Sunday, October 23, 2011

Say Hello to Linda Goodnight

We've interviewed Sophie from The Christmas Child, so now we're going to ask the author a few questions. Say Hi to Linda Goodnight!
Thanks for being here today Linda. We'd love to know:
How long did it take you to write this book?
Roughly 3-4 months from inception to completion.
How did it get the title?
A lot of thought went into this particular title. I wanted something that fit the story but that also hinted at the real reason for Christmas. I saw the parallel between the child with no home and the Savior with no place to be born. And of course, I love Christmas in the title of any book so THE CHRISTMAS CHILD became the title. What do you think? Did I capture the feel of the first Christmas, along with the story of little lost Davey?
As an aside, my first title choice was "A Silent Christmas", again to connect the mute boy with the hymn "Silent Night", but my editors thought it sounded too suspensy! Do you agree?
We've interview the character from

What number book is this for you?
Oh my. I'm not even sure. Maybe around 37 or 38, including novellas?

What are you working on now?
Believe it or not, I'm working on another Christmas story! This will be a novella anthology with Lissa Manley for publication Christmas, 2012 set in the fictional Rocky mountain, snow-covered Christmas town of Snowglobe, Montana. The probably anthology title is A SNOWGLOBE CHRISTMAS. I'm playing Christmas music on my computer to get in the mood. Any suggestions?

Thank you Linda for answering our questions. I would suggest Celine Dions Christmas Album. Its beautiful.


  1. Oooh, I didn't know Dion had a Christmas album.
    Thanks for the interview ladies. That book sounds heartwrenching and heartwarming at the same time, if it's possible. lol

  2. Hey Linda! (Can you see me waving)
    Love your writing. When I see a book that is written by you I know it's going to be a great read. By the way, I like the title better than the other one you mentioned.
    And who doesn't love Christmas stories!

  3. Loved this book! Jessica, you are right about how the book sounds. That is how it reads too!

    Patsy, I wholeheartedly agree.

    Thanks again, Linda. So glad to hear you are diving into Christmas themed stories yet again.

    Peace, Julie


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