Ann Parker here, every-other-Thursday at the LadyKillers. Favorite season? Hands down, it's autumn. Although perhaps not the strictest sense of "autumnal equinox."
For me, the beginning of autumn is the beginning of school, a time of returning to a structured learning environment. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise to me that the start of the school year is such a strong signpost in my life. The calendar of the school year has ruled four-plus decades of my life. I still remember all those "first day of school" photos my parents took of the four of us, when I was young. I've continued the tradition with my own kids as well.
First day of school! Photo isn't me, but it could have been (just add some pink "cat eye" glasses). I think I even had the same pinafore, and I certainly had the white socks and the Peter Pan collared blouse...
Autumn is the inching toward longer nights, cooler weather, clouds, rain and leaves turning colors. (I've lived in California, so, okay, not "turning colors" the way they do back east or in the midwest, but still...)
My two most favorite holidays are in autumn: Halloween and Thanksgiving. Too, my first book, Silver Lies, came out in September 2003, and the newest book, Mercury's Rise, will be released this November. I'm most definitely looking forward to fall!