Getting in the Christmas Spirit

vicki-lesage-authorGuest Post
by Vicki Lesage

It’s only October yet it seems Christmas books are everywhere! It makes sense, though. As the air turns crisp, we order pumpkin-everything and holiday lattes. Decorations go up earlier and earlier. It’s fun to get in the holiday spirit, and that carries over to books as well.

So, as a writer, how can you join in the fun? Depending on what genre you write in, here are a few ideas that might work for you: Continue reading “Getting in the Christmas Spirit”

Merry Christmas!

Photo by Jim Devitt

I’ll leave you with a few thoughts from some famous and not-so-famous people to think about this holiday season.

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of ChristmasCalvin Coolidge

Christmas gift suggestion: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, an example. To yourself, respect Oren Arnold Continue reading “Merry Christmas!”

Spotlight on…Christmas fiction

It’s that time of year…Christmas. You either love it or you hate it. Or you hate the toil and trouble, the trailing around the shops, trying to find something for Great-aunt Alice that isn’t yet another pair of fluffy slippers or that she won’t put in the drawer and try and remember to put on display every time you call round. It’s all a mad silly rush and you vow, yet again, that you’ll be more organised next year and start in May, roundabout when you’re starting to think of your summer hols.

My recommendation? Well, aside from sorting dear old Alice out with a Kindle/ereader and a few respectable books (or grabbing a passport and escaping to Timbuktoo), let me suggest sitting down in a nice comfy armchair beside a pleasantly glowing fire with a cup of deliciously steaming-hot cocoa (or if it’s after six, some mulled wine maybe?), and forget about the festive lunacy and escape for half an hour with a seasonal short story. It’s safe, it’s legal, it’s cheap, (well, depending on the number of glasses of mulled wine you have), but more importantly, it’s a tried and tested (by me) remedy to help prevent loss of sanity.

Two authors and four books spring to mind for this little home-grown cure. Continue reading “Spotlight on…Christmas fiction”