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My own bestie, Liz Flaherty, is here with the brand new Christmas Town Anthology, Lights, Camera, Christmas Town! She and seven other authors have brought the Christmas cheer again this year with a fun holiday story!
Liz has spent the past several years enjoying not working a day job, making terrible crafts, and writing stories in which the people aren’t young, brilliant, or even beautiful. She’s decided (and has to re-decide most every day) that the definition of success is having a good time. Along with her husband of lo, these many years, kids, grands, friends, and the occasional cat, she’s doing just that. Find her on Facebook or her blog, Window Over the Sink. A girl just can’t have too many friends!
I’m going to let Liz tell you all about Christmas Town 2023…
Lights, Camera, Christmas Town!
Hi, everyone! Thanks to my bestie for having me here. Nan has so wonderfully not told anyone I have a broken wrist and stitches in my face or that she had to be my Florence Nightingale after I took a header on the porch of our VRBO where we went on retreat. It was a spectacularly bad ending to a great week. However, I have found out the internet does indeed go on without my regular input, it’s easier to lose weight if it’s a lot of work to eat, and you can get bored with ice cream. (I’m really sorry to have learned that last one.)
Oh. Yes. The reason I’m here.
Christmas stories. Oh, I love them. Although I mourn the sameness of some newer Christmas movies, I still revel in the joy of them. I don’t like that new movies have made the stories entirely without faith or entirely evangelical, but that seems to be the way of it. I go to church, I believe, and I still swear and do dumb things and am frequently wrong. (Witness my flyer on the VRBO porch as it was related above.)
So I’m glad to be back in Christmas Town, where there’s room for everyone. Where my people go to church (usually) but not everyone’s do. Where there is hope and love and the occasional miracle. That’s what I wish for you all as we go into the holiday season—yes, I do make it last a long time: hope and love and a small miracle if you need it.
Eight present and former Harlequin Heartwarming authors are back in Christmas Town, Maine, where they’re making a Hallmark-esque movie based on a novella from an earlier year, A Christmas Carousel Proposal, available by clicking the link if you have a free Book Funnel account. We have stories about cast, crew, Christmas Town residents, and everyone in between. The Knotty Elves and Elmer, the Elf play prominent parts. So does a dog named Jolly, the gazebo on the green, and that little bit of magic that sprinkles stardust wherever it’s needed in the wonderful little town.
Thanks for coming to visit. If you care to leave a comment telling me about something you love during the holidays, you’ll be entered to win a Christmas ornament and a Starbucks card—basically a stocking-stuffer, my favorite gift to receive and to give.
The collection released yesterday and is available in both e-book and paperback at the online retailer of your choice.