Do you have any interesting Halloween memories to share with us?
Oh, yes. Of course, this was as an adult. My friends and I hosted a Halloween party in our A-frame cabin in the woods in Pennsylvania. The theme was The Hobbit. One of my friends dressed as Gandalf the Wizard, making his costume from a bed sheet and wearing a long, flowing white wig. Part of the plan for the evening was a candle light walk down through the woods to the small lake where we would tell stories. Unfortunately, one of the neighbors glimpsed a group of people led by a man in a white sheet and carrying flames and, well, interpreted the situation entirely the wrong way. A police car was dispatched because of reports that the KKK were rallying in this small, private mountain community. Even the police officer laughed when he saw us all in costume led by Gandalf in his sheet. He advised that my friend remove the sheet for the climb back up the hill to the cabin. Thank heavens we had decided against going door-to-door trick or treating!
Which of your characters is your favorite, and why?
Oh, I have so many characters that I've just fallen in love with. Rylee Morgan from Shooting Into the Sun is probably my very favorite, maybe because we share some qualities and quirks. But in my upcoming paranormal (a first for me), In The Spirit, my favorite character is Andrew McCabe--the ghost. Andrew is not your typical ghost. He's
a man on a mission and a man in love. Andrew is funny, sensitive, intelligent--and very dead.
Tell us about your latest book in 25 words or less.
Jessica Windsor escapes to a mountain cabin to cure writer's block. But a ghost enlists her help to gain vengeance and find his lost love.
THIS or THAT?
Sparkly vampires or scary vampires?
Sparkly vampires. If I have to be around vampires, they might as well be fabulous.
Ghosts or zombies?
Ghosts. They're more likely to be friendly.
Broomsticks or batwings?
Broomsticks. They make a much easier get-away.
Wooden stakes or silver bullets?
Silver bullets (I wanted to be the Lone Ranger when I was a kid.)
Where can we find out more about your books?
My website: www.lindarettstatt.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linda-Rettstatt-Writing-for-Women/142119167526