m in the U.S.A.

  252. Nita says:

    I will be passing out candy. That is if I get any trick or treaters – new place, so I’m not sure. I have candy just in case.

  253. Marie H says:

    For Halloween this year, my daughter decided that we were all going to be vampires! So, my husband and I will be taking her trick-or-treating as a vampire family 🙂 We’re carving our pumpkins tonight, and we’ll be baking our Halloween goodies as well!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Marie (United States Entry)
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  254. kusmiley says:

    We will be going to a neighborhood party, that includes a haunted garage and everyone brings candy and an appetizer or drink for the adults. We section off the cul-de-sac so the kids can play in the street too. From USA

  255. Tracy Courtney says:

    Going to the gym and then handing out candy to the neighborhood kids (hopefully the gym will cancel out any candy I may eat!). USA.

  256. Mikaela says:

    I am in Sweden and we don’t celebrate Halloween ( or at least I don’t…). But I never say no to an excuse to eat candy! :).

  257. Ria says:

    Hi. I live in the Philippines. I’m gonna give out Plants vs Zombies free game coupons instead of candies cause I’m a dentist. 😀

  258. Samantha B says:

    Halloween for me involves a horror movie marathon, interspersed with my favourite Supernatural or Buffy episodes, while giving out candy to trick-or-treaters. It may not be very glamourous, but I have a fun time. ^^

    I have addresses in both Canada and the UK so whichever would work easiest for you will work for me. ^^

  259. Candace B. says:

    I will be giving out candy while having a Hitchcock marathon of The Birds, VErtigo, NOrth by Northwest, and then rounding it out with a non-Hitchcock classic of Rosemary’s Baby because the boyfriend has not seen any of them. I am in the US.

  260. We are doing a food day/chili contest for Halloween at work. Otherwise nothing… 🙂

    US here…

  261. Naomi Lindsey says:

    My 13 year old son and I are dressing as zombies to pass out candy in our makeshift graveyard in our front lawn. Will be super fun!

    • Naomi Lindsey says:

      Ohio, USA – my 13 year old son and I are dressing as zombies to pass out candy in our makeshift graveyard in our front lawn!

  262. Virginia says:

    I’m in the USA. I will be dressing up my papillon as a shark and watching scary movies in between handing out candy to the kids. Hope you have a fun Halloween with baby doll.

  263. Molly says:

    Going to the Halloween parade at my daughter’s school, then trick or treating in the evening. She’s the most elegant 4 year old vampire ever!

  264. Janice says:

    I’ll be handing out candy and enjoying all the little ones costumes. I’m in the USA.

  265. Molly says:

    Duh, I;m in the US.

  266. Stephanie says:

    I will sadly be writing a midterm on Halloween 🙁

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~ Canada

  267. ntzee says:

    Taking my brother trick-o-treating, but hopefully it won’t be raining. Thanks for the giveaway Thea! Good luck to everyone!

    California, USA

  268. DeeAnn says:

    Trick or Treating with the Wall-E and Darth Vader.

  269. christina s. says:

    I will be working at the local used bookstore then watching scary movies and handing out candy! FL. USA.

  270. Raychell Pettijohn says:

    I plan to be curled up reading my kindle with a cup of tea. Thrilling isn’t it..
    CA, USA

  271. Tammy says:

    I’m going to be working late. USA

  272. whitewolfreads says:

    For Halloween we are going to stay home, make some caramel apples, and watch some Halloween movies (including Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas).


  273. CJ Marlin says:

    I will be watching scary movies after spending the day dressed up in costume and giving treats to my coworkers children.
    Country of Origin-USA

  274. Douglas Meeks says:

    Planning on getting out the old Frankenstein doll and handing out candy to about the usual 150 kids, first I have to go back to Sam’s to replace the box of Famous Amos cookies we already ate ….. life is SO unfair.


  275. Yan says:

    We don’t really celebrate Halloween over here so I most likely going to spend that day as I would for any other normal day either working late or studying for my upcoming exams. *sighs

    Country of Origin – Singapore

  276. Laura Annis says:

    I am from Canada. And thanks to Sandy I will be trudging with my kids through the rain and wind for some trick or treating! Should be scary!!

  277. Diem says:

    I plan to enter a halloween door decorating contest.
    I live in the United States.

  278. Diane says:

    Northwest USA-It will be kind of a strange day. I ‘m going to a luncheon at a winery with 7 other friends. I’m dressing up my French Bulldog to go to my pilates class & then we’ll go to dog class.

  279. Zafirah says:

    We don’t celebrate Halloween in my country although some places do organise a party of some sort. As for me, I’ll probably have a sleepover with my close friends and tell ghost stories 😀 I’m from Malaysia btw 🙂

  280. Jessica Smith says:

    I will be passing candy out to the kids. As well as stay in watching Horror Movies all night long eating chinese food for dinner. Eating Halloween candy.

  281. Jessica Smith says:

    Woops I forgot my country of Origin. I’m USA.I will be passing candy out to the kids. As well as stay in watching Horror Movies all night long eating chinese food for dinner. Eating Halloween candy.

  282. Melissa B says:

    I have to work on Halloween, so I plan taking a bag of candy ~ but I’ve got treat bags all made up my sister will be giving out at the house!

    I’m in KY in the states ~ outside Louisville, the Witches demense, as a matter of fact!!
    I’d LOVE to get my hands on Pia & Drago’s story early!!

  283. Kristin P. says:

    This year I’ll be passing out candy at home with the hubbs, just like every other year, only this year. we have an 8-month-old son to share the fun with! We also plan to carve pumpkins with Giants logos since we won another World Series last night! WOO HOO!!


  284. Donna C says:

    We’ll be handing out candy and watching scary movies. Country of origin: USA.

  285. Mels says:

    Cool! Just finished reading book 1 of the elder race and stumbled upon this blog while searching for more of ur books!

    We don’t celebrate halloween although it’s getting more popular in my country now. Will be spending Nov 1 at the cemetary though for All Saint’s Day.

    From the Philippines!

  286. Patricia says:

    I’m from Canada. Looking forward to reading more about Pia and Dragos! No Halloween plans due to work conflict.
    Thanks for the contest!

  287. jennifer says:

    For Halloween, I will be hunkered down watching the rain, hoping there’s not flooding or a power outage— and most definitely dipping into the Halloween candy meant for Treat or Treaters.

    Never had a Hurricane Halloween before in Pennsylvania! Don’t think I’ll want another one either.

  288. Samantha says:

    I have no plans for Hallowe’en – I might try and see some fireworks on 5th November, but on Hallowe’en I’ll mostly either be in the gym or curled up in front of the TV trying to keep warm…

    I live in the UK.

  289. Lyn in Tampa Bay says:

    Handing candy out to the little guys in costume then watching Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin……hey it’s a classic ;o))))))

  290. justine says:

    On Halloween I am actually going to Sarasota where another author is signing a new book. Since I havent been able to go RT or RWA the last few years.. I need to make sure to see them when I can. I can’t wait for Lord’s Fall!!!! YEAH DRAGOS and PIA and PEANUT!

  291. Lora says:

    The halloween parade has been rescheduled for halloween evening due th hurricane Sandy, so I’ll be there after working during the day. I live in the USA.

  292. Elizabeth Z says:

    Halloween morning I’ll get dressed up to go to my 4 yo’s preschool party and run a special Halloween Hat craft with his class. That afternoon, we’ll hand out candy together (we already went trick-or-treating at the local outdoor shopping center).

  293. Kimberly D. says:

    I’m taking my nephew Trick r Treating. Hopefully, he won’t be as greedy with his candy as last year!;)
    Country of Origin:USA

  294. Judy Stevens says:

    Maryland – USA
    I will be spending Oct 31st recovering from our visit from Sandy. :0)

  295. Amy S says:

    Since I have to work the next day, I will be watching the cult classic “Little Shop of Horrors”, 1986 version, and handing out candy to the kiddo’s. Anyone taller than me gets a Dumb-Dumb Sucker. Washington State, USA

  296. Kimberly R says:

    I am taking the kiddos trick or treating.

    Country: United States

  297. Janice Unger says:

    Halloween is my 9th wedding anniversary. My husband and I usually just rent a movie and enjoy each others company. Maybe my hubby will have a surprise for me. 😉 USA

  298. Dawn N says:

    I will (hopefully) be at a Halloween party with my besties from high school! I’m from Philadelphia, PA, USA.

  299. Tracey G. says:

    I’m dressing up and handing out candy along with my dogs and cat who will also be costumed 🙂 the trick or treaters seem to find them really funny.
    From the united states

  300. Arien J. says:

    I’m dressing up as a Victorian zombie and serving tea at the Madison Tea Room (if weather permits)

    from: Warrenton, Virginia

  301. Sabine W. says:

    I will dress up as an angel and hand out all the little gorgeous children candies which are playing trick or treat to me. The ones which are dressed up as well will receive a nice little surprise. Have to think about which they will get lol. Maybe a party is anywhere in my hometown and then I will attend it later.
    I’m from Germany =)

  302. Natasha Liggett says:

    I will be going to the cinema to watch the new james bond film skyfall
    I live in the U.K, London

  303. Mahlet says:

    This Halloween, I plan to drink hot chocolate, listen to creepy music and watch a few scary movies 🙂

    origin: USA

  304. Suzanne L says:

    Work all day then curl up with a good book between answering the door to trick or treaters – UK

  305. Maddie says:

    Hi! I’m from the US! My Halloween plans are pretty simple. My homeschool group’s high school class is planning a costume party for the middle schoolers, so I will be helping with that. I plan on wearing some of my ballet clothes (pointe shoes and all) I plan on being a book character for Halloween, but I haven’t decided which character yet!

  306. Keslynn says:

    I will likely spend a quiet evening at home doing something to honor my ancestors for Samhain and then checking out some scary movies. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll be handing out any candy.

    I’m in the US.

  307. Ashley says:

    I will be “supervising” the candy that my kids want to hand out this year. I will be reading and meditating after I get the hyped up “underwater fairy” and “sock monkey” into bed.

  308. Elizabeth says:

    I plans for halloween are to go to work at the library probably check up on your ebooks yay and then hang out with my friends at a halloween party! I’m from the US.

  309. sonona grams says:

    hi my name is sonona
    i live in charlevoix michigan been … well as for my plans for halloween are i go to work from like noon to nine thirty and halloween in my town ends like at 8pm so i get to miss all the fun of watching all the cute costums then get home stay up till elven ten to see my husband off to work read a chapter of a good book then go to bed hoping a new good book by then lol .. im gonna cross my finers for this

  310. Amanda says:

    Cheers from Canada! This is my first year at university, so I plan to drop in on one of my campus’ halloween parties. It should be a great opportunity to meet new people, not to mention I get to flaunt my awesome female!Loki costume. XD

  311. Valette says:

    I will be making Pumpkin Chocolate-chip bread. Mmmm. -USA

  312. Vonnie Lee says:

    I will be going as a zombiefied version of Alice from Wonderland..

  313. Leslee says:

    Well, it is my 14th wedding anniversary and we have two kids so it will be trick or treating in the early evening. Once the kids are in bed, hopefully we will be snuggled on the couch watching our favorite Halloween movie, Arsenic and Old Lace. I’m in the USA. 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful stories and the sweet contest!!!!

  314. linda wasko says:

    i live in the USA…and for halloween this year i’ll be handing out about 20Lbs of candy to all the trick or tweeters…i get about 150 of them every year!!!

  315. Michelle K says:

    We’re in the US. We’ll be out of town, so we have plans to go out to dinner for Halloween

  316. Antonia says:

    The boyfriend and I have lined up an all day marathon of scary( and not so scary but iconic) Halloween movies and have also stocked up on plenty of refreshments as well. Thankfully we are in the USA and not near Sandy.

  317. Emma says:

    Hi iam from Sweden and me and My boys have bought pumpkins to make Jack lanterns and put candels in them. We rented som nice children horror movies Scooby Doo always works for my boys who are 11 and 9 years old. We watch film eat snacks and have a great cosy time together.
    Love Emma

  318. Mar P. says:

    From the East Coast of the US so Halloween will be spent recovering from hurricane Sandy

  319. Mary Ann Wright says:

    Taking my daughter to trick or treat with her friends, the first time in 14 years not being in our neighborhood! Then handing out treats to our community of kids.

  320. iokijo says:

    I’ll be taking care of my parents, and handing out candy to any kids that venture by.. don’t have many anymore : (

    Thanks for having the giveaway Thea, it’s very appreciated.


  321. Anne k says:

    I’m going to take my little next door neighbours trick or treating!! Dressing up as snow white and they can be my dwarfs!! Haha
    Hello from Melbourne , Australia

  322. Line M says:

    I must admit I have no special plans for Halloween, it is only in recent years that we are starting to have any Halloween celebrations here and as I have no kids I don’t really celebrate it. Might visit with my sister and see what they are up to. Or else visit the grave yard and light candles for departed family members.
    I am in Norway.

  323. Sheila says:

    Taking my boys out Trick-or-Treating in the neighborhood since it is going to be so good weather-wise. Other than that, hoping no one TP’s my house. 🙂


  324. Jess says:

    I’m dressing up as Meg Griffin from Family Guy, and taking my kids trick-or-treating!


  325. Kathy Lange says:

    I will be working on this fun filled night at my job in Huntsville, AL, USA! There are some awesome plans in the works for trick-or-treating around the workplace for children of the employees!

  326. Emilia says:

    I am supposed to meet up with family and friends to take the kids out trick or treating, but with Sandy wreaking havoc I’m not so sure we will be able to. So invade we can’t I’m going to make it a fun halloween night at home 🙂

  327. RebeccaS says:

    My plans for Halloween are to wear my Hobbit shirt shirt (like a tuxedo shirt but with Bilbo’s waistcoat and stuff instead :D), go to my web design class in the afternoon, then hang out with friends.

    I’m in the US.

  328. Sharonda says:

    I’ll be tricking treating w/my son…He’s going as a Ninja Zombie & I’ll be dressed up as a Cougar…rawwrr..lol!

  329. Judi Szabo says:

    I’ll be handing out candy to the kids in my neighborhood & trying to catch them before they ring my doorbell so it’s not stressing out my very senior dog. =)
    Happy Halloween Thea!

  330. Deanna Brady says:

    It will be just me and my youngest daughter trick or treating this year because my 2 oldest girls have decided they are too old and made plans with friends.My first Halloween without all three of my girls,and alot less candy to snatch…lol

  331. Family party with my Child, then Samhain celebration with my Circle.

  332. Nellie says:

    I’m planning on getting some last minute things together before NaNo starts.

    Country is USA.

  333. Ally T says:

    The UK.
    I’ll be watching The Nightmare Before Christmas in bed after working a late, as working in retail I’m more ready for Christmas than Halloween.

  334. Family Party with my Child, then celebrating Samhain with my Circle

  335. J Shattuck says:

    NY, USA
    I’ll be playing cards with my neighbors while riding out Sandy… hopefully not by flashlight.

  336. Jeannie Smith says:

    I’m starting to get stressed about Sandy – I need some good news!!!

  337. Kristine MacRae says:

    Me and my peanut will be stuck home. Boo 🙁 we are getting slammed by Hurricane Sandy 🙁

  338. Milly Taiden says:

    I will be locked inside the house writing…and staying out of the storm. Sandy is shaking the foundations of everything. 🙁

  339. Spending it with my 6 month old granddaughter!!

  340. Kristine MacRae says:

    Oh and we are in the USA

  341. Casey says:

    For Halloween I’m just gong to hang out at my house watching scary movies and eating chocolate. Luckily I don’t have to share my chocolate goodness with strangers because no one ever comes to my house to trick-or-treat – I don’t live around any little kids.

    I live in the US.

  342. Raonaid Luckwell says:

    On Halloween? Nothing really. The sons already did the trick or treating thing on the 27th. Depending on the muse also I could be writing

    Live in the US!

  343. Laura Duval says:

    From Arizona U.S.A

    For Halloween the family is heading over to a friends house for BBQ and trick-a-treating. There’s more kids in that neighborhood so more fun for my son and the adults gets to relax and have a great time as well 🙂

  344. robin priddy says:

    Nothing much. watching tv or reading a book.
    I live in the US

  345. Cheryl Sanders says:

    Now that my kids are grown, I have no one to walk around the neighborhood 🙁 My youngest is 17 but when she was younger we would go to my mother’s and walk the neighborhood trick or treating. My brother lived around the corner so we would end the night there and my little one would hand out candy. We always had so much fun. Ah those were the days 🙂
    Thank you so much for this giveaway! I am from the U.S.

  346. Natasha A. says:

    My plans for Halloween are to sit in my basement and still because I don’t have a front door to hand candy out.

  347. Diane says:

    I’m giving out the candy, I no longer go out; I’m 60 years ol and get more pleasure out of seeing the kids than acting like one.

  348. infinitieh says:

    I’m going to attend the annual Halloween block party.

  349. I’ll be spending Halloween driving an hour to our sister hospital and sitting in on job interviews all day….it will be terribly boring…then will come home to clean up the tree branches in the yard…a lovely trick or treat gift from Sandy…looking forward to a copy of Lord’s fall would certainly improve the outlook! 🙂

  350. Rachel Cadwell says:

    I’m getting dressed in a costume and going to my boyfriend’s hose to hand out candy. 😛


  351. wordgirl says:

    I’ll be taking my kiddos around trick-or-treating on Halloween. (USA)

  352. Sara says:

    I’m spending Halloween handing out candy and watching a twilight zone marathon with family. 🙂 USA!

  353. Linh says:

    I will be studying for my midterm on Halloween. 🙁

  354. Cynthia Cox says:

    I am in the USA! For Halloween I had originally thought of meeting up with my niece and nephew with my border collies but now that’s been canceled due to Frankenstorm so instead I will do my own version of ‘zombie drive-thru prank’! Lots of laughs and good times 😀

  355. Jocelyn Friedrich says:

    Watching Rocky Horror Picture Show and giving out candy provided Hurricane Sandy doesn’t ruin everything!!! – Gaithersburg, MD USA

  356. Lisa Methven says:

    I will be watching a scary movie and passing out candy to the kids trick or treating in my neighborhood 🙂 USA

  357. Anne says:

    I will be trick or treating with my son, he is going to be Batman this year. USA

  358. Cheryl says:

    I will be hanging out candy. I live in theUSA.

  359. Chelsea B. says:

    Oh my goodness! *crosses fingers*
    I’m going to me home, catching up on some scary movies!
    I’m USA.

  360. Angela says:

    I am not sure what I am going to be doing on Halloween. I have a Dr. Appointment. Still recovering from back surgery.


  361. Tonya M. says:

    I work for a non-profit that supports academic research. The big project I have worked on for the last year has a DRM restriction. I am going to dress as the “management” for the “digital rights” with my son’s cop gear (sunglass, handcuffs, badge etc) and “digital rights” on a brief case. I hope the people I work with “get it”. 🙂

  362. Ciera Jenkins says:

    I am hoping to go trick or treating with my dogs and my friends niece and nephew but the weather here is not looking to good for that now. Cant wait to read the book 🙂

  363. Patrice Bell says:

    My plans are work in the morning, but I get to wear my costume!!! Risky ref. the plus side is I get to go home and take my niece trick or treating in her bumble bee costume, I can’t wait!!! I’m in California and the weather is nice enough to get home and enjoy some hot coco after.
    Riverside California

  364. Allison Pratt says:

    I’ll be at work…probably making guests give me candy in order to get inside the community.

  365. Linda B says:

    I will be going to my Mom’s house to help her make candy apples and hand them out to the trick-or-treaters as she is not able to do this by herself due to health issues. Halloween is her favorite holiday and she is so excited to be part of it for one more year! Kansas, USA

  366. Gennesse says:

    I’m going to take my son trick or treating and walking in the costume parade. I’m in the USA.

  367. Xia T. says:

    I’m planning to take a bunch of my little cousins trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. Hope the weather cooperates though. 🙂 USA

  368. Aj says:

    I’ll be helping with my son’s classroom party, taking him trick or treating and doing a ritual to honor the dead (indoors) because it is cold here at night at the upper elevations of the Colorado Rocky Mountains aka USA.

  369. Divya S says:


    Ooohh, I’m planning on a waiting at the doorstep to give out candies to the little kids. Hopefully, Hurricane Sandy won’t leave so much damage the power will still be out on Wednesday.

    Divya S

  370. Cassi Keller says:

    We live right outside Detroit, Mi USA. For Halloween, my children and I are going to the city’s trunk or treat run by the police department. After we get home, we will pass out candy to any trick or treaters then watch a family movie most likely containing dragons as that is my 5 year olds new love 🙂

  371. Linh Nguyen says:

    I’m from New Jersey, US.

    I start off early on Halloween, doing Halloween makeup for my 3 younger siblings and myself; then off to school until 5. Afterwards I’m taking my siblings and baby niece (her first Halloween, just like your Baby Doll) out trick or treating, then a small party afterwards. I cannot wait!

  372. Diane Smith says:

    I’m from Denver Colorado but on Halloween I’ll be in Dallas for a work trip. I’m hoping that my house doesn’t get “tricked” in my absence!

  373. Marilyn Adam says:

    Lordy what a great contest! For Halloween I dress up as a witch, put on the scary haunted house CD, and open the front door VERY SLOWLY to the kids on the step outside. My husband made a skeleton we call “Mr Bones” out of wood, and he hangs on the door rattling as I open it. Too much fun!

  374. Toni says:

    Austin – TX

    Handing out candy to the kiddies and hoping to see my own adult kids on that day. Looking forward to seeing all the different costumes.

  375. Marilyn Adam says:

    Here we go again! I AM FROM THE USA! Lordy what a great contest. For Halloween I dress up as a witch, put on the scary haunted house CD, and open the front door VERY SLOWLY to the kids on the step outside. My husband made a skeleton we call “Mr Bones” out of wood, and he hangs on the door rattling as I open it. Too much fun!

  376. Jessica Woodman says:

    Well, here in the Eastern United States; Maine to be exact, it looks like I’ll be rowing my two boys around house to house and climbing over sandbags just to get them enough candy that they won’t notice when I steal some =:-o

  377. Susan J McQuade says:

    Giving out candy 🙂
    Keene, NH USA

  378. Laura says:

    I will be working at the Waco-McLennan County Central Library in costume checking out books and giving out candy.

    Waco, TX

  379. Cinzia says:

    Hi I’m Cinzia from Italy.
    I’ll stay at home, I’m pregnant and my doctor put me to rest home… So I think I buy a lot of candies for the children.
    Last year they wanted money! No words!

  380. Patty Corcoran says:

    I live in Chicago and will be at the Boyz Town costume parade. Then my roommate and I will watch Hocus Pocus!

  381. This Halloween I will be sitting in a house with no power again, hoping to see some trick or treaters. Freak snow storm last year, hurricane Sandy this year!
    Newtown, CT

  382. Sue says:

    I am going treat or treating with my children.
    Sue from Minnesota

  383. Karen Alonzi says:

    Those of us in MN, USA will carve a pumpkin and greet the trick or treaters with lots of candy. Will also be worrying about my student at NYU braving a hurricane with no power and no family nearby. Now THAT is scary…

  384. Ellen Wortham says:

    Boo Hoo 🙁 cry, cry I have to work.
    I know I missed the cut of time but I thought
    I would post anyway. My Husband took me
    to Gulf Shores for the weekend and I just now
    had a chance to set down at computer and saw this contest. Live in Alabama.