The best month of the year

It’s October, and I love it. Things are cooling off after the outrageous summer we had. Leaves are starting to turn, and everything feels right again.

I was an October baby, so maybe that’s part of it. Old What’s Her Face made me some pumpkin cinnamon rolls for breakfasts. They’re nothing fancy, just the Pop & Fresh kind, but it was sweet of her.

I’ve been working my way through a variety pack of pumpkin beers from Elysian brewing. The Dark ‘O the Moon Pumpkin Stout is really good.

Pumpkin isn’t the only Fall flavor in my world. Mom sent up some of her homemade chokecherry jelly. I would have preferred syrup, but I had it on a pancake this morning anyway. It’s a taste of Fall from my childhood.

We’ve been fiddling with Halloween themed shows to watch. RL Stein has a more adult themed series of films on Netflix. Old What’s Her Face loved the first one, but I had a tough time getting into it. It’s a long month, so there could be something good coming up.

She used her birthday money and bought a Traeger Grill. She loves her gadgets and had to have the one that connects to her phone via wifi. She likes the idea of adjusting the temps while out doing other things. This meant she had to name it. She called it “The Chamber of Barbecue Secrets.” I figured you guys would get a chuckle out of that, I did.

Things are going to get busy at Entertaining Stories, too. I’m taking the entire Hat Series out on tour. This involves having written a bunch of unique posts, so they’re all worth reading. I’ll reblog everything here in an attempt to drive traffic to my hosts. There are going to be some free days, so if you’ve wanted to get into this series, this is a good month to dive in. One volume per week, and it all kicks off at Teri’s Bad Moon Rising event. Promoting a paranormal series in October feels like the right thing to do.

It’s important to support your hosts. If any of you feel so inclined, share the posts from their sites. This could boost their traffic and net them some new followers.

I’ll be watching the comments all month, so let me hear from you along the route.

I sent the second to last chapter of Good Liniment out to my critique group, and Lanternfish is in the hands of my formatter. This means starting all over again when I publish Lanternfish, and getting ready for Good Liniment in the late winter sometime.

Are any of you excited for Fall, October in general, or Halloween? Let me hear from you.

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28 responses to “The best month of the year

  1. Definitely looking forward to Halloween. Though more the day after when I can buy discount candy. October is always messy around here, but it ends on a sugary note.

    Pumpkin cinnamon rolls sound good.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano

    Temps in our area have dived, though midday warms up. I love October as well. Good luck with your tour and if I can help with hosting, just let me know.😊

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  3. I enjoy October. The daytime temps are in the 90s, and then it cools off to the 60s. I’m not a fan of pumpkin anything, so the season’s taste is wasted on me.
    Best wishes on your tour.

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  4. I love October, although I miss the Octobers we used to have. We’re still using air-conditioning here and likely will all month.

    Bad Moon Rising is a lot of fun. Just came from today’s post.

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  5. Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year. There is just such a relief coming out of summer! And I love all the pumpkin flavors everywhere. I bought pumpkin spice coffee at Trader Joe’s and it’s good! The pumpkin cinnamon muffins sound good too. I will be supporting you on your tour with Lizzie and The Hat, and if you need a blog spot, mine is available! Best wishes!

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  6. Pumpkin cinnamon rolls – yessss! Thanks for the shoutout, Craig.

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  7. I’m a summer kind of gal, but I LOVE October. The whole month embodies autumn for me.

    I’m going to have to look up that R.L. Stine series on Netflix. Fun post, Craig!

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  8. D.L. Finn, Author

    It’s my favorite time of year!

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  9. It’s a great idea promoting your entire series for October. Good luck with Lizzie! And pumpkin rolls and pumpkin beer sound like a great kick-off for your birthday month. I’ve never had a chokeberry, but I love almost any fruit preserve or jam. Enjoy!

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  10. We aren’t as rabidly into Hallowe’en as we were when our kids were young. But, we still put up a few decorations and hope to get a few trick-or-treaters wandering by.

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  11. I feel like I am actually starting to function again too. 🙂

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  12. Victoria Zigler

    Fall and Winter are my favourite seasons. I much prefer cooler weather – snow being my favourite, but I’ll take anything that’s not overly hot – and then there’s the various holidays (especially Halloween) and my birthday (I’m a November baby). Bring on the pumpkins and spooky fun! 🙂

    Oh, and I always head over to the host site and share the post around if you reblog something where you’ve been featured, even if I mostly don’t bother to comment.

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  13. My favorite month of the year! Also my birthday month. 😉 Hence why I’ve been absent thus far.

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  14. I’m an October baby too. So is my mother-in-law. It’s a great month! I just watched Don’t Listen on Netflix. If you don’t mind subtitles, it’s a good movie.

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  15. My favorite month too. I wonder where I can find pokeberry jelly?

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