Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Delphina Henley's here with her unicorn!

Cate: Delphina’s here to party with us! Delphina, what do you love most about Halloween?
Delphina: Until I had children, my answer would have been the pumpkins and Indian Corn.  Now that I have kids, it is listening to them trying to figure out who or what they want to dress up as.  There is something magical about a child’s imagination.

Cate: Definitely! Do you have a favorite memory of a Halloween past?
Delphina: I was at the first Keene Pumpkin Festival where they broke the world’s record for most jack-o-lanterns.  Seeing the thousands and thousands of pumpkins lit at the same time was so beautiful.

Cate: Wow, that must have been so cool! Have you ever had an unusual experience you couldn’t explain?
Delphina: I don’t think so, but I am always on the lookout.  That kind of thing fascinates me.

Cate: Me too. What frightens you the most?
Delphina: Something happening to one of my children.

Cate: Ever gone on a ghost tour? Or ghost hunting on your own?
Delphina: I did go on a ghost tour in Nashville and it was beyond interesting hearing all of the stories and seeing all of the places that were reported to have ghosts.  Sadly, we did not see any ourselves.

Cate: Any favorite Halloween recipes you’d care to share?
Delphina:  I am not an overly creative cook and generally don’t have holiday specific recipes.  I am known, however, to over cinnamon everything this time of year.

Cate: Tell us about your latest release, and where readers can find it online.
Delphina: My latest release is Unless You Can Be A Unicorn and can be found on http://amzn.to/ZzoZxT .

Cate: Care to share a blurb or excerpt?
 Always be yourself 
That was the last advice Scout's Grandma Nora gave her before she died. Scout has spent her life trying to be anything but, but she has a chance to start anew as she moves several states away to college. She had always thought the glowing aura she saw around some people was a childhood fancy, but when it starts coming back just as she's starting her new life, she learns there was much hidden about who she truly is. 
Thankfully, she has a motley crew to help her along the way: a spunky bookseller, a trustworthy pub owner, a commanding grandmother, a possible best friend, and a hot rocker boy who only has eyes for her. 
Bonus: “Witches, and Werewolves, and Unicorns, Oh My!” By Elizabeth Kirke: A More than Magic Series Short Story— Exclusively written for Unless You Can Be a Unicorn 

Cate: What inspired you to write about the theme?
Delphina: I always wondered why in all of the unicorn stories, their downfall seemed to be an innocent young virgin and asked myself : “What if they got it all wrong?  What if it was a paranormal ability and had nothing to do with being innocent?  What if those young girls were actually evil?” and from there my brain exploded with ideas including unicorns actually being people.

Cate: Anything else you’d like to share?
Delphina: Thank you so much for having me over.  It has been amazingly fun to read all of these posts.

Cate: Delphina has a giveaway for you lucky peeps!
Delphina:  For a proof copy of Unless You Can Be A Unicorn (US ONLY International winners will get a substitute prize), please comment your answer:  Have you ever seen a ghost?

Cate: Can't wait to read the responses *shudders* Thanks for joining the Halloween fun, Delphina!


Anne said...

I haven't but I'd love to as long as it wasn't a poltergeist. Been on lots of of fun ghost tours in the effort. I certainly enjoy reading books with ghosts or with characters on the hunt for them.


dolorah said...

I've "felt" ghosts, and seen an unexplained shadow on the wall that was likely a ghost, but never actually "seen" one. An eery presence was enough to creep me out though. Ghost stories are awesome. So are unicorn stories :)

Delphina Henley said...

I had a sick wee one and missed this when it first came out. You Halloweeen blog theme is so awesome! Thank you so much for having me on!

Jo said...

Yes - when I was about 12 years old at my grandmother's house. I was on the porch looking out at the nut orchard, and someone was walking through it (not uncommon) - but then I realized I could see through the person as he went in front of the trees.

Jo said...

Oh - and my email is jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

2Girls&ABook /Lynn said...

One of my favorite chicks ever. I really hope to meet her one day!

Delphina Henley said...

Anne, I love Ghost tours. between the history and the creepy factor they are so much fun!

Delphina Henley said...

Dolorah, I think a lot of people sense them and do not even realize it because we like to be so logical.

Delphina Henley said...

Jo, Do you have any idea who they were? I love hearing the old stories.

Delphina Henley said...

I had a dream about a place and ghosts in it. Years later I went to a job interview in a town I had never been to. It was at an inn that looked too much like my dream memory and they were supposed to be haunted in the same places and by the same ages as the ghosts in my dream. #creepy

Delphina Henley said...

Lynn, Same here!

Tawnya Peltonen said...

When I was in the hospital several years ago, it was late and I'd just been admitted. I got ready for bed and was just drifting off to sleep. I opened my eyes for some reason (I was facing the open doorway) and I saw an old woman standing there just watching me. I blinked and she was gone. I was in the room across from the nurses' station, but this wasn't a nurse. She was dressed in a blue nightgown (not a hospital gown) and there was no shadow, which there would have been if someone was walking away. There's no way she could have moved that fast.


Tabatha Thompson said...

I have but as black shadows. I see them all the time in my house. I think it's my Hubby's grandma who he was very close to.

Brenda K said...

I have not. I love paranormal stories buy not sure how I would react to actually seeing one.

Cheree Castellanos said...

I did when I was younger, but I think I was looking for them and they were probably my imagination and and wishful thinking ;) I have read this book and LOVE it! Definitely you something you want to read!

Lori Franklin Hopkins said...

No I have not, but it isn't for lack of trying. I have been on vacations to several of our older cities in the south and have toured several "haunted" locales...but nada. Maybe one day.

helen may said...

Yes I've seen a few.

Tina Pease said...

Yes when I was real young, I would play with him. When I would leave the house my grandparents would say they heard things in the play room. I haven't seen one sense that I'm aware of though I feel them around me all the time :)

Cate Masters said...

Hope your little one's better now! Thanks for joining the party. :)