Since we’re now into December, author Brenda Whiteside is guest blogging today about all things Christmas. Read on to here what she has to say…
I love another man besides my husband. And I’m not giving him up because I’ve loved him all my life.
Yes, I do believe. Everything about the Christmas season can be wrapped up, tied with a great big silver bow, in two words – Santa Clause. He’s the spirit of giving, the sound of joy, the wonder of magic and pure childlike fun.
He sets a fine example of unconditional generosity with his spirit of giving. We give more this time of year and not just the stuff we walk the malls and shop the sales for like sweaters, ties and those travel toenail clipper sets in the center aisle. With the booming of his ho-ho-ho, joy jumpstarts the festive season. He’s known by many names and is in so many places at once, you can’t deny his magic quality. And if you believe like I do, then you can grow older but not up.
Santa was the inspiration and the subject of my story “An Elfin Secret” in the anthology Warm Christmas Wishes. He also inspired my story “On the Way to the Snow Ball” but in a very quirky way.
I’d like to hear what your favorite part of the holiday season is. Leave me a comment and I’ll have a drawing for a copy of Warm Christmas Wishes (ebook or print version). Merry Christmas!
Brenda has three releases this December:
Her novels are available at Melange Books:
Brenda loves to hear from readers and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For excerpts and her latest contest news, visit www.brendawhiteside.com.
About the author:
Brenda has been writing all of her life in one way or another from the captions on her childish artwork to teenage psychedelic scrolls to her current novel.
After publishing several short stories, she turned to writing novels. Regardless of the length of her story, the characters drive her forward, taking her on their journey of discovery and love.
Her life is blessed with three creative soul mates. Her son, a singer/song writer, lives with his lady in a far off western town in the pines. Brenda and her husband, an excellent photographer, live in Minnesota, a nature wonderland that captured her heart nineteen years ago. They share their home with their dog, Rusty, who creates joy (and is the smartest dog in the world).
Visit Brenda on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/BrendaWhitesideAuthor
She blogs on the 9th and 24th of every month at http://rosesofprose.blogspot.com
She blogs occasionally on her personal blog http://brendawhiteside.blogspot.com/