This is guest author week, and since the holidays are coming up I asked my friend and fellow Mid-Michigan RWA member Lucy to come and share a little bit about her short story anthology called The Christmas Wish. She kindly agreed, so I’ll let her have the floor:
Thank you for having me as a guest at Four Foxes and One Hound today! I love this blog, and I’m honored to be here to talk about my e-book The Christmas Wish, a collection of three short stories that all take place during the holiday season. Two of the stories, “Home for Christmas” and “The Christmas Wish,” were previously published in Woman’s World magazine some years ago, but I rewrote and updated them before publishing them for Kindle. “The Bells of Christmas” is an original story published only on Kindle.
Most of the stories I write have rural or small town settings, and these are no different. I guess that’s because having grown up in a rural area, I can relate more to people who live there. “Home for Christmas” takes place in Wyoming, in a ranch setting, and is a sequel to the story “Someday Soon” from my Taking Risks e-book. “The Bells of Christmas” is set in a small town probably not much different from the many towns I live near; “The Christmas Wish” is a story I’m very fond of. The heroine’s daughter has one special request for Christmas. She wants a horse, but the farm where they live is falling on hard times, and the wish is one that might not be granted. I love this story because my own daughter wanted a horse at that age (much as I always did) and while it took a big leap of faith, I was able to make that dream come true for her. I even bought Staccato with a check from my writing! The e-book is dedicated to his memory.
My stories are all Stories Told from the Heart, about everyday people and reflecting emotions and situations we may have all experienced in one way or another. For more information about them please visit me at my website, my blogs about writing and on pets, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
|Patricia Kiyono’s thoughts: I enjoyed these sweet Christmas tales. There are three short stories in this collection, as well as a few excerpts from other stories by Lucy. They’re quick reads, but great for a smile on a dreary day.|