Happy Halloween! Welcome to the Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop. With over 60 authors participating, there are plenty of opportunities to win prizes, including one of the grand prizes.  

Enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post for a chance to win the hop-wide grand prize.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win an e-book copy of my first novel, Flowers for Megan, which was re-released in September by Salt Run Publishing and includes a bonus chapter and a very Halloween-worthy new cover. I'll be drawing for the winner Halloween night.

Interested in winning a cute little owl-shaped Scentsy burner plug-in and an autumn-scented scent bar? Just like my Facebook page. When I reach 200 followers, I'll be drawing a winner. Here's the link www.fb.com/gloriamarlow.author

I envy bloggers who can just think up things to talk about. I am not one of them. I open my blog, and I write ten sentences - well, I write one and delete it, write another and delete it, etc., ten times. That's ten sentences, right?

I'm a writer, so you would  think it would be easy for me to write a brief blog post or short story, publish it to my blog, and go about my business. You would think that, but you would be wrong.
Writing a full length book isn't as difficult for me as trying to come up with a topic for a blog post and write about it.

It would make sense this time of year for me to write about autumn, which just so happens to be my favorite season. You would think I could find a few words to say about my favorite foods being in season this time of year, particularly mustard greens. You would think I could write about the smells, which aren't limited to cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. (Although I appear to be in the minority, I'm of the firm belief not everything needs to smell or taste like pumpkin pie.)

You would think I could write about pumpkins, one of my favorite things in the entire universe, or my favorite color - orange- which is the autumnal color. You would think I could find the words to describe the cooler, crisper air - yes, even in Florida, the air changes this time of year - or the excitement of seeing all the holiday decorations lining the shelves of the stores. You may even think I should be able to discuss how totally okay I am with Jack-o-Lantern, Tom the Turkey, and Santa all sharing the same space on store shelves.

You would think the words would just flow from me like water from a well, filling up this blog with my in-depth knowledge and opinions of all things "Fall". But, of course, you would be wrong.


Twelve years ago, Megan Hardy came home from school to find most of her family brutally murdered. Now she is leading a peaceful and contented life helping others cope with grief. Until she begins having nightmares that bring her closer and closer to seeing the face of a killer...
Twelve years ago, Will Kincaid was Megan's closest friend. Unable to deal with his and Megan's shared agony after her family's murders, he left town intending never to return. Now he has no choice but to go back and face the terrible memories, and the girl he left behind...

Will's arrival in town stirs forgotten emotions, long dormant memories, and awakens the evil that stalked them that summer day twelve years before. Suddenly, people Megan cares about are turning up murdered, and with each victim, the killer sends her a message.

In her mind, the pieces are falling into place. She knows she recognized the face inside the killer's mask, but will her fractured memory piece itself together before it's too late? As the killer closes in, Megan and Will must face the fact that the love they once had for each other still simmers between them—before Megan becomes the final victim.

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  1. LOL!! I thought I was the only one who wrote 10 sentences that way.
    Book looks great.

  2. Thanks for the chance!!! I am excited!! joelybogan@aol.com

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. Liked your FB page.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  4. Visited and liked your FB page - and congrats on the rerelease of your book - Love the cover!
    katie.osullivan at yahoo dot com

  5. LOL Well, I think you did a pretty good job AND got more than 10 words down too! Thanks for participating in my Hop! Happy Halloween!

  6. Your book sounds so good. I love a good mystery, and a little romance never hurts. I liked you FB page.

    videoclimber AT yahoo (dot) com

  7. Ten sentences? Heck, I'm lucky sometimes if I can get ten words out. ;)


  8. I find it hard to write blog posts too - I think novels are much easier! I 'cheat' by having guest authors on my blog. As well as enjoying promoting them it fills in the blanks and saves me having to write posts so often!

  9. Thanks for the comments, everyone! And the Facebook likes. Hywela, that's the best way I've found to get something on my blog regularly, too. And Melissa, thanks for having me on the blog hop!


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