Kids have so much more sense about the scary things in life, y’know?
With the holidays fast nipping at our heels, I always find myself wishing I could give more. Yes, to family and friends, some of whom helped me make it through the past very uncertain year. But also to those who’ve read (and hopefully enjoyed) my stories, and to those who check in here periodically to be sure I’m still kicking, lol.
And after years of gift-giving, we all know it isn’t about how much you give, or the monetary value. It’s the thought and the caring, right?
So, although I may wish I had a stash of potential best-sellers to offer my readers for free–I don’t. But the very short-form holiday offerings I have shared in the past are still on the internet.
The “MAKING MERRY” story is available for download HERE.
And “THE LITTLE MANUSCRIPT GIRL”, a cautionary tale for writers, can still be found in the Southern Fried Chicas archives HERE.
I hope you will enjoy them.
And yes…I DO have a pretty twisted sense of what a holiday story should be like.
It’s my gift to myself.
If you can spare a few moments, I hope you’ll pop over to the Southern Fried Chicas site this weekend.
We’re honored to have NY Times bestselling author, prolific blogger, and pal Lynn Viehl as guest Chica. She’s written a great post about Christmas and bookstores and maintaining your sanity—and is offering a fabulous giveaway to help!
Hope you’ll join us!
SAMHAIN PUBLISHING is celebrating its seventh year in business!!
It honestly doesn’t seem as if it’s been around that long. I remember my first submission, and how excited I was to be accepted among a handful of enthusiastic authors.
Since then it’s become one of the premiere electronic pubs, and I’m still honored to be a part of the pack.
To celebrate the occasion, Samhain has released a video, complete with instructions about downloading and enjoying your e-books. Yes, I swear, there are serious instructions there, lol–once you get past the fun.