I'm so not ready.
I'm getting there.
The good news is, last night, very late, I finally finished WEDNESDAYS IN THE TOWER! Huzzah! It's been a long, crazy journey with that one, but now it's in the hands of my editor, and we can all slump across our keyboards and breathe a sigh of relief!
And then pop right back up because there is much to do, kids!
First off: Christmas! Christmas is coming! Hooray for Christmas! The best time of the year! In about ten minutes, we'll be firing up the ol' Blu-ray player to watch Elf! My son is already reading THE LEGEND OF HOLLY CLAUS, to himself this year. *sniff they grow up so fast!*
And so, quick and dirty, here is what I will be reading/viewing/listening to in the month to come!
THE LEGEND OF HOLLY CLAUS by Brittney Ryan
MIRACLE AND OTHER CHRISTMAS STORIES by Connie Willis
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER by Barbara Robinson
SAMMY KEYES AND THE RUNAWAY ELF by Wendelin Van Draanen
LET IT SNOW: THREE HOLIDAY ROMANCES by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
MISS DAVENPORT'S CHRISTMAS by Marion Chesney
A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS by M. C. Beaton
(Fun fact: Marion Chesney and M. C. Beaton are the same person!)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens and illustrated by P. J. Lynch
A CHRISTMAS STORY AND OTHER COLLECTED WORKS by Jean Shepherd
Picture books, which I am too lazy to find the authors and illustrators of:
THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC
THE WILD CHRISTMAS REINDEER/HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Jan Brett
SANTA CALLS by William Joyce (So, okay, I know some of the people)
THE TWELVE BOTS OF CHRISTMAS by Nathan Hale
LLAMA LLAMA HOLIDAY DRAMA by Anna Dewdney
OLIVIA HELPS WITH CHRISTMAS by Ian Falconer
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
THE POLAR EXPRESS
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES by Dylan Thomas
THE TOMTEN by Astrid Lindgren
RED RANGER CAME CALLING
A WISH FOR WINGS THAT WORK by Berkeley Breathed
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Nightmare Before Christmas
A Christmas Story
It's Christmas, Charlie Brown! (Or whatever that one is called. You know what I mean!)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Edition
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
Music and Audio Excitement:
Wintersong by Sarah McLachlan
A Christmas Cornucopia by Annie Lennox
Gabriel's Message by Sting
The Coventry Carol by Alison Moyet
Barenaked for the Holidays by the Barenaked Ladies
A Very She & Him Christmas by She & Him
Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes
O Holy Night by Celtic Woman
Polly Anderson's Christmas by Stuart McLean
Six to Eight Black Men by David Sedaris
But along with decking the halls and caroling the bells, this year we have one more thing to get ready for:
PRINCESS OF THE SILVER WOODS!
It will launch on December 11th, and I will be at The King's English Bookshop that very day, to read and sign and give away a prize! There will be cookies and hijinks!
This will start off a week of signings around Salt Lake City and Provo/Orem! Also, if you call the nice people at The King's English, they can take orders for signed books and ship them too you for a small fee! Please see my events page for the exact details.
I will also be on a panel and doing a signing on December 8th, along with Ally Condie, Robison Wells, Brandon Mull, Lisa Mangum and Dean Hughes! That starts at 11 am, and should be really fun. You can get most of your Christmas shopping done right there, boom!
Keep checking my website, too, for a fancy new SILVER WOODS look!