Author Karlie Lucas – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 2 @KarlieMLucas

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally

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Marie never expected to wake up in North Pole City, let alone become Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but
couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man. 
Now, Marie has to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause the destruction of everything he holds dear. 

Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy. 

Just when Marie starts to feel like things are coming together, a madman with a bone to pick, and Christmas to ruin, threatens the whole of the North Pole Organization. Marie must rely on Clarence and her new friends to help her face her past before Christmas is gone forever. But does she have the courage to truly be herself when it could mean losing everything?

 

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Top Ten List: 
  1. I love Stephen’s Hot Cocoa. If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out.
  2. While I’m not very active in it most of the time, I love to sew.
  3. I have a collection of random pens, markers, highlighters, and pencils on my writing desk.
  4. I love the feel of fleece, the softer the better.
  5. My favorite candy bar is Hershey’s Mint Chocolate Cookie (not always easy to find)
  6. I wish I’d been born with redder hair than I was.
  7. I try to base all of my characters from people I’ve met in real life, either by name or personality traits.
  8. I would love to eventually open up my publishing company to more than just my books, for those unconventionally conventional books regular publishers might not take simply because they don’t think they’re “main stream” enough.
  9. I would rather it be too cold than too hot weather-wise. You can always layer up. It’s harder to layer down.
  10. My favorite holiday is…. Christmas!
 
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Author Ann Swann – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 1 @ann_swann

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Ann lives in Texas with her husband and rescue pets. She taught reading and other subjects for a number of years before leaving to devote more time to her first love—writing. Reading with children was always her favorite part of teaching.

Cool Well Press published her ghostly series for the young at heart, Stevie-girl and the Phantom Pilot, Stevie-girl and The Phantom Student, and Stevie-girl and The Phantom of Crybaby Bridge.

Her adult novels—All For Love, women’s fiction, and the suspense trilogy Stutter Creek, Lilac Lane, and Copper Lake, are all published by 5 Prince Publishing.

Takers, Ann’s foray into speculative fiction, was released earlier this year.

She has won several awards for fiction since her college days and has had short stories and essays published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, The Binnacle, Timeless, an anthology, Seasonal Sweet, and Suspenseful, an anthology, Jitter Press, Fictionterrifica, The Rusty Nail, The Sandstorm, Reflections, an anthology, and Blue Mountain Review.

 

 

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Senior prom is the happiest night of Gabi’s life. Her crush has just revealed that he is every bit as infatuated with her as she is with him. When he has a car wreck and is transported to the hospital in a coma, Gabi feels as if she’s taken a knife to the heart. But his jealous cousin, Rose, sees her chance to give the knife an even harder twist. She convinces Gabi to meet her at a local parking spot outside town. It’s a night that will change several lives forever. One of the girls will return, and one will become known as the remains in the pond.

 

 



Top Ten List:         
  1. Writing
  2. Reading
  3. Playing with grandkids
  4. Diet Vanilla Coke
  5. Chocolate
  6. Walking off all those calories in the chocolate (on my favorite trail)
  7. Movies
  8. Live music
  9. Making music playlists
  10. Mexican food
 
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