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A Writer’s Wish List

Everyone thinks writers are these word magicians that have it all; fancy offices, the latest computer, beautiful stationary, and the aroma of specialty coffee from Africa in a Polish Pottery cup from a nearby home boutique. Okay. I’m dreaming again. The truth is some of us write from a recliner on a computer that is held together with duct tape and a prayer. So when it comes to asking Santa to grant us something special because we’ve been really, really good this year, you’d better pay attention. These writers are all award winners and create amazing stories. Let me introduce you to a few of my friends.

Jason E. Fort continues to be a favorite presenter at the Killer Nashville Conference. You will be able to get some great tips on self defense next summer if you decide to attend. So this is what Jason wants for Christmas. “All I want for Christmas this year is a new laptop for all my writing. I won’t tell you that I hulk-smashed my old one because it was slow (and I’m often told I look like Lou Ferrigno). I won’t tell you that I have to share my wife’s laptop, and all my writings may or may not be the reason hers is now slowing down, too. I won’t tell you these things are true for sure, but they might be. Merry Christmas.”

Newest release is Hunting Parties; featured on front author page at www.Jason-E-Fort.com.



Rick Reed is one of my favorite authors of crime/thriller fiction. His books bring an edge that only a man in law enforcement, working in the field can bring to life.  
https://www.RickReedBooks.com  Detective Jack Murphy thriller crime series:
“I would love to see a new Mac laptop under the Christmas tree. I learned to type in the Dark Ages on a manual Royal typewriter and really had to pound the keys. It’s a habit I find hard to break and the clickety-clack of key strokes is my connection to this world when I’m lost in Jack’s world. Merry Christmas all.”

Judith Lucci is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author. With a number of successes under her belt she now presents the first book in her Artzy Chicks cozy mystery series. Her message to me just the other day was this: “The last few weeks have been crazy for me between book releases and Thanksgiving company. Now I am taking a three-day art class I have been trying to get in for several years.” Probably why she hopes to find Rembrandt pastels  under the tree this year.

Website: www.judithlucci.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Most-Wonderful-Crime-Year-Massanutten-ebook/dp/B07JQMDH2H

Regina Jeffers is a Time Warner Star Teacher and Crystal Apple Finalist, as well a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar.  I suppose I should be public-spirited and do my best Sandra Bullock imitation from “Miss Congeniality” and ask for World Peace, but I mean to be a bit introspective on this day. I am not one to purchase items for myself — always for others. However, I admit to wishing for an opportunity to visit England and Scotland before my 71-year-old legs are too unsteady to climb a “hill” in Derbyshire or to walk where Jane Austen did in Bath or to visit the parts of Glencoe where my ancestors once tread.



Jennifer Gibson calls Canada home and loves her cats. “My wish is for Santa to bring the cats a teepee for Christmas.” I love this lady’s spunk and eagerness to try new things. She inspires me. Her motto is: “Hope will always guide you.” Visit Jennifer’s website at: www.jennifergibson.ca
Jennifer’s award-winning series is now available worldwide at Amazon – KOBO – iTunes – Barnes & Noble.              Check back in with me at the end of the week. I’ll have a few more authors who will tell you what would be nice to find under the tree this Christmas. Someone on your Christmas list loves books. One of these books might just be the gift you’re looking for to give that special someone. 













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