Hi, Martha. Welcome to Meghan’s House of Books. Thanks for joining us for this year’s Halloween festivities. What is your favorite part of Halloween?

Martha: The decorating and shopping for decor.

What is your favorite Halloween tradition?

Martha: There are so many things I like about Halloween, but I really like the tradition of caramel apples and costumes.

If Halloween is your favorite holiday (or even second favorite holiday), why?

Martha: The best way I can explain it is the creepiness is beautiful. Like purple and green Halloween lights or a red goth rose.

What are you superstitious about?

Martha: I am superstitious about broken mirrors.

What/who is your favorite horror monster or villain?

Martha: Chucky from Child’s Play.

Which unsolved murder fascinates you the most?

Martha: The drowning of Natalie Wood.

Which urban legend scares you the most?

Martha: The Jersey devil.

Who is your favorite serial killer and why?

Martha: I don’t have one.

How old were you when you saw your first horror movie? How old were you when you read your first horror book?

Martha: I was 7, it was The Exorcist. It was scary I didn’t finish watching it. I was glad my dad was in the room. He didn’t like it either. I was in my twenties and I read the ghost story Julian’s House. I loved it. He died there and it wasn’t that scary.

Which horror novel unsettled you the most?

Martha: Pet Sematary, it seemed to be describing the terror of the story and now I know that’s what horror is supposed to do.

Which horror movie scarred you for life?

Martha: The Exorcist, I have had some unsettling dreams about it. I wouldn’t recommend it as a Halloween movie. I actually tried to read it on kindle unlimited and didn’t make it past the first chapter.

What is your favorite Halloween costume?

Martha: A Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters one would make a really good Halloween costume.

What is your favorite Halloween-themed song?

Martha: I actually have a lot of really good Halloween songs, but I love The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack (esp. This is Halloween).

What is your favorite Halloween candy or treat? What is your most disappointing?

Martha: Candy Corn is my favorite, and my most disappointing is marshmallow eyeballs with jelly in the middle. I ate too many and I broke out a long time ago.

Top 3 Halloween Movies (or movies you think we should watch at Halloween):
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Van Helsing (I just love female vampires)

Top 5 Halloween Books (or books you think we should read at Halloween):
Mrs Rochester’s Ghost (A great twist on Jane Eyre) by Lindsay Marcott
The Haunting Of Goldville Cemetery by Carrie Bates
The Meadows by London Clarke
All Hallows Eve by Chelsea Luna (Chelsea Bellingeri)
The Haunting Of Winchester Mansion by Alexandra Clarke

Martha has studied writing with Writer’s Digest and has an associates degree in Social Behavioral Science. She has also written poems and songs and even studied screenwriting and horror. She still practices writing and likes getting writing prompts. Her favorite author is V.C. Andrews.

The Mystery of Frankenstein’s Bride
When love takes a turn, what are you willing to do to keep it?

Terra’s love life is a monster so she sets out to see her old flame Nathaniel Johnston. But when she finds he is no longer living either, eternity is theirs. Bringing him back will get her a husband because of her passionate feelings for him.

Johnston is her new life, but when they are on their honeymoon in Germany things take a bad turn. The castle they stay in creates too much distance between the two.

Can she get closer to him before it’s too late?

Love On All Hallows Eve
On All Hallows Eve Terra meets Bobby. He pretends to be a real vampire to her and they start dating. When they find out, Bobby and his friend, she is the undead bride of Frankenstein they have a violent breakup. After when Terra is haunted she gets the help of psychic Rose. The hardest part is for Terra to let go of the machine that brought her and Frankenstein to life.

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