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2014 calendar already?

It's that time of year. Stores are finally throwing out the last of the 2013 calendars to display next year's, with the hope that people will buy them for Christmas presents. I think they do this expecting that the only ones who will buy calendars for Christmas are grandparents and people shopping crowded but bare aisles at 7:32 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

I learned recently, however, that my amazingly talented cover artist Silviya uses her artwork to make and sell calendars. Her 2014 calendar is now available here, and totally recommend you check it out and consider this if you need a calendar. This one is way better than what granny will tuck under the tree (or menorah, or festivus pole, or the kwanzaa kinara, or whatever symbolizes whatever you choose to celebrate)! This ain't your granny's calendar...that's for sure.

I mean, look at that art.

Gorgeous, right? If you follow the link to her 2014 calendar, you'll see a few of the images she's included. She doe…

Fantastic Christmas Anthology...Check It Out!

Full disclosure: I love all three of these writers, and I'm fangirl geeking all over this blog post as I write. Cindy C. Bennett, Sherry Gammon, and Stephanie Fowers have combined their considerable writing power and wicked imaginations to bring us this fantastic holiday anthology just in time for Christmas! You should definitely check this out--it will get you feeling the magic of the holidays!

 What do Witches, Elves, and Greek Gods (Oh My) have in common? They are part of the romantic Christmas anthology, A Fantasy Christmas, written by Cindy C Bennett, Stephanie Fowers, and Sherry Gammon

Halfling by Cindy C Bennett

(Author of Geek Girl, Heart on a Chain, Enchanted Fairytales, Rapunzel Untangled, and more)
Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she's cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb …

For a Great Cause!

Just a heads up: I'll be at the Jordon Commons in Sandy, Utah, at the free holiday boutique and family fun eventfrom 10-6 in the Huston Event Room. Come see me and authors Stacy Lynn Carroll and Mikey Brooks and help us raise money for a fantastic cause.

The story behind it is just too sweet, which you can read about on my facebook page. Mikey, Stacy, and I all write different genres so there will plenty of books to choose from (also, friend and fellow author JR Simmons can't make it but he's sending copies of his novel for me to sell), along with games, gifts, prizes, silent auctions, and many vendors who, like me, are donating a portion of the proceeds for the day so a sweet little girl doesn't lose her aunt Kellee.

This event is totally free and will be a great time for families and friends to get ready for the holidays,  knowing we're helping a member of our community as we get a head start on shopping. Hope to see you there!

Frogs and Toads

I have a really unique connection with author Stacy Lynn Carroll. We didn't meet online, in a writer's forum or networking, which is how I've met most of my writer friends. We happened to work for the same amazing family as a nanny, so we spoke on the phone years ago, when she called me (the previous nanny) to make sure this particular family she was thinking of working for wasn't full of psychopathic axe murderers. Fast forward a little while, and we realized we both write. And our oldest daughters have the same unusual name.  I love having this connection with her--she's felt like an old friend from day one. 

So what better way to tell you about my sistah in writing and nannying than to celebrate the release of the second book in the Princess Sisters series? Frogs and Toads is out now! Stacy generously offered an excerpt for Oh, How Novel readers, and I have to say this book just looks fun. Check it out!