October is my favorite month of the year. It’s not only my birthday month, but it’s the time when the weather takes on that little crisp edge, the leaves begin to turn glorious colors, and…it’s Halloween time!Anyone who knows me, knows I love Halloween. I love all things ghouly and creepy, and, occasionally, I write about such things. My last book, in fact, was gothy and macabre, and it had things that went bump in the night. Not to mention mad scientists and kooky laboratories.So, in honor of my favorite holiday, Halloween, I will be giving away a copy of The Potion, published by Dirt Road Books earlier this year.But there’s a catch. You have to give me something in return. You have to tell me a creepy story. Tell me something that you experienced that spooked you, made you sleep with the nightlight on, and sent shivers up your spine and prickles through your toes. I’ll pick one chilling tale and send the winner either a print copy or an ebook of The Potion. (Print copies within the U.S. only, please.) Tell your gruesome tale in the comments below by Oct. 18. You give me a story, and I’ll give you candy, little girl.