Guest Post: The Holiday for Scary Things – Coral Russell

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We’re delighted to welcome Coral Russell, author of Amador Lockdown, to the blog today. Coral and her family are clearly getting into the spirit of Halloween as her post reveals.

The Holiday for Scary Things – Coral Russell

Why is the subject of ghosts or spirits so popular? I’m not sure but interest has waxed and waned over the centuries, at least according to the number of times it’s the subject of books. Life after death is interesting since there are a lot of beliefs but not much concrete evidence as to what exactly happens afterwards. Which is probably a good thing. Makes people more inclined to stick around among the living.

But maybe the spirits stick around for the same reason. Life can be interesting. I’ve always been curious about ghosts and scary things. While other girls were reading romance novels, I was reading the latest horror novel. My father told a date once to ‘go check out my closet’ when she remarked how ‘nice’ I was. He wasn’t implying I wasn’t nice, just that for being such a nice girl I had an unusual reading habit. She checked out my closet filled to the brim with horror novels and come to think of it, she never came back. I’m sure it was my dad’s fault, not my taste for horror novels.

Halloween is my favorite holiday because it is okay to like scary stuff and play dress up and gorge yourself on candy. I don’t dress up anymore. Instead I watch scary movies or read while I ‘ohhh’ and ‘ahhh’ over the kids in cute costumes that drop by for candy. This year my daughter has embraced anime so is going as Death the Kid. My husband who never expressed any interest in dressing up completely surprised me by deciding to go as Ezio from Assassin’s Creed. Both costumes were not cheap so I’ve insisted they re-use them for many years to come!

About Amador Lockdown (2011)
Amador LockdownSomething has moved into the Amador Hotel. Hector, Marcos, Bev, and Tony of the Paranormal Posse are called in to either debunk the haunting or get rid of whatever is causing the problems. With the surprise arrival of Hector’s son, he tries to keep his professional and personal lives separate, but whatever is haunting the Amador Hotel has other plans.

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About Coral Russell
Coral Russell won the 2003 McCaleb Peace Initiative which produced the non-fiction articles Peace on the Peninsula about South Korean’s view on reunification. You can also find various articles written by her on Technoratiand BlogCritics. After winning a fiction writing contest (a fluke), she caught the fiction bug. An encounter with something paranormal on a local ghost tour inspired her to start writing the ghost hunter series.

Her titles include Peace on the Peninsula, Twelve Worlds, Playing with Fire, The DIY Guide to Social Media Marketing and eBook Publishing, and Amador Lockdown.

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I was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England and have always been a bookworm and enjoyed creative writing at school. In 1999 I created the Elencheran Chronicles and have been writing ever since. My first novel, Fezariu's Epiphany, was published in May 2011. When not writing I'm a lover of films, games, books and blogging. I live in Barnsley, with my wife, Donna, and our six cats - Kain, Razz, Buggles, Charlie, Bilbo and Frodo.
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