Halloween has just passed. I still have some Halloween decorations outside of my house. The temperatures are in the 60s…but I’m suddenly, almost desperately in the mood for Christmas.
I know–it’s early. But I’ve been tricked by the malls. They have their decorations up, and holiday music plays softly while I shop. I’ve given in now…I am totally in the holiday mood.
That means I want to buy presents, I want to bake, and, oh, yes, I want to read holiday books! I love reading holiday books (single titles, categories, or anthologies). There’s nothing better to me than curling up on the couch with one of these books as Christmas lights twinkle near me (and don’t worry, I haven’t put up my tree yet–I always manage to hold off until after Thanksgiving, promise!).
This year, one of my holiday anthologies is on the shelves of bookstores. THE NAUGHTY LIST is a fun, Christmas anthology (at least I hope folks think it’s fun!). My contribution to the story is “All I Want for Christmas.” It’s the tale of a sexy Santa/cop and the good-girl toy inventor who finally gets the courage to tell Santa just what she wants for Christmas. I had a blast writing the story, partly because I wrote the novella right before Christmas. Yes, I was definitely feeling the holiday spirit! And I would love to write a story like that again. It had me singing Christmas songs pretty much all day long.
But what about you? Are you one of THOSE people, too? And if you’re not, do you still enjoy reading the holiday books at this time of the year? If you’ve got a favorite holiday book to share, please do! Thanks!