Friday, August 28, 2020


Going a million miles a minute these days and almost missed this fun chat with Roxanne!

SC: Tell me a little bit about this book.

RR: A friend directed me to Skyhorse Publishing; she let me know that they wanted to publish a Halloween DIY book. The idea for Pumpkins and Party Themes just popped into my head like magic. I contacted them with my idea and they asked for a full outline of the book with sample chapters. I quickly put together a book proposal and they loved it.

SC: Well who doesn't love Halloween? We sure do around here. Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?

RR: Oh yes. I’ve had many strange experiences. My house has several unique spirits including 3 women and a man in a top hat. The female spirits are an old woman, a middle aged woman in business attire and a young woman maybe late teens early twenties. The middle aged woman in business attire just seems to be a residual imprint on a loop. She’s most often seen on Saturday mornings around 7am. She just walks through the living room. That’s it. The other two women are very active and sometimes interactive. The man in the top hat is just there. A watcher or guardian, perhaps. He only seems to be seen by children.

The final chapter in my book, Haunted Flint, delves into some of my experiences in my home. I also have also written some accounts of the spookiness on my site Links to them can be found in the sidebar under the heading Haunted Places, Ghost Stories, & Urban Legends.

SC: Oooh! I would love to bring my gear to your house an investigate. What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?

RR: I have several non-fiction books that are in the research and develop phase and a couple that are in the proposal stage seeking a publisher. Ghosts, monsters, haunted places… whichever one finds a home first will be the next book to be published.

SC: Well, it's always a pleasure to have to stop by. Let's take a look at your novel now.

50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse 
Release Date: August 4, 2020
ISBN-10: 1510751165
ISBN-13: 978-1510751163

Book Description:

Bring your Halloween party theme to life with these quick tips and tricks!

Pumpkins and Party Themes features ten unique party themes with five do-it-yourself pumpkin designs for each theme. The pumpkin projects have a variety of decorating ideas that include carving, painting, and mixed media craftiness and easy-to-follow steps on each creation. Author Roxanne Rhoads also includes quick ideas on how to bring the theme to life through d├ęcor, costumes, and activities. These fun party themes range from gothic elegance to Edgar Allan Poe, under the sea, let's get literary, and more!

With beautiful full-color images to illustrate the tools needed, steps to follow, and final products, this book makes for the perfect gift for Halloween enthusiasts and party hosts alike!

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About the Author:

Roxanne Rhoads is an author, book publicist, mixed media crafter, and lover of all things spooky.

Her books include the Amazon Bestseller Haunted Flint and Pumpkins and Party Themes : 50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life.

She is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours, a virtual book tour and social media marketing company. She operates a Halloween blog- A Bewitching Guide to Halloween and sells handcrafted jewelry, art, and home decor through her Etsy store- The Bewitching Cauldron.

When not reading or writing, Roxanne loves to craft, plan Halloween adventures, and search for unique vintage finds.

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A Bewitching Guide to Halloween

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