Saturday, November 13, 2010
It's that time of year when the turkey is carved, Jolly old St. Nick comes calling, the multicolored lights go up, the snow comes down (in some places), and the resolutions are made as a new year approaches and we start life all over again.
As a novelist, I love writing yearend holiday fiction, reflecting all that is wonderful about the season of gifts and giving, decorations, music, movie classics, and gathering around loved ones in the spirit of the holiday.
I have been fortunate enough to have two holiday novels come out in recent years, CHRISTMAS HEAT and CHRISTMAS DIAMONDS, and enjoyed delving into these imaginary worlds and putting in them a slice on the joy I have always had during November and December. My fans have demonstrated their appreciation through sales and kind reviews.
It is my way of giving back to those who have blessed me over the years during the holidays and allowing me the opportunity to spread good cheer and tidings through my writings. A year from now, I will be back at it again with a holiday novel, PRIVATE LUAU, that will transport readers to Honolulu for the holiday season. I cannot think of a better place to spend Christmas and break in the New Year than Hawaii, where only imaginary snow will fall.
I am also an avid reader of holiday fiction and soaking in perspectives of the season from other authors. Some of my favorite titles are A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, THE CHRISTMAS BOX by Richard Paul Evans, and A CHRISTMAS VISITOR by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer,.
I also love to curl up on the couch with my wife at this time of year and watch some holiday fiction DVD classics from the silver screen, such as IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, SCROOGE, CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT, and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, to name a few.
Have you written any holiday fiction? If so, what inspires you to do so?
What are your favorite holiday novels or nonfiction by other authors?
What are your all time favorite holiday movies?