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How To Get An Autographed Book For Your Mom

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Holidays | 1 comment

How different my childhood would’ve been if my mother hadn’t loved books! How about your mom? Did you share books? Do you share books now? Or maybe she doesn’t read much now, but you wish she would. Well, I can think of a few books to recommend. <<wink, wink>> And if Mom is going to get a book, it might as well be autographed. How can we make this work? 1. Snap a picture of the receipt showing where you bought your book (Dated April or May 2015) or a screen shot will work, too, if it was purchased online. The book has to be one of mine, because I can’t really sign someone else’s book, can I? 2. Email me at [email protected] with the picture, the name you’d like the bookplate signed to, and your mailing address. 3....

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The Best Cookie in the World

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in History, Holidays | 4 comments

My friend Shanna has the gifts of cooking and hospitality and come Christmas time, these two gifts go into overdrive. For the last several years she has baked cookies for friends and family, but not just Grandma’s sugar cookies. No, she’s put together a sampler of Christmas cookies from all over Europe to reflect her heritage. We’re talking ELEVEN different types of cookies that she bakes by the dozens. Yep, she’s amazing, and I thought you might want to hear more about her International Cookie Project. Shanna, thanks for taking time out of all the baking to write my blogpost for me…I mean, to do an interview! Tell me about your Christmas cookies and how this tradition got started. Shanna: I have always been fascinated with my heritage.  I wonder what my ancestors’ lives were like in the ‘old’...

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Twas the Night Before a BBC Christmas

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Holidays, Silly Stuff | 9 comments

Some of you will NOT understand this. It’s OK. We’re still friends. But three of my equally geeky friends joined with me to write a poem worthy of our homeschool co-op Christmas talent show.  I don’t think our recital won (that six-year-old singing Rocking Around the Christmas Tree totally nailed it), but we had a good time and succeeded in embarrassing our children to boot! In the hopes that there might be a few kindred spirits who appreciate this, we present:   Twas the Night Before a BBC Christmas T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a child was scrolling, not even their mouse. The school books were stacked on the shelves without care In hopes the next school day would never be there.   The children were muzzled and flung in their beds While...

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Christmas Chronicles

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in A Most Inconvenient Marriage, Devotions, Holidays | 208 comments

The Christmas Chronicles is a blog hop between 5 historical romance authors. Our desire is to bring you joy through these letters, grounded in the true spirit of the season, and written from the fictional viewpoints of each book’s heroine. We’re so glad to have you join the event. Each day this week, a new Christmas Chronicles post will go live, complete with a letter and a new ornament giveaway for that blog post.   To read more about the project and enter for a chance to win the fresh evergreen wreath which represents the gift of eternal life, click here. To find your way to the other four blog posts and enter each of the five Christmas Chronicles individual giveaways, read on! We have a list for you at the bottom of this post. A Letter from Abigail...

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