LETTERS FROM MOON HILL: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Welcome back to October. Our time is here once again, and every fiber of my peculiar makeup is shivering and shuddering in anticipation. Each day is a brilliant, auburn surprise. Every moment is a sliver of autumnal delight. Craggy orange pumpkins have again taken over storefronts and stoops; apples are piled high in baskets and displays. Yes, October is here, and we are ready.

I’m sitting at my desk, drinking a cappuccino dusted with chocolate and cinnamon. My Halloween playlist is on Spotify, and outside my window a cool breeze confers with colored leaves. On the street below, specters of Moon Hill traipse through hidden corridors, just behind the trees. They travel as falling leaves and reappear outside a window. Then, inches from your neck, reaching and tickling. Impatiently hungry.

Let’s not keep them waiting.

I do hope you give the reprint of my debut novel a chance. It was a joy visiting with Marty, Naomi, Corey, and Anna again after so many years, and I’m excited for those who are meeting them for the first time. You’re in for a treat. And perhaps a few tricks.

Happy Halloween, my friends. And as always…

Breathe deep of the night.