The Crossroads Tour: Day 9 Amanda Ashby

Each day of The Crossroads Tour, a new question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the 16 different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all 16 answers by the end of the tour, on Halloween. Go HERE to get today's question and links.

Today's guest for the Crossroads Tour is author Amanda Ashby. Her current book, Zombie Queen of Newbury High..which is the story of what happens when a teenage girl tries to do a love spell, but instead she accidentally turns her entire senior year into zombies and then has to find a cure before she becomes next on their new flesh-only diet. But honestly, it could've happened to anyone...(taken for Ashby's homepage), has met with great reviews.  Her newest book Fairy Bad Day is expected out in June 2011.

Tell us about your most embarrassing/funny/scary Halloween experience or costume?

Growing up in Australia, we didn’ t really have Halloween but over the years, both Australia and New Zealand are starting to celebrate it a bit more. Not to the extent that adults dress up, but it’ s big enough that my kids insist that I take them out each year to try and see how much chocolate they can convince people to give them.  It can be a bit embarrassing since not every house will even open the door, let alone have any candy. The first time we did it, my daughter was very shy and refused to even go up the paths (despite making me buy her an expensive costume). And so my son, all five years of him, marched up to a house on his own and was given about three chocolate bars. My shy daughter was suddenly overtaken by what can only be described as a sugar frenzy and she then insisted on running up to every door and pounding on it like the devil was on her heels. Oh, and she didn’t stop pounding either until someone opened it up.  Even worse, down in the Southern Hempishere, Halloween is at the end of Spring which means that it is daylight and everyone can quite clearly see not just the pain-in-the-butt kids who are making all the noise, but their parents who are standing at the end of the path as well. Even worse, the kids refuse to share any of their candy with me, which if you ask me is just rude!!!!

For more information about Amanda Ashby, check out her website 

You can find Amanda on twitter: @amandaashby

Check out the Book Trailer for Zombie Queen of Newbury High.