A Halloween Superhero Story (oh, and it’s SEASPARROW’S birthday!)

Today is Seasparrow‘s birthday in North America, and I’m so very pleased. I hope I’ll see some of you at one or more of my Events. Also, this week only, I’m happy to announce a steep sale on e-books for the Graceling Realm backlist. US-based readers only (sorry, other readers!), any retailer, $2.99, through Saturday, November 5.


And now, on to our story. (Yes! On to our story!)

Depending on how long you’ve followed my blog, you may or may not know that Halloween is very important to me. For the last three years, I’ve had nothing to dress up for. But this year, Halloween came back.

So I collected my supplies.


I discovered that a surprising number of fuzzy things are available on Poshmark.


I constructed a red, flowy thing with golden ties.


I constructed a yellow felt lightning bolt with a capital G in the middle.

A yellow felt lightning bolt with a light blue capital G in the middle.


Then I got to work on the tricky bit, which I built out of EVA foam, then painted silver.

A helmet-like shape built out of EVA foam.


Faster than lightning! Stronger than steel! Smarter than a speeding bullet! It’s… Oh dear. It’s Super Grover.

Me dressed up as Super Grover, wearing the helmet, a cape, the lightning bolt, a fuzzy blue sweater and skirt, and fuzzy blue legwarmers.


Happy Halloween, everyone. And happy birthday, dear Hava and Seasparrow! I hope that Hava will find her way into your hearts, dear readers. Happy reading.