To countdown the release of The Future of Us (November 21st!), Carolyn Mackler and I will give away one autographed Advance Reader’s Copy every week. Along with the autographed copy (signed by both of us), we’ll toss in another goodie that's book-related.
For our tenth giveaway, the bonus item is Betty and Veronica #252 ("face-off!"). Yes, Future Friday #5 also featured an Archie Comics Facebook-themed giveaway. When we wrote a few lines about Archie Comics into The Future of Us, we had no idea their writers were about to weave Facebook into the Riverdale High storylines.
Great minds think alike!
We'll randomly select one person who comments on this Future Friday post to receive both prizes. There’s no need to leave your email address, but do check back on Saturday to see if you’ve won.
This week, we wanted to do something with a Halloween theme. While we couldn't think of a book-related Halloween question, we both realized...we don't care! So tell us, what was your favorite Halloween costume that you wore trick-or-treating?
Here are our answers:
My mom used to make our Halloween costumes, or we did it with her. One year - and this is bizarre because Jay's favorite costume also involved facial hair - I was an old man. Yep. I was in fifth grade then. I dressed in worn out dungarees, a faded plain shirt, and I put on a long gray beard. I even walked with a cane, all stooped over. I won a prize in the kiddie parade that year! And you're wondering why I wasn't popular?
This was the Halloween after the movie Teen Wolf came out. I bought patches of fake fur and easy-to-remove costume glue, then attached the fur to my face, arms, and legs. I looked so good! But the glue did not come off easily. I went to sleep with most of the fur still on, then woke up for more painful peeling. Just like in Teen Wolf, I played basketball, and I had a game the day after Halloween. So I kept my socks pulled up real high because most of the ankle-fur remained.