It’s Holiday Season and that means Peppermint Bark! If anyone has any recipes, please email or DM them to me, as I’m obsessed! I came to this whole Peppermint Bark thing quite late and now and I must make up for lost time!
But I digress…
The Star and the Strange Moon is now out! I think it’s already on sale on Amazon.com (last time I checked). If you want signed copies for gifts, contact Old Town Books in Alexandria and I’ll hurry on down to sign them! If you pre-ordered the book, thank you for helping the Audible version to become the #1 New Release in both Magical Realism and Occult Horror. Early response on Goodreads has also been good with the booking receiving a 4.2 rating! Finally, on December 12, I’ll be appearing on the She Wore Black Podcast. I really love what Agatha has created with that podcast and she has a growing and loyal audience. She also has a fantastic merch page here!
Currently, I’m reading Belladonna by Adalyn Grace and I’ll be diving right into Foxglove when I’m done. I’ve been so immersed in this world and it is exactly the read that I needed now! I’ve long been a fan of gothic Victorian poison novels. Belladonna reminds me a bit of Lydia Kang’s Opium and Absinthe which I also adored!
If you’re looking for holiday gifts, I highly recommend The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare by Kimberly Brock; Parting the Veil by Paulette Kennedy; and Bronte’s Mistress by Finola Austin. All three are just beautiful reads and make a great gift bundle for book lovers.
Other gifts for book lovers or writers are:
The Oxford Comma Society mug. I have a different version, but I love this one!
Fancy pencils. I have hundreds of gorgeous pencils on my desk that I’ve collected over the years. There is something about writing with a pencil that I prefer especially with drafts! The link is for the Pride and Prejudice version, but I’m loving the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ones as well!
The Story Machine. Want to write a novel in 2024? Here’s a great book to get you started!