Happy Halloween! Book Trail — Off the Beaten Path — plus Giveaway!

The WINNER of the MUSTACHE prize pack offered on this post is KATRINA (@Bookishthings).

Congratulations Katrina!

300x300xHBT14-Off-the-beaten-path-300x300.jpg.pagespeed.ic.Jtg4gjig0xHappy Halloween! If you are here because you’re participating in the Halloween Book Trail, check out my answers to the following questions and continue your journey! Right now, you are Off the Beaten Path! (But note, there is also a giveaway right here on this blog and it is super cool too!) Directions for this giveaway follow. If you’re here because you follow this blog, check out these Halloween themed questions I answered to be part of trail. Answers involve me, or my characters from The Boy Problem! You can enter this blog’s giveaway.

Blog Followers: If you haven’t seen the guidelines for the Halloween Book Trail, click HERE and join the fun. About forty authors are participating and you can win lots of fantastic signed books and more. All participants in the Halloween Book Trail AND all blog followers are eligible for the giveaway on this blog so read the directions below and post your answer.

With Halloween, zombies, and the like in mind, I answered these interview questions:

  1. For any spirited, entrepreneurial teen that’s ever had a crush, this sweet read is sprinkled with lessons on life, love, and business. -- Kirkus Reviews

    For any spirited, entrepreneurial teen that’s ever had a crush, this sweet read is sprinkled with lessons on life, love, and business. — Kirkus Reviews

    If your MC went trick or treating, what would they dress up as and why?   I’m going to answer this for a secondary character from The Boy Problem because I know EXACTLY what she would wear. Pri loves cupcakes and helps Tabbi, the MC, launch a cupcake selling business to raise funds for a hurricane damaged school. There is a super cute cupcake costume online right now and my daughter just had to have it a few years ago when she was in middle school. I have no doubt that Pri would want that cupcake costume too! Tabbi, the main character, would probably be a fortune teller, because she is busy trying to predict the future.

  2. What scares the pants out of you? Things that go bump in the night. Now that I have a big dog with a loud bark, these things are less scary!
  3. What is your most embarrassing Halloween costume malfunction? Once, I was a Q-tip for Halloween. It was hard to keep that large pile of cotton on my head.
  4. What is your favorite Halloween memory? In middle school I went Trick or Treating with a group of friends and we were the characters from The Wizard of Oz. I was Dorothy, and my mom helped me make glittery red shoes. This was before you could just buy things like that so we had to find red shoe polish and dye an old pair. Then add glitter, of course!
  5. Would you rather be covered in slime or covered in blood? Slime! People who live down here near the marsh where I do aren’t too afraid of slime.
  6. If the zombie apocalypse happened (and it will), what would be your weapon of choice? I’m wondering if strobe lights and a disco ball would freak out zombies enough to give me time to escape. If so, I’m in for that!
  7. 20141023_135117Please share a photo of your favorite Halloween costume you’ve worn. This was definitely not my favorite costume, but hey, it is the only one I could find a picture of. Here, I was about eleven and dressed as Raggedy Andy, which probably means I was talked into wearing this because I know my mom made that hat for a party she and my dad went to as Raggedy Ann and Andy. Notice my sister is a princess in a costume also made by my mom. We won’t go into who might have been the favorite kid based on these costumes! Anyway, the year I was a Q-tip (mentioned above) my sister was Cleopatra. She took one look at my costume and said, “Why wouldn’t you pick a costume that makes you look better instead of worse.” Know what? I’d never thought about it that way. But looking back at the Raggedy Andy and princess costumes, I’m thinking she’d been benefiting from that theory for a long long time. (My brother, dressed as Caspar the Friendly Ghost was probably also wearing a hand-me-down costume, since my sister and I both dressed as Caspar for about three years running. This was before her make-me-beautiful Halloween Costume theory came into play.)

So those are my answers for the Halloween Book Trail! Click HERE to head over to J Duddy Gill’s site for the next stop on the trail. But keep reading before you go to enter the giveaway for this blog.

Regardless of where you finish in the Halloween Book Trail, you can enter to win the Mustache Prize Pack pictured here:

Signed copy of The Boy Problem, hairy mustaches, fingerstaches, mustache cell phone holders/magnets, mustache journal, and super-cute burlap mustache tote bag!

Signed copy of The Boy Problem, hairy mustaches, fingerstaches (mustache finger tattoos), mustache cell phone holders/magnets, mustache journal, and super-cute burlap mustache tote bag! (As seen in the background here.)

Why the Mustaches? Well… Tabbi, the main character in THE BOY PROBLEM, uses a fake mustache to get out of a problem. And then a fake mustache kind of gets her into a problem. But fake mustaches also get her out of a problem again later. And then back into one… you’ll have to read the book to see how!

To be entered to win, just…

1) (Required) Fill out the entry form below (Don’t forget to hit ‘Submit’!) so we can contact you if you win.

2) Copy this blurb and post it to Facebook or Twitter:

Mustache prize pack! Fingerstaches. tote bag, journal, and book signed by Check out this !  

For extra entries you can also: 

3) Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite Halloween costume was!

4) Like Kami Kinard’s author page by clicking in the sidebar.

Every post, tweet, or comment will count as one entry (make sure you make your Facebook posts public so we can give you credit! )  

Contest Ends OCTOBER 31 at midnight EST! The winner will be announced on November 2 at the top of this post!

(If you haven’t read the last post about why the common core is good for authors by Marcie Colleen, you can click HERE to check it out! )

9 comments on “Happy Halloween! Book Trail — Off the Beaten Path — plus Giveaway!

  1. I love that you were a Q-tip for halloween! And I totally could see someone as a cupcake, though I would prolly be an M&M…

  2. Katie says:

    My favorite halloween costume is an angel.

  3. Marissa H. says:

    My favorite Halloween costume was definitely a cat. I even had whiskers!

  4. Colette Elizabeth says:

    My favorite halloween costume was the Mad Hatter

  5. Mary DeBorde says:

    I tweeted your blurb! (emial75) 🙂
    And my absolutely favorite Halloween costume was a zombie (Texas square dressing style) lol

  6. kamikinard says:

    Thanks for sharing your favorite costumes! Keep them coming! And thanks for the tweets. I’ve been keeping track! 😀

  7. bn100 says:

    a witch

  8. My favorite costume is the one I’m going to wear today!! Zombie Cowgirl Bride! Complete with spooky bride veil and blood-covered black roses 🙂

  9. Marie says:

    A Vampire

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