I have to make a confession.
Every time I look at my calendar and see that it’s time to start another story for my Holiday Heartwarmers Series, I get a real lift and smiles light up my world. I’m a sucker for puppies and kids.
Especially American Eskimo pups which is the breed I own. (Charli is a toy size, which means thirteen pounds of white fluff and love, with a sassy personality. She keeps me on my feet all the time and makes me laugh… a lot.)
Of course, that helps me when I write about these lovely canines.
Having one wonderful son (out of the four I wish I’d had) is probably a reason why I enjoy creating stories about kids. I tried not to involve myself too deeply into his little-boy business while he grew up, but I found everything about his journey fascinating.
I guess the gods smiled down on my yearning for babies and brought me my lovely little niece to live with our family when she was ten. This time, I was able to delve into the thoughts and feelings of a little girl who worked so hard to find herself. To this day, she is my daughter and she has brought our small family a lot of joy.
Add in my favorite time of year, the Christmas season, and I’m in my glory.
Plotting the latest book was a very enjoyable trip into my imagination, one I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s called “Christmas is for Everyone”. Because I’ve recently heard so much about folks going through health situations with their parents and friends, many having mental difficulties like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, I just had to add a loveable old man with a similar condition. He quickly became one of my favorite characters.
The story starts off with our heroine walking home from work at the beginning of a snowstorm. She comes across an older man wandering forlornly wearing only a sweater and slippers and carrying a bedraggled little puppy.
Both are lost…
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