The Man Who Invented Christmas

I finally got to see The Man Who Invented Christmas yesterday. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting. I think I was hoping for something more like Stranger Than Fiction, which is one of my fave movies ever, so that was probably too much to expect.

But at its heart, this tale about Dickens was entertaining, it felt period-authentic, and whether it was an accurate depiction of Dickens’ life or not, I don’t know. But they made me believe it! I liked that Dickens wasn’t painted as a saint, but rather a talented man with flaws and demons of his own.

Just like in A Christmas Carol, the ending of this movie made it all worthwhile. To discover that this single book influenced how people perceive the poor—as humans in need of help—and that this in turn caused an increase in charitable giving was amazing. Good job, Charles Dickens! Thank you for making an impact on our culture and for opening our eyes to those who have less than we do.

The 12 Days of Christmas begins with a Giveaway

Updated: Congrats to the winner of my giveaway, Anthony! And thank you to everyone who entered the contest!

In honor of my upcoming release, Fairytale Christmas, I’m hosting the 12 Days of Christmas. It all begins today. (Hurrah, cue cheering and confetti!)

Fairytale Christmas is a tale centered around ancient Celtic folklore. Outlander meets Sleeping Beauty in this historic, mythic tale with a dash of swoony romance.

Three thousand years ago, a war began between the immortals and the mortals. It’s a war that continues to this day…

Before history began, a legendary queen battled a foreign army, braved the death of her husband, and faced betrayal at the hand of someone she trusted. This is the story of Eire, Queen of the Faeries, the Immortal One, and the leader of the Tuatha de Danann.

To this day, her homeland, Ireland, bears her name, and this is the story of the war that drove the Immortal Ones into exile. It’s also the tale of how she found help from an unexpected place, leading her to a love like she had never known before.

Fairytale Christmas is a story that spans thousands of years. It’s also the beginning of all of our fairytales and legends; it’s where mortals and immortals survive because they love one another, proving that love is the greatest gift of all.

This is the first installment in the Saga of the Fair Folk, a journey that lasts until the end of time.

And to get this Christmas party started, I have a giveaway!