Saturday, November 12, 2016

The holidays are creeping up on us

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Like it or not (and boy do I NOT like it because I can't believe how FAST this year has flown by), the holidays will soon be upon us.

Next Friday (November 18th), our local soft rock station will start playing Christmas music 24/7 through New Year's Day. I'm seeing Black Friday ads BEFORE Black Friday! (And I never go out on Black Friday--not even to the grocery store because traffic is a nightmare.)

Despite all that ... I'm hoping that my readers will want to read my holiday short stories. I now have four of them.

I like writing about the holidays. Three of my stories revolve around dysfunctional families (Blue Christmas, Bah! Humbug, and We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert). The 4th story revolved around friendship (Christmas at Swans Nest).

I've included three of the stories in a $$$-saving bundle: Happy Holidays.

The holidays are all about families…but families don’t always get along.
Mandy Nichols’ combative family wants to kill their uncle.
Jeff Resnick’s girlfriend’s family wants them to break up.
And Judi Straub’s siblings … want her to be a full-time babysitter.
Happy Holidays? puts the Christmas fun into dysfunction!

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You can catch the video below.



Then there's my third story in the Lotus Bay Mystery series, Christmas at Swans Nest.

Kathy is working hard to get her B & B remodeled and ready to open. With all her time and money going to the project she thinks she's facing a blue Christmas but her friends, a little snow and a surprise from the past go a long way toward making her season bright. 

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