She’s campy and brilliant and she’s conjured up an empire that has had decades of vampirish staying power. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, may be the “Queen of Halloween”, but Cassandra Peterson, the woman behind the plunging neckline, horrific humor, and non-stop ghoulish productivity is the queen of all-things Elvira. Elvira’s huge and loyal fan base grows exponentially every year and they can’t get enough of her Halloween-inspired antics and products. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Cassandra Peterson about her fascinating career. Read more in my column for Parade Magazine and click on the link to the audio interview.