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It’s Fan Mail Friday!

 Good morning!

It’s nearly Halloween. Have you chosen your costume(s)? Feel free to share in the comments section!

For this month’s Fan Mail Friday, I’m sharing an older review of one of my books. “Shorts” is a collection of short fiction (short stories and poetry) that I published back in 2013. It’s a diverse mix of stories and genres. Appropriately, the review mentions one of my Halloween themed stories.

Have a sugar filled weekend!

~ H. S. Contino

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Welcome Fall!

 Good morning,

Here on the Oregon coast we’ve transitioned into the time of year where it’s necessary to wear layers. It tends to be chilly in the mornings, warm up to t-shirt weather during the afternoons, then get overcast and chilly again overnight. The result is a bunch of people constantly adding and removing layers of clothing as needed. (LOL)

Nature’s Fall Color Show…

It’s also the time of year that I start planning my holiday shopping. I’ve always been an introvert and large crowds give me anxiety, so I like to shop early. It’s also always a relief to have the shopping done ahead of time.

Since I’m sure I’m not the only one that takes this approach to gift shopping, I like to start running early sales and other promotional offers in my online Etsy shop, Reprieve’s Corner. Beginning October 1st, I’ve marked everything in my shop 30% off. This includes everything— my hand painted signs, hand made jewelry, hand sewn plush toys, autographed copies of my books, and even my new clay art!

Save 30% Shop Wide!

I’ve also been lining up fall and winter in-person markets. As everyone knows, we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, so it won’t be a normal holiday shopping season. Some events have already been cancelled. Others are still being planned with plenty of restrictions in place to try to keep everyone healthy.

I’ll be posting more in the next few weeks as I line up in-person markets. If you’re local (southern Oregon coast) and here about an upcoming market, please feel free to send me a message. I’m always open to suggestions!

Meanwhile, I hope everyone is enjoying watching the leaves change colors and having an excuse to sip more warm beverages while snuggling in our warmest sweaters!

Happy reading!

~ H. S. Contino