Monday, 4 December 2017

What Would You Write for Christmas?

Here's something I wouldn't expect to see written this Christmas. . . 

Maybe it's me mutating into a seasonal Humbug but Christmas seems to have got lost somewhere under the wrapping paper and microchips. 
My low point this year was watching a female TV presenter get all emotional about the new John Lewis Christmas advert.
If I'm honest I have to admit to a sense of guilt. Every time I see starving children or homeless refugees I realise my capacity to feel compassion has been diminished along with my humanity.
Thank goodness for movies like 'It's A Wonderful Life' that attempt to reach out to the good in us.
Here's a challenge. What would you write for Christmas?
Perhaps it could be featured on this blog next year.

Chris Marchant is an author originally from Port Talbot who has already written a short story on a Christmas theme. It's due to be published in an anthology by a New Zealand concern who run a website entitled The premise is:

"On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me..." 
Can you imagine what it was like being the recipient of those gifts? Twelve drummers drumming. What would you do with twelve drummers? I mean, the upkeep alone would probably be crippling. Twelve drummers are for life, not just for Christmas. 
Chris' story is:
Chris describes herself as a writer of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and a cat herder. I know what you mean Chris, I live with one. Chris says:
"I currently live in Co. Cavan, Ireland with Drizzt the Muse Cat, eight other cats, and the boyfriend. I write mainly Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a little historical, horror and young adult. Currently working on a LitRPG novel."

Keep me updated Chris and if you want you can include extracts on this blog. It's also a good idea to try and build an audience while you are still writing the novel. If anyone is interested in finding out more about how to go about building an audience then read the guest blog post written by New Zealand author Jonathan Gunson on Kindle Authors.

Chris' author's page is:

She has been published in the following anthologies.

Click on the images to visit Chris' Amazon Author's Page.

Once the Tales From Wales website is up and running all authors featured here will also be featured there. If anyone wants to provide free downloads as tasters they can also be made available from the Tales From Wales website.

Sincerely Folks! I would like to wish everyone Peace, Hope and Joy this Christmas wherever you find it.

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