Happy Solstice

Being raised in a Protestant branch of church, Solstice was not something I paid a lot of attention to, growing up. I was exposed to it, mainly through the writings of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot. I have enjoyed reading about her traditions the past few years and  hearing her stories of her holiday joys (and tribulations, told hilariously,) are helping me solidify in my head what I want out of the holidays. Christmas is about family, sometimes whether we want it to be or not. Solstice, that I’m going to take for me and mine. It’s just the cat and I here this year, but in a little bit, I’m going to unplug from the internet, clean up from making the delicious dinner over there on the right, and spend the rest of the evening doing...

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It’s Christmas Somewhere

It is Friday, and that means Christmas is under a week away. So, today you’re getting a three-fer. Clicking this link to Sinfully Sexy Reviews will get you: A 5 Star Review of It’s Christmas Everywhere But Here A guest post where I talk about some of the foods I associate with the holiday And, last but not least, a chance to win a copy of It’s Christmas Everywhere but Here. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty cool for a Friday morning.

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Flashing by Friday

Happy Friday, All. I am grabbing a few hours in between work and a community event I’ve gotten involved in to snag dinner, and try to quickly sum up the week. Today I have an author spotlight over at Nautical Star Books. I’m their first author spotlight, in fact! Go take a look, learn a little more about my process for It’s Christmas Everywhere But here, and me! Carissa at Love Bytes Reviews gave ICEBH 4.5 stars. Thanks, Carissa! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m in the part of the Pacific Northwest that just got slammed with wind and rain this week. I was thoroughly expecting a power outage last night, but while the lights flickered, they did not fully go out. I have the feeling I am going to completely face-plant after my event...

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Release Week Frenzy

So, on top of being release week for It’s Christmas Everywhere But Here, it was also a REALLY busy week at work. Not sure why. I would like to thank the folks that have taken the time to write, and those that have starred and/or reviewed the book on Goodreads or Amazon. I appreciate you taking the time to do that. I have a guest post coming over at Nautical Star Books this Friday, the 12th. I will say more about that once it’s live. Also, I’m not sure if the giveaway is still going on, but Christmas Everywhere but Here was featured in this post at Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews. So go check that out, along with the 19 other books featured. Now I’m going to go fold the laundry and then work on the knitted dishcloths I got voluntold to do so Mom...

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Released: It’s Christmas Everywhere But Here

Released: It’s Christmas Everywhere But Here

Today’s the day! It’s Christmas Everywhere But Here is released today! You can buy directly from Dreamspinner Press, it should also be available shortly via ARE or Amazon if those are your preference. I did a guest post yesterday at Scuttlebutt Reviews talking about some of the background of the story, and including an excerpt. So I hope you go check that out. There is probably more I should/could say, but I just got out of bed and the caffeine hasn’t kicked in yet. Maybe I’ll be more coherent this afternoon. I hope you like Russ and David’s story, I had fun writing...

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