Readers! It’s Your Time to Act!

Here they are – all of the Blogtoberfest Guest Posts in one place. Now it’s your turn to join in the fun – click on the links below to read each of these awesome posts and vote for your favorite!

Trick or Treat? Seven Sweet Rewards & Spooky Truths of a Freelance Writing Career, by Kristeen Moore With such a sweet-sounding gig, who would want to go back to working for a witch of a boss or be an office zombie? But, before you get started with this career, it is important to understand the tricks of the trade so you can successfully reap all the sweet rewards.


A History of Halloween Heritage in the Berkshires, by Joe Durwin “Some of the ladies were gowned in grotesque and amusing costumes,” the North Adams Transcript said of the bash thrown by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Caledonia Club in 1899.

Spectacular Scary and Haunted Homes… For Sale, by the writers at TopTenRealEstateThe wind howls, lightening crashes and a ‘For Sale’ sign creaks eerily in the breeze as the bright October moonlight dances off of its surface.  Yes, it’s that time of year again when ghosts and goblins walk among us and the awesome ‘Top Ten Scariest Homes for Sale’ list comes out!

Horror Films R.I.P., by Sara Wentworth …Michael Meyers the silent stalker has started becoming more of a sad Lifetime movie about a deeply disturbed boy with a horrific upbringing.

Costumes, Foliage, and the WSOP, by Ben Ragusa NBA season openers, costumes, make-up, parties, apple cider, foliage, LEAFERS!!!, hurricanes, and political ads all take place in the month of October. One other thing that doesn’t normally go on in October is the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table. It’s typically a November event, but because of the election taking place on Nov. 6th,  the ‘November 9′  became the October 9.

Whisky Weather, by Tom Sitzer This season calls for whisky that can stand up to such powerful flavors. And some of my favorite Scotches are naturally suited to autumn in New England.

One Turkey Per Customer, by Jeff Cutler October is a good month. While the month might be stuck with the color orange, so are the Miami Dolphins. And while we’re wandering around like a word-association addict in a haunted house of Tourette syndrome sufferers, I’d like to leave you with one more thought.

Me and The Pioneer Valley, by Joe Schneiderman Route 57 is another interesting and beautiful drive. The road connects Springfield to the Berkshires via the southern towns. Route 57 curves through Granville via Sodom and Cobble Mountain, in the former, there are ravines, in the latter, 20 mile per hour curves.

Prizes were generously contributed by

  • Suzi Banks Baum and Karen Arp Sandel, founders of FeMail Art, who will send a one-of-a-kind piece of mail art to the winner or the recipient of their choice, and
  • Gina Hyams, author of Chili Cook-off in a Box: a handbook and everything you need to host your own chili cook-off. The Blogtoberfest top vote-getter will be mailed a copy; Gina is also the author of Pie Contest in a Box and Christmas Cookie Contest in a Box.

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