Happy December! Don't you just love this month? The things that Christmas time represents has such an awe-inspiring message for all of us - both spiritually and personally. The holiday has deep religious significance and I love all of the ways this comes out in our celebrations - cantatas, nativity plays, Christmas hymns (my favorite is O Holy Night)and candlelight services. I also am a sucker for Hallmark Christmas movies and am already watching them on TV. And of course, there are lots of opportunities to gather with different groups of family and friends to celebrate those dear relationships. Then, as the year draws to a close, there are also opportunities to reflect on what we accomplished during the year and look forward to in the coming new year.
And on the writing front, I received some exciting news last month when I learned my book, Lone Star Heiress, has been nominated for an RT Reviewers Choice Award. It'll be late April or early May before the winners are announced, but in the meantime I am tickled to know my book has received such fun recognition.
December also marked a new adventure in publication for me. I took part in a fun project - a collection of short stories and recipes from 22 authors. The book is titled A Recipe For Romance and all of the proceeds from the sale of both electronic and paper versions will go to children's charities.
As for news on my Texas Grooms series, stay tuned for more info coming soon.
Don't forget to take a look at the great guests I have lined up for my Spotlight Interviews.
- This month Gina Welborn is stepping into my author spotlight. You can see her interview over on my AUTHOR VIP page!
For my December giveaway, Gina has graciously agreed to give away the choice of either Masterpiece Marriage or The Marshal's Pursuit to one of my lucky newsletter subscribers. So if you're not already subscribed, be sure to click on the newsletter button over on the left side of this page.
- Linda Scalissi, Agent with the Three Seas Literary Agency, is visiting in my Industry Spotlight through January. Look for her interview on my INDUSTRY VIP page.
And last but not least, here's my quote for the month, and it's one I really love.
Life has no fairy tale endings. But it has fairy tale moments. ~Tracy Winegar