Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Author Interview - Pumpkins and Party Themes 50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life By Roxanne Rhoads

- What is your day job?

I’m a book publicist. I set up virtual book tours, events, and social media promotion for authors.

- If you wrote a book about your life what would the title be?

Stuck in the Liminal 

- What is the hardest thing about being an author?

Balancing time to both write and promote.

- What is the best thing about being an author?

Creating something out of nothing, starting with a blank page and turning it into a book. Words are magic.

- Have you ever been star struck by meeting one of your favorite authors? If so who was it?  

Oh yes, several times. Some of the most notable are Kim Harrison, Laurell K Hamilton and Jeaniene Frost.

When I met Jeaniene Frost and gave her my name to sign my book, she said “Oh I’ve heard of you,” and I almost died. She had heard of me!!!

- What book changed your life?

Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice is what really started my love affair with vampires.

- What were your some of favorite books growing up?

I read everything I could get my hands on. Mysteries and Gothic Romances were my favorites. I loved the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Trixie Beldon mysteries.  I searched the library stacks for anything that had ghosts, witches, and other paranormal elements.

- What books are currently in your to be read pile?

So, so many. Currently I’m reading The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. All of them. Back to back, with a few other books in between so I don’t burn out.

- Which do you prefer eBooks, print, or audio books?

Nothing beats the feel of a print book and I will always cherish my print books but I’ve switched over to mainly eBooks now because of my vision. Reading eBooks on my tablet’s Kindle app allows me to read without any external light, I can adjust the backlight on the screen, and I can enlarge the font for easy reading.

50 DIY Designs to Bring Your Halloween Extravaganza to Life

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse 
Release Date: August 11, 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 décor, 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.

Amazon Author Page

A Bewitching Guide to Halloween

Author Website http://www.roxannerhoads.com  

Bewitching Book Tours www.bewitchingbooktours.com  

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