As I write this, we're expecting our first snowfall of the year... and I can't wait! I love this season: crisp weather, the smell of smoke from chimneys, cookies baking, and holiday music. I'm getting into the spirit more than ever with Emily in the house and with time to breathe (it's the first Christmas without a looming deadline in over a decade!). So I'm looking forward to everything this holiday brings.
On Monday, December 9 at 10 AM (CDT), I was back on "Great Day St. Louis," dishing on Great Reads for the holidays. Check out the segment here to see my picks!
On December 17, you'll be able to download e-books of the first three titles in my Debutante Dropout series: Blue Blood, The Good Girl's Guide to Murder, and The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club. Hooray! That's been a while in coming, and I love the new cover art the folks at Avon designed. The fourth and fifth titles, Night of the Living Deb and Too Pretty to Die, have always been available as e-books but soon will have new covers, too (as of January, I believe). Here's a link to order.
The only book-related job I have to do this Christmas is to read through page proofs for Very Bad Things, my young adult thriller out from Delacorte in hardcover on October 14, 2014. But that'll be more of a joy than a chore! It just gets me more excited about VBT's release next fall. I'm sure it'll be here before I know it!
Here's wishing everyone a very happy holiday season, whatever you celebrate. Enjoy the precious moments with family and friends—and by yourself. Take the time to smell the evergreens and the chimney smoke and the fresh-baked cookies. Sending lots of good cheer from here!