As the craziness of the holiday season sets in, I always get to thinking about those great stories from holidays past. It’s usually not the heart-warming ones that leap to mind first. It’s the debacles. The mishaps. The out-and-out catastrophes of epic proportions that might seem awful in the moment but which become pee-your-pants funny over time—and tend to grow more legendary with each re-telling.
I have heard from many of you over the years about how my novella Blue Christmas is part of your holiday tradition and how re-reading it each year helps you to get into the holiday spirit. If you haven’t read it yet, it features my Savannah-based characters—Weezie the junker and her best friend BeBe who are also the leading ladies in Savannah Blues and Savannah Breeze. Let’s just say Blue Christmas showcases a holiday mishap of grand proportions.
In honor of Weezie & BeBe and in the spirit of sharing, I am asking you to share your tales of holiday mayhem with me. So share your story by e-mailing us with “MKA Holiday Mishap” in the subject line and let ‘er rip. I have two great prizes to offer for the stories that really grab me. The first place winner will get a collectible vintage Eisenberg ice rhinestone blue Christmas tree pin. The second place winner will get an equally cute reproduction of this same pin. These pins are just like the one that has a starring role in the plot of Blue Christmas. The top 5 entries will all get an autographed hardcover copy of Blue Christmas.
Never fear, if you don’t win—and even if you don’t submit a story (maybe you’re one of those people whose Christmases are all visions of sugar plums?)—you still have the chance to nab the Blue Christmas e-book for a limited time (now thru Dec. 23rd) at the crazy low price of $1.99 for all e-reading devices and at all retailers where e-books are sold. Don’t you just love a holiday bargain?
From my home to yours, I wish you a joyful holiday season. This year, may your mishaps be few, safe, and truly funny.
Wishing you a holly jolly,