From USA Today:
Actor Jack Lemmon was known as “America’s Everyman.” Before every take, he used to say, “It’s magic time.” Then he’d go to work, and he was right — it was magical. Writing (and reading!) romance novels provides that kind of magic for me, but like anyone else, I sometimes forget where the joy comes from. What could be a better reminder than having “Magic Time” embroidered on a Christmas stocking? – Liz Flaherty, author of Miracle on Joyful Street
It was, I felt, a rare moment of profundity for me. I did indeed have stockings made with "Magic Time" embroidered on the cuff. I must admit that I love them so much I'm finding it extremely difficult to give them away, but that's why I had Missy Hileman make them for me, right?
Magic stockings were part of our theme in this year's Christmas Town anthology, Heartwarming Holiday Wishes. The first one was found last year in my novella, The Magic Stocking, and the other Heartwarming writers ran with the idea. And ran very well. I love the stories in this year's collection. I hope you will, too.
It has been a difficult year in a lot of ways. Not just for me, but for many people I know and care for. There have been so many losses, so much illness, so much emotional pain. Many of us are so exhausted we're having trouble determining which end is up.
I hope and pray that we all find--and keep--the magic.
The Christmas Town residents have a Facebook page all their own we'd love to have you join. We even have a web page with all kinds of cool things on it like coloring pages and giveaways.
Speaking of giveaways, in the spirit of all things magic and of all Heartwarming Holiday Wishes, I'm giving away one of my precious stockings and signed copies of two of my books to a person who comments here. Tell us where you find the magic.