Christmas time is here! Okay, so not quite yet. It’s still over a month away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start celebrating early, right? So today, we’re celebrating the release of not one, not four, but eight new Christmas books! All written by Rebekah A. Morris. I’ll be spotlighting two of her books today and you can find out more about the others as you follow the tour.
About the Books
*this is only two out of the eight, to give you a taste of the amazingness in store*
This was Lana’s second Christmas without her parents, who had died in an accident, and she was sure it would bring nothing but tears, because she and her aunt couldn’t seem to get along. When a frightening experience occurs, Lana, her cousin, and her aunt and uncle find unexpected cause for smiles.
“Life was certainly a mess. It wasn’t anything like she had read in storybooks. “~ Christmas Smiles
A Christmas Disaster
As the students of Coolidge High School prepare for their annual Christmas play, excitement mounts. Performed at the local theater, the play, with the students in complete charge of, the performances has become a tradition in town. Everything is going well until the morning of the final performance when calamity hits. Should the students cancel the final performance or try to turn the disaster into something good.
“Whew!” Derek sighed. “There’s no way I want to be an actor now! It’s hard enough running backstage.” ~ A Christmas Disaster
About the Author
Rebekah A. Morris is a home-school graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm, and her bestselling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn’t’ writing, include reading and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. The Show-Me state is where she calls home.
I am very happy– and honored– to be included in the Book tour of one of my favorite Christian authors …. Rebekah Morris!! Her books are always such a treat!! And now she has an even more exciting, tasty event to announce… 8 Published Christmas Stories!!
*dances around for happiness*
Although I personally do not like to over-celebrate Christmas, I do so enjoy good stories.. whatever the celebration!!
Without further ado, Here is the author interview with the predictable topic … Christmas!!
1. What are your most memorable, funniest Christmases ever? The most touching?
Oh, wow! Probably my most memorable Christmas was the year I was 7. I had gotten the Chicken Pox just before Christmas and since my mom’s side of the family always spent several days together at a camp, and my two young cousins hadn’t had chicken pox before, I wasn’t sure what kind of a Christmas it was going to be. I ended up being confined to the downstairs while my cousins stayed upstairs. But one came to the top of the stairs many times to sing to me. And my aunts, uncles, and grandparents spoiled me! I got to have candle light suppers every night with my mom and two “guests” of my choosing, one uncle pulled me around on my new roller skates, Grandpa read “Heidi” to me, an aunt let me do her hair in the most ridiculous styles, and over all, it was a Christmas I’ll never forget.
I’m not sure what the most touching Christmas was. Sorry, I can’t think of anything. [If you want to take this last bit off and take off the last question from this, that would be fine with me. Sorry I couldn’t answer it.]
2. What is the best part of Christmas for you?
Everything! I love the decorations, the lights, the presents, the yummy foods, the stories, but most of all, I love that my Savior came to this earth to be born as a baby, and then die so that I might be forgiven of all my sins. That is the best part of Christmas.
3. Any wacky Christmas traditions that you and/or your family have concocted over the years?
Not really. For thirty years my mom’s side of the family all got together every year and would spend anywhere from two days to almost a week hanging out at a camp. It was always so much fun getting together with the cousins, playing with the younger ones, going on hikes through the woods with my grandpa and uncles, making cinnamon rolls with my dad, or peppermint ice cream with Grandma. So many memories! But I guess we’re not the “wacky kind” of people. 🙂
4. What inspired you to write stories about Christmas?
I LOVE Christmas. Need I say anything else? 🙂 I have loved reading or listening to Christmas stories for as long as I can remember and once I ventured into the realm of Christmas stories with my pen, I never looked back. Each year I write 1-3 Christmas stories.
5. This goes without saying, but…. Which holiday is your favourite???
Well, actually I have two favorite holidays. 🙂 Both have two colors the same, but while one holiday is celebrated for at least a full month, the other is only celebrated a few days. And while one has colors of red, white, and green, the other has colors of red, white, and blue. Yep, Christmas and the 4th of July are my favorite-est of favorite holidays. 😀
6. What does Christmas mean to you?
It means a time to enjoy family, friends, good food, wonderful stories, decorations, a month long celebration, but most importantly, it is a celebration of Christ. And I hope my Christmas stories share just a glimpse of that joy and celebration with my readers.
Thank you for letting me come and visit!
Orchestrations – Introductory Post
Kind of Writes – Book Spotlight
– Review and Excerpt
Elisabeth – Excerpt
Words – Book Spotlight and Excerpt
– Author Interview and Book spotlight
Creative Writing Corner – Author Interview, Review, and Excerpt
Your Blessings One by One – Review and Excerpt
Perspective – Book Spotlight
Writings for His Glory – Author, Review, and Excerpt
Modesty – Author Interview and Review
– Book Spotlight
Ashleigh – Book Spotlight
Upon an Ordinary – Review
BLOG Snippets – Book Spotlight and Excerpt
– Author Interview
Firefly – Review
Banschbach – Author Interview
Notebook – Review and Excerpt
Knight – Book Spotlight and Excerpt
– Book Spotlight
Joyful Noise – Book Spotlight
Extraordinary Father – Review
Orchestrations – Closing Post