It's always hard to follow an act with the weather warming tips that J likes to post. But I shall endeavor to do my best--or I can just introduce our guest blogger this Saturday.
The holidays are upon us. Quite literally. Today is the day my little family of four opens gifts. We’re topping the day with a concert tonight from a local guy who’s taking Nashville by storm (and puts on one hell of a show). Within the next few days, Hanukkah starts, Yule occurs, and then Christmas Eve & Christmas, followed closely by Kwanzaa. (If I missed your holiday, apologies…)
It is the busiest time of the year for most people. Sometimes in that frenzy of activity, we forget a couple things:
1) Take time for yourself. You might not have time for a mani/pedi or a massage or whatever helps you relax, but a soak in the tub or curling up by the fire (or in a blanket) with a book can make a world of difference in both your productivity and your outlook on the season. Stress makes the holidays fun for no one. So be sure to take care of yourself in the midst of taking care of everyone else.
2) Often when we’re busy thinking about cooking, baking and gift buying, we forget about those in need and worthy causes. Don’t forget to take a moment to give to something you believe in and spread the magic of the season around. Again, you’ll feel better for it.
What does this have to do with the paranormal? After all, the magic of the season is usually relegated to virgin births and a jolly old elf being pulled through the sky by flying deer. But every year, more and more authors are embracing the season to bring you stories set in the worlds of their creation. The supernatural is no exception to this.
I’ve been told it’s a fun read, and for the rest of this month, whenever you buy my paranormal novella, The Ghost of Vampire Present, Decadent Publishing will donate all their profits from the sale to the American Cancer Society. In addition, I’m donating fifty cents for every copy sold this month to Relay for Life (on top of my normal annual donation). Taking time for you and donating to a good cause all in one handy package. How’s that for holiday multi-tasking?
A huge thanks to Seleste for guest-posting today and a bigger thanks for allowing us to be a part of her Relay for Life endeavors.
Have a great Saturday,