Howdy from the colorful Upper Midwest, where the leaves are turning crimson and gold.
I love this time of year and always wish it could last a lot longer...yet today I'm jumping ahead to a feeling of cheery Christmas thoughts. Which seems crazy, given our beautiful fall weather. But....
Fourteen authors contributed full-length novels and novellas for the "Sweet Christmas Kisses" anthology which is releasing today on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in a variety of other e-formats. These are all sweet (very mild) stories or inspirationals, and as of this morning it is #2 on the Inspirational Romance Kindle sales list. Which may be a very temporary state of affairs, but it's nice to see that people do like to read stories that are sweet and not all at racy. It's over 1600 pages--so needless to say, it's an e-book and not in print! :)
The top cover is for my novella within that anthology, which let me relive the trip my husband and I took to the Scottish Highlands this spring. What beautiful country it was...and what lovely, welcoming and gracious people!
Better yet, it seemed as if every local person had a dog at their side, even in
There were darling little West Highland terriers there in abundance, so I made sure to include one of them in my novella: a story about a woman who receives an unexpected inheritance, but must travel to Scotland to receive it...and then finds she had no idea about what that inheritance entails. :)
Do you like to read holiday-themed fiction when Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day roll around? For those of you who are writers, so you prefer writing a story that is tied to a holiday season, or would you rather not?
Best wishes to everyone for a beautiful autumn, wherever you are!