Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Spooktacular blog tour continues here! Come on in, grab a cookie, and join the party! I'm honored to be part of the Shifters blog tour. My latest release has a shapeshifting Native American spirit.
I never thought I'd ever write a paranormal but for me adding spirits to a Native American story seemed natural and seamless. Less of a paranormal and more the norm.
If you're a paranormal reader what is your favorite type of paranormal creature? If you're not a paranormal reader what is your favorite genre to read?
Like I said I never thought I'd write something with a paranormal twist. The abominable snowman on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer scared me as a child. I can't watch commercials for horror movies. I have to close my eyes and ignore what I hear. I've always been a scaredy cat. I don’t care for vampire or werewolf books or movies. I have read a few books with good witches and some ghosts that I like and could believe.
Do you like the movie Casper? I loved the cartoon as a kid and like the movie. There's something about a friendly ghost- Like The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Anyone remember that TV show? My brothers watched the Munsters and the Adams Family. While being a little creepy, they were too klutzy to make me hide my eyes.
But I've always loved Halloween. A night when I could get dressed up and be anything I wanted to be. I only wanted to go trick or treating to get to wear some costume I'd put together for the occasion. When I married, we had many Halloween parties at our house and always helped out with the Fall Carnival at the grade school which fell during Halloween. I dressed up and helped with games. Back then, my husband had a moving floor semi-trailer. We'd fix it up like a haunted house and send kids through, making the floor move and having scary things along the way. And I could set the thing up, go through it in the daylight, but come dark… I couldn't go through--you guessed it--it scared me! I admit. I’m a light-weight when it comes to being scared. I've even had to stop reading some murder mysteries the bad guy was so well portrayed. I barely finished Brenda Novak's White Heat last week because it was getting too intense for me. That's being a big baby!!
I'm attaching my No Fail Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe. These cookies are always light and fluffy no matter how thin you roll them and they taste Yummy!
Cream together ½ Cup Margarine or Butter and 1 Cup sugar. Add 1 egg, 1 ½ tsp vanilla, and ½ cup sour cream. Mix well and add; 3 ¼ cups flour, 1 tsp. soda, and ½ tsp salt. Mix well.
On a floured board, roll out a third of the dough to a 1/4 inch thick use cookie cutters to cut out. Bake at 375° for 5-8 minutes. They shouldn't be brown. Frost with either a buttercream or powder sugar icing. Enjoy! Aprox. 4 doz. depending on the size of the shapes you make.
The next stop on this blog tour is Simone Eden. Hop on over there and see what goodies you can find on her blog. To catch all the blogs on this tour visit Marie Beau the first blog on the tour.
Leave a comment and your name could be drawn for your choice of one of my books. I'll pick a winner on Halloween Night!