So I wrote a special story this year. In it, a barista tries to bring a little Christmas cheer to a scarred glass blower. He brings coffee and cookies, gifts and cards.
I love Christmas cards and the ones in the book are some that I’ve given and received over the years. The infamous Santa card from the story is one that my grandmother passed down to me with a bawdy laugh.
So I want to celebrate with you!
I’m mailing out holiday cards to my readers. I don’t care where you live or whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or St. Nicholas Day, or Winter Solstice, or Kwanzaa, or Festivus.
If you’d like a holiday card from me, send me your mailing address (and indicate if you have a holiday preference) to aideelad at gmail dot com before November 15th.
I’d like to make your holiday a little more merry and bright.
And if you’re looking for a short, happy Christmas read, check out A Hundred Promises of Love, published by MLR Press:
A Hundred Promises of Love
For Ethan and Nico, a broken millefiori ornament is more than a few shards of glass−it’s a chance to find love at Christmas.
Ethan Carson wants to treat his mother to the perfect Christmas while she’s visiting over the holidays. He’s spent all his savings on presents and bought an enormous tree that takes up half his living room. But when he starts to trim the tree with the family heirloom decorations, he finds her favorite ornament, the one his late father bought on their honeymoon, is broken.
Glassblower Nico Kazan doesn’t celebrate Christmas—unless you count trying to sell the art glass in his gallery to holiday shoppers. When Ethan, the object of his secret crush, asks him to recreate a broken Murano ball, he knows it will take more than his skill and time. Can he risk his heart to give Ethan back a symbol of love and family for Christmas?