“I wish you a Malty Christmas And a Hoppy New Year,
A pocket full of money … And a cellar full of Beer!” — Anonymous
ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN on my mailing list for long knows that I am a total Christmas nut. Our house has the most lights on the block. Our tree has a million ornaments. I own about 300 Christmas CDs!
Over the years, I’ve stepped out of my usual “horror” persona to pen some short Christmas stories, and a couple years ago, I released them, along with some original holiday song lyrics, as a short e-book called Christmas Tales. A warning: Don’t look for horror tales here — these are heartwarming fantasy tales! I hope these stories bring a little Christmas cheer to people who enjoy all genres of fiction.
Christmas Tales just went on sale for $0.99 today, and you can download a copy at Amazon.com.
If you haven’t read them in Christmas’ past, I hope you’ll download a copy, settle down on a “cold winter’s night” and enjoy them this Christmas week.
I have also written and recorded an album’s worth of original Christmas songs over the years to give as gifts to family and friends. I recorded most of them with my sister-in-law on lead vocals, but my son Shaun has recorded a couple, and one of my favorites was recorded live in a basement studio with musicians from a couple different bands I’d worked with. It’s called “Show Me Christmas” and you can listen to it for free on my website’s Music page. Download it and put it on your iPod this year!
I’m personally looking forward to getting through the next few days at work and then spending the last couple weeks of this month relaxing with my family… maybe I’ll finally get some reading and new writing in. It’s been a hectic year, and it’s definitely time to settle in for a long winter’s night!
I hope you are able to spend some enjoyable, revitalizing time with those you hold dear as we close out the year. Thanks, as always, for reading.
Happy Holidays from my family to yours,
– Originally posted in my December e-Newsletter.