Friday, October 28, 2022

Zombies, Pumpkins, and Spooky Stories, What's not to Love About Halloween? By Connie Vines

 I’ve written about my love of Halloween, my fondness for Classic Universal  Studio Monster movies, and my belief that the novel "Dracula" is a tortured love πŸ’•story.

If Halloween is your fun-kid-friendly holiday, you're probably familiar with many exciting and spooky facts. But we've got some Halloween trivia questions and answers that will entertain your guests and your trick-or-treaters if they dare to ask. πŸŽƒπŸ¦‡πŸ‘»πŸ§›

🐺 Black and orange were deliberately chosen as Halloween colors because of the fall-winter connection the day represents. Orange symbolizes the warmth of autumn and the last of the harvest season, while Black represents the cold, dark, and long winter.

πŸŽƒPumpkins are technically a fruit. Pumpkins are members of the gourd family, including cucumbers, cantaloupe, zucchini, and melons. 


Answer: True.  

Women used to perform "rituals" to help them find their future husbands. 

🍎 Women tossed apple peels over their shoulders, hoping they'd see the shape of their future hubby's initials on the ground. 

πŸ•― Another involved a woman standing in front of a mirror in a dark room and holding up a candle to see their future husband's face. 😨 (too scary for me!)

I also enjoy baking πŸ˜‹. Pumpkin Bread? No. Banana Bread 🍌🍞 because..well, a bunch ripens so very quickly! Halloween Cookies will be in tomorrow's oven.

I hope you enjoyed the Halloween Trivia featured today.


Smashwords is holding a Super(natural) Sale on all BWL books this month!!

Load up your cart πŸ™‹πŸ›’and 'treat' yourself with Howling good reads!

Reviews for "Here Today, Zombie Tomorrow"

Alive, Steampunk novelist Meredith Misso worked hard at living the perfect SoCal celeb life. Now that she is a Zombie, it’s all about the make-up, non-vegan lifestyle, and her soon-to-be ex, who somehow managed to Velcro himself back into her life.

Novella length: “Quirky, Sassy, and Fun! ~Authors Den Review


First Line: “You and Elvis have done a great job on this house,” Meredith said as her older sister led the way downstairs toward the kitchen, where the tour began.


Meredith Misso, a thirty-two-year-old raised from the dead and living undead for the last six months, goes through a heck of a time pretending to be something she no longer is, so she breaks off her longtime relationship. Viktor, her ex, has his own reasons for throwing in the towel.

Ms. Vines writes quite a fun spin on the supernatural, the romance, the break-up, and the surprises, all leading to a happy ending. An excellent page-turner, captivating and humorous, and it left me smiling. I would enjoy reading another of Ms. Vines’ books. 

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!

Happy Halloween 



  1. Enjoyed the trivia. Also have enjoyed your books

  2. Thanks for sharing, Connie. Wishing you a Happy Halloween as well.

  3. Yum! Pumpkin bread! You have so many stories to tell...


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