My Favorite Time of Year

October Treats and a Giveaway

SidewalkPumpkinFall has arrived here in southern Ohio, and though the leaves haven’t begun to change, I can feel the difference in the air.  I love this time of year.  The weather is awesome and at the end of the month, we celebrate my favorite holiday: Halloween.  (I bet you didn’t see that coming.)

But Halloween isn’t the only thing I’ll be celebrating this month.  The Final Formula just turned two.  (It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since I released it.)  In celebration, I’m putting together a few fun things to share on my website this month.  I’ve got a new alternative point-of-view scene from The Final Formula.  This scene is in Rowan’s POV and immediately follows the last scene I did in his POV.  I’ll be posting it as soon as beta readers give it a look for typos.  (If you didn’t get to read the first one, it’s offered as a bonus when you sign up for my newsletter.  If you’d like to learn more about my newsletter, I did a post about it here.)

I’m also putting together another character interview.  I’ll be chatting with Addie this time, so if you have a question for her, please leave it in the comments section below.  I’ve also been soliciting questions over on my Facebook page if you like to hang out there.

During the final week of October, I’ll be doing a giveaway over at The Fussy Librarian.  Five winners will get their choice of a signed paperback copy of The Final Formula or an ebook copy of my bundle, The Final Formula Collection.  The giveaway goes live on October 25th and runs through October 31st.  I’ll post a reminder when it gets closer.

Finally, I’m working on a Halloween themed short story.  I hesitate to even mention it because sometimes these things don’t come together like I envision, but if it does, I would love to share it as a Halloween treat for all my awesome fans.  Wish me luck!

Oh, if you’re wondering about the picture…  That’s a shot of the pumpkin growing in the middle of our sidewalk.  Apparently, a stray seed from one of last year’s pumpkins made it into the flower bed.  The kids wanted to let it grow and look what we got!  It’s the only pumpkin on the vine, but it’s a big ‘un.  🙂


  1. Congratulations on two years of awesomeness! Addie and co still remain my favourites. Can’t wait for another rowan pov.

    • Thanks so much! The Rowan POV should be ready very soon. 🙂

    • Love the books. Addie is strong and Ian is great and cute. Always sad though when it gets close to the end. You just want to know more,almost like family.

      Lisa Go Bucks.

      • Hi, Lisa. Glad you’re enjoying the story. Thanks for reading!

  2. Michele

    Your Final Formula series is marvelous!! I just love the little extras you give too! Looking forward to hear some of the things Addie will have to say! LOL

    • Thanks! I enjoy the character interviews. Readers often ask questions I haven’t even considered. 🙂

  3. I think your kid’s pumpkin in the sidewalk is funny! I would paint a face on it and let it grow more.

    I enjoyed your first book, The Final Formula. I just bought the collection from Book Bub.

    I don’t like horror books or movies as a general rule except when they are humorous. Yours fit my criteria. I hope the rest are as good or better.


    Jeanne Cockcroft

    • Thanks, Jeanne. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. 🙂