You may have heard that I’ve been working on a new book.
After a lot of work by a number of people, it’s well on its way to being published! So I’m announcing it here!
Gifts are an essential part of our Christmas season.
It began with the gift of Christ Himself, followed by the gifts of the magi, and then gift-giving became part of the culture. Christmas with Hot Apple Cider is an anthology of true stories, short fiction, and poetry that celebrate both the giving and receiving of gifts. The work of these 55 writers, both new and experienced, will give you a fresh appreciation for the love that is shown at Christmas.
- loving grandparents teach their young grandchild a family tradition
- an elderly man recalls the pain and delight of the year he knew he’d get no presents
- a sweet young girl helps a woman heal from her loss
- Canadian customs puzzle an immigrant family
- a Jewish woman shares her childhood longing for the joy of Christmas
- in a Nigerian orphanage, a teacher rediscovers how much happiness a simple gift can bring
These stories and many others will not only make you smile, reminisce, and perhaps shed a tear, but will also remind you of the true meaning of Christmas and the gift that gives us reason to celebrate every day of the year.
The book, Christmas with Hot Apple Cider, will itself be a wonderful gift. Readers will be entertained, encouraged, and inspired.
The 55 writers who will have stories or poems in this book:
Brian C. Austin
Donna Bonnett Tanchez
Patricia Anne Elford
Laureen F. Guenther
Maureen E. Kowal
N. J. Lindquist
Ruth Smith Meyer
L. June Stevenson
John Paul Tucker
Tina Michele Weidelich
Melissa Yue Wallace
23 of the writers are new to Hot Apple Cider books; the others are in at least one of the books.
Our launch date
Our goal is to have the paperback books in stores in Canada before October 1st. It should also be available for purchase online in the US and other countries.
The ebook will also be available at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Chapters, and other online sites.
And we look forward to doing signings in bookstores or libraries as well as at speaking events.