Dec 24 2016
I love the holidays because I know I will be spending it with family. My parents love to try and trick each other on what the other gets. My dad has almost always guessed his gift no matter how my packages it. One year he decided to trick my mom. He bought her a ruby ring, put it in a big box and had it professionally wrapped with a big giant bell on it. He had taken my younger brother with him while I went shopping with my mom and my other brother. When we finally all met up again at the end of our shopping trip my brother who was probably about four years old looked right at my mom and said “Mom it is not a ring.” The look on my dad’s face was priceless as my brother repeated himself with all seriousness. I couldn’t stop laughing. It has been about 30 years later and we still get together and tell my mom it is not a ring.
My family is full of these little stories including one year when we went to eat and my mother got another ring. She loves rubies so every few years my dad got her a new ruby ring. We had to travel and we stopped at a small diner for breakfast and the waitress asked us what Santa brought. My mom showed her the ring and when the waitress asked my dad what he got. My brother loudly announced “My dad got underwear.” Which he did of course but that is more his traditional gift when my parents got together because he wore tighty whities and my mom didn’t like them. I forgot what his big present was but I will always remember my brother blurting that out and how proud he looked.
These memories of my family always make me smile and I try to make sure my own kids have lots of fun memories of Christmas, full of laughter and stories that will make them smile in the many years to come.
A little about me I both write and promote books. I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on. I still do. Once I wrote my book I had to learn how to promote. I started thinking about as a writer what I wanted to grow and focus on and as a reader what got my attention. After all there are millions of books out there. I love when readers tell me that they picked up my book and even though they don’t generally read paranormal romance they loved my books. I love hearing how I converted someone over to the dark side. This January I am in a box set with 21 other authors. If you would like a preview of the books please feel free to download at: https://www.instafreebie.com/public/eAt5E
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I hope you have a wonderful Christmas full of laughter and love,
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