Merry Christmas – 2016

I would like to wish all my followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.

The photo in this post is a nativity that my mum knitted for us, this is the first year we’ve been able to enjoy it, and it’s sitting in pride of place in our home.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and receive many books to enjoy in the coming year!

 

A-Z – Holidays

Christmas holidays

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching. I’m going to have three weeks off work and am really looking forward to the break!

I don’t know about you, but I find that holidays are are a good time to catch up on my writing, and my reading! By not having to run around quite so much, deliver kids to school and after-school activities, attend whatever appointments they may have… it’s a time to schedule some serious writing time, and get some of my half finished projects done, or at least closer to done.

Holidays are also great to use as writing prompts!

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Take some Christmas photos of your books

Take Christmas Images of your BooksOne of the things I want to do in 2016 is more promotion for my books. This will help me grow my platform as well as help sell more books (obviously).

As life is busy, I want to try and do one little thing each week with the view that they will build on each other, and share what I’m doing and let you know how they went. I was planning to start this in 2016, however I came up with one idea I want to share with you before you take your Christmas tree down!

For a while, I’ve been wanting to promote my books, especially the anthologies, as Christmas gifts. I have also wanted to have Christmas images of my books for a Facebook banner and other social media images.

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Merry Christmas 2015

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I would like to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas. This snow globe is one that my younger son gave me a few years ago as a Christmas present and it sits on my shelf all year around, it’s too nice to put away!

I hope you all have a lovely day full of family, fun, laughter, and lots of books!

Merry Christmas 2014

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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas – 2013

We wish you a Merry Christmas

I would like to take a minute to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a relaxing and refreshing holiday. Thank you to all my readers for your support this year, it’s been amazing, with eight stories published in three anthologies.

I’m looking forward to sharing more writing tips and stops on my journey in 2014, including more writing published.

Aussie Jingle Bells

Surf’s Up for Christmas

It’s time for another writing contest. Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting her 2nd Annual Holiday Contest. This time, it’s based on Jingle Bells (read her post for the prompt).

Being in Australia, it’s hot for Christmas, and hearing songs about snow at Christmas is a foreign concept for us. With this in mind, here is my entry for the holiday contest. While you’re checking out the contest post, read some of the other wonderful entries. [Read more…]

WoW – 12 Days of Christmas

Reading Christmas stories

It’s Write on Wednesday time again. I’m excited this week as one of the two prompts was the one I suggested! Based on this, you would think I’d get my story up early, but this idea has been floating around all week & I’ve just had the time to write it up. I hope you enjoy it.

“Mummy, what’s a partridge, and why would anyone want to give someone nine ladies dancing?” Natalie knotted her eyebrows in confusion. She was reading one of the weirdest list of Christmas presents she had ever read.

Every year, Mummy would get down her box of special Christmas books. This was part of their Christmas tradition, the first weekend of December, or thereabouts, they would put up their tree and Mummy would get her books out. This was a special year for Natalie as she could now read the books all by herself. [Read more…]

Waiting for Santa Photos

Visiting Santa

Gary hopped from one foot to the other. He was excited and couldn’t stand still, and the line was moving slowly. He twirled around and spotted another child leaving Santa’s lap and another get on. His little brother strained to escape from the pram and his mum looked annoyed.

“Sit still, Zachary,” Gary snapped at his brother, “We’ll be there soon.” Instead of calming his brother, it had the opposite effect. They took another step forward.

Zachary was getting more agitated and Gary was getting more excited. “Come on Zachary, this will be fun,” enthused Gary. Zachary replied with a loud protest squeal. [Read more…]

WoW – Notre Dame de Paris

Candles through the eyes of a child

It’s Write on Wednesday time again. For details of this weeks prompt, click here.

Between now & Christmas, I am hoping to write some stories about different aspects of Christmas – just for fun 🙂 I hope you enjoy them.

“Oooh, pretty,” Sophie was in awe. There were candles as far as her four year old eyes could see, glittering in the darkness. Most candles were protected from the wind by a paper cup, giving them a magical appearance, and adding to their beauty. [Read more…]

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