A Halloween Recap (and Awesome News!)

My girlie and I had a fantastic Halloween! Her costume was a hit, and she scored more treats than she’ll be able to finish in the next YEAR. As promised, a few pictures from the big day…

Headed out to the Preschool Halloween Bash.

Jack-o-lantern pizza… fun!

My girl wore her blonde wig for the official trick-or-treating, and I dressed up as Hermione. My scarf is obviously from Hogwarts. 🙂

Ready to hit the streets…

Treats!

Checking out the haul…

During the above candy count/inspection, I was checking my email (as all good writers frequently do). Well, imagine my surprise and excitement when I read a note from  The Bookanistas asking me to be a part of their amazing group!

Here’s a bit more about The Bookanistas:

We are a group of writers in various stages of the publishing process who have banded together to recommend/review the special books of our peers. Combined, we reach over 10,000 followers. (Crazy right?!) We recommend and review all kinds of children’s books, but focus mainly on YA, middle grade and now, picture books. (yes picture books too! Shocker!). As fellow writers, we have decided to only recommend books we absolutely LOVE, therefore, we do not post anything negative! Yes, that’s right! We give nothing but love! We post every Thursday covering a variety of book topics– upcoming ARCs, books we love, diamonds in the rough, classics, and even dish out some cover love from time to time.

How awesome is that?! I’m thrilled, of course. The Bookanistas write fantastic book reviews, and I’ve wanted to be a member for months. And now it’s official! I want to extend a big thank you to all of the Bookanistas for taking me on, and especially Carolina Valdez-Miller and Jessi Kirby for their help and  support when I approached them about the group. You girls are amazing!

So, what does it all mean? Well, you can expect an influx of Thursday book reviews right here on my blog, plus links to reviews and posts from all of the other Bookanistas!

Win-win for all of us, I think. 🙂

So, here’s to November! Let’s hope this month continues its journey down the road of positivity, especially for my blog friends who are participating in NaNo… Good Luck, and Happy Writing!

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28 responses to “A Halloween Recap (and Awesome News!)

  1. Congrats! And that pizza IS fun!

  2. That is great news!!! It’s a great group to be part of. Yay! Katy!

  3. Congrats! Looking forward to your reviews

  4. Congrats on joining The Bookanistas, and how cute does your daughter look?

  5. That’s awesome, Katy! Will have to check them out. Oh, and that pizza pic is totally making me hungry even though it’s 8:30am here 🙂

  6. It’s great to have you on board, Katy! Looking forward to your reviews.

    Your little tyke looks gorgeous! I have a feeling she’d get along well with my Little Bean. They’d spend hours playing princess.

  7. I couldn’t stop laughing at the pizza and congrats on the Bookanistas!

  8. Yay. What a great set of pictures!!!! And congrats on the blog!!!

  9. Yay! Congrats! I can’t wait to read your first post. (But I’m not sure if my pocketbook can handle all these new additions to the TBR list. 🙂

  10. YAY! I always LOVE your reviews and so look forward to more! Congrats!

    And your daughter is adorbs. Glad you all had a happy Halloween. 🙂

  11. I just ate a pizza, and that still looks super yummy.

    Yay for the Bookanistas! 😀

  12. That’s awesome, Katy! Both about your Halloween festivities and the Bookanistas. 🙂 I look forward to reading your reviews!

  13. Great pictures! I’ll check back for your Bookinista reviews.

  14. Aw, your princess is adorable! And congrats on joining the Bookinistas! I love your book reviews anyhow, so I’m glad to see they’ll be a weekly feature. 🙂

  15. Thanks so much, Tracey! I’m really excited to start reviewing. 🙂