Five questions asked over a glowing Jack o'Lantern, under an Autumn moon obscured by passing clouds...in between mouthfuls of candy corn...with author Amy Grech...
Why is Halloween important to you?
Halloween is the most magical time of year when adults and children can transform themselves into anyone or anything they like! It’s a day to embrace your darkest imagination and put it on display for the world to see.
I have quite the sweet tooth, so even now as an adult, I raid the candy bowl for childhood favorites: candy corn, Necco Wafers, Smarties, and Tootsie Rolls.
Describe your ideal Halloween.
A clear, crisp day with brown, yellow, orange, and red crunching under foot, as my friends and I, dressed in full costume, head to the annual Halloween party at a mutual friend’s house.
A few years ago, I splurged on a life-size Tootsie Roll Costume and won funniest costume! Plenty of food and drinks; a good time had by all!
What Halloween collectibles do you cherish, or hate, or both?
I begged my parents to let me get a foam pumpkin with a life-like, frightening expression at a toy store. I still have it to this very day!
I was 5; I remember going to kindergarten as Little Bo Peep, wearing a fancy, aqua dress. My father made me a staff out of cardboard and my parents took my brother, dressed as a hobo, and me trick or treating after school; we got tons of candy because we were so cute!
What's the one Halloween question you want to be asked and what's your answer?
Q: Are you ever too old to celebrate Halloween?
Amy Grech has sold over one hundred stories and three poems to various anthologies and magazines including: Apex Digest, Fear on Demand, Funeral Party 2, Inhuman Magazine, Needle Magazine, The Flash Fiction Offensive, The Horror Express, Space & Time, The Brutarian, Zombie CSU, and many others. Damnation Books published her second collection, Blanket of White.
She has a story in the upcoming Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled. Amy is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association who lives in Brooklyn. Visit her website: http://www.crimsonscreams.com. Follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/amy_grech.