Many authors have come together for the Autumn's Harvest blog hop. Get a cup of tea and a cookie and get comfortable. There are giveaways all around and grand prizes. Enjoy and good luck everyone!!
Check here for the Grand Prize Information and check the author's blogs below for their individual prizes.
Here on my blog, you have the chance to win a pdf copy of my novel Autumn Leaves that has just been released from Eternal Press on November 7th! Just leave a comment on this blog to enter the giveaway. The winner will be chosen randomly. Please note that this is overlapping with my book birthday giveaway which is also still going on until November 12th.
THE SCENT OF FIRE AND MAGIC
Autumn smells like fire. It’s the scent of timbers you catch from the fireplaces people start heating again. It’s the memory of small fires to burn piles of fallen leaves in the rural area where I grew up. Change is in the air, and it’s painted in beautiful colors, red, yellow, orange. The days are growing shorter, and you spend more time in the home, with a cup of tea and a good book, some time in the future Christmas and the New Year, on the horizon but not quite here yet.
One of my all-time favorite authors Tess Gerritsen said in an interview that the long and colder winters where she lives on the East coast are perfect for writing. Living on the East coast now, just “a bit” further North, I can testify to that. Instead of spending as much time as possible outside like in the summer, with fall there comes contemplation, going on the inside, starting to look at what the year brought and what the hopes for the next one are.
Autumn is NaNoWriMo too. When I took part for the first time in 2010, I wasn’t sure if I could make it to 50,000 words in thirty days (considering I was working two jobs at the time), but I gave it a try. Those darker, more contemplative days led to “Autumn Leaves”, a novel that is all about the gentle but irreversible change that fall brings, literally, and as a metaphor.
For the second time autumn also means small children coming to the door and demanding candy on October 31st, something that isn’t that much of a custom where I come from. With all those little ghosts, fairies and superheroes walking the streets, it’s not hard to remember the magic that autumn is.Check out the stories of many other participants below! http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/