On Saturday we are attending a huge, beautiful Dias de los Muertos celebration at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This version of the Day Of The Dead is a full-blown art, music and cultural spectacular. I always parade in honor of my late mother who's birthday was October 27th. I like to hide little items of hers on my costume and bring her with me to the parade. A couple years ago my husband paraded as an Inca king with a huge gold and feather headdress. We drove for hours in traffic and only realized as we were stepping into our costumes that the cameras were charging at home... I almost cried. My husband's costume was so grand and he got stopped so many times to be photographed it was almost impossible to move through the crowds. This year he's wearing plain clothes and a camera around his neck. The cemetery is the final resting place of Valentino, Joey Ramone, Jane Mansfield, Mel Blanc (his grave accumulates Peppy La Pew stuffed skunks) and many others. My favorite graves are the Russian crypts with beautiful cameo portraits of the occupants embedded into the headstones. I check in with one particular Russian gentleman every year and say hello.
Also this Thursday on Halloween of course, join Sheri Fredricks and Paranormal Cravings for some super fun paranormal book hero SPEED DATING! Meet 25 great authors as they pimp their hunky preternatural heroes to you and give away great trick or treat bags (There's an Amazon gift card and an ebook in my treat bag!) So please join the fun and meet tall dark and Lycan Aubert Marston from Loup-Garou For You.
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Loup-Garou For You will be the Halloween guest of honor in Paranormal Cravings Shifters & Were's Event. Character interviews and prizes too! Don't miss it.