What’s a Conversational Story?
September 30, 2019

Halloween Box First Edition

What’s Inside the Box?

Our latest box of chocolates is all about Halloween. Savor the candies as you hear our chocolatiers talk about what happened in their chocolate shops over the Halloween season.

Amber’s Halloween turned out to be more stressful than expected. Brandon was forced to confront some inner demons. Opal and Archie had several interesting customer encounters that you won’t want to miss.

To experience this box of conversational stories, make sure to enable the skill by saying “Alexa, enable my box of chocolates.” After that you can simply ask Alexa to “open my box of chocolates” whenever you have time to relax and enjoy a bite-sized story and matching virtual candy.

We’re excited to present the featured authors of the first edition Halloween assortment. Each author is entered into our ongoing Halloween Writing Contest, with winners to be announced by the end of October. If you’re a writer, there’s still time to submit your entry! See the contest details for all the info.

 

Featured Authors

Elana A. Mugdan

Candy 4 – Dark Chocolate Witch
A little girl enters Opal’s shop on Halloween and ends up with a very special candy.

The moment she takes a bite, there’s a bright flash.

Elana A. Mugdan is the author of The Shadow War Saga, a 5-book series of Young Adult fantasy novels. You can find out more about the author and purchase her books from her website at https://www.allentria.com/


Deanna Edens

Candy 5 – Double Delight Spooktacular Bonbon
On Halloween, a brother and sister seek advice from Archie on a sticky problem.

“I watched as two children tugged the door open to my shop.”

Deanna Edens works as a part-time superintendent of a small school district, teaches college classes in the areas of ethics and psychology, and is the author of several books including Molly’s Memoir and the Angels of the Appalachians series. She is a devoted fan of cats and chocolate.


Jemi Fraser

Candy 10 – Halloween Pecan Cluster
Meticulous James gets an unexpected complication for Halloween, and Opal is there to see how it unfolds.

“James walked into the shop the day before Halloween and almost knocked over a lady. “

Jemi Fraser is an eclectic reader and writer. Her suspense story Until Release is in the Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime anthology. DANCING WITH DEMENTIA, a guide to recognizing and coping with the early stages of Dementia, will be available in the fall of 2019.


Kelley J. P. Lindberg

Candy 11 – White Chocolate Bone-bon
Two children enter Archie’s shop on Halloween, and their conversation turns out to be most revealing.

“Rachel laughed. ‘You don’t really have an axe in your head. You use makeup to pretend!'”

Kelley J. P. Lindberg, a freelance writer, has written dozens of how-to books, as well as countless essays and articles for magazines, publishers such as Fodor’s Travel Guides, and books like Chicken Soup for the Wine Lover’s Soul. In addition, she is a contract medical writer as well as a business writer. In her spare time, she writes adult and YA fiction. You can learn more about the author at her website. Follow her on Twitter at @kelleylindberg1.  


Janet Shawgo

Candy 12 – Dark Bitter Halloween Joy
Opals tells the haunting story of a chocolatier who receives a visit on Halloween.

“He moved around the shop to set a table for two with white linens, and a deepest red rose placed at the guest’s chair.”

Janet K. Shawgo is author of the award winning Look for Me series as well as the acclaimed thriller Archidamus. Born and raised in Amarillo Texas, Shawgo calls Galveston home. She has retired after thirty-six years of nursing, most of those in Labor and Delivery. Janet has crossed the United States as a travel nurse for twenty-three of those years. You can learn more about the author at her website. Follow her on Twitter at @JanetShawgo and Instagram at author_janetshawgo.


Call for Submissions 

We’re looking for stories to include in upcoming chocolate assortments. See our Chocolate Box Stories page for more details and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @Tellables!

 

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