December 2016

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes […]

Love in the Line of Fire

Coming January 23, 2017, from Dreamspinner Press, my twentieth novel, Love in the Line of Fire: Agent Jonah Pratt heads the Secret Service team guarding the President’s husband. When a routine […]

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

Corsican: Bon Natale Czech: Vesele Vanoce Dutch/Flemish: Vrolijk Kerstfeest French: Joyeux NoëlGerman: Frohe WeihnachtenItalian: Buon Natale Latin: Felicem Diem Nativitatis (Merry Day of the Nativity) Portuguese: Feliz Natal Samoan: Manuia […]

Dreamspinner Press is having a sale with 30% off everything in the store. My books published by Dreamspinner are part of this sale.

Dreamspinner Press is having a sale with 30% off everything in the store. My books published by Dreamspinner are part of this sale.

One year we had to make a trip to Honolulu just before Christmas. That trip gave us the chance to see how the people of Hawaii get into Christmas in […]

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! […]

Be merry all, be merry all, With holly dress the festive hall; Prepare the song, the feast, the ball, To welcome merry Christmas. — William Robert Spencer

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin. […]

Once again, my dear people, Merry Christmas is here, With holly and mistletoe And its good will and cheer! With its joys and its heartaches, With its laughter and song, […]

“The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.” — Joan Rivers

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”   […]

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” — Dr. Seuss, How […]

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. Washington Irving

As hard as it is to believe, had he lived, Matthew Shepard would be turning 40 years old this year. Born December 1, 1976, Matthew didn’t get the chance to […]