Happy post Thanksgiving day. In the blur of launching Chasing Nirvana I decided to hit up some of my most talented author buddies and make the holidays a little merrier. Baby it's Cold Outside includes shorts stories and novellas from seven authors from Australia, USA and Canada riffing on romance, adventure and more holiday mishaps than a drunken elf. I hope you win one. And if you don't, if you sign up for my readers group, you'll receive my contribution, Out Cold. It was inspired by a concussion I received last winter from that terribly dangerous thing: feeding my dog. (I stood up too fast, there was a sharp tile corner. Apparently at your temple, your brain is basically protected by Saran Wrap.) With concussion protocol, (and one hugely dilated pupil that freaked out my doc,) I wrote the whole damn thing long hand (no screens.) Much of the story takes place in a hospital. 'Cause, well, that's my life. Happy Holidays. No matter what you celebrate, or don't celebrate, may this time of year be bright and filled with joy.
Ellyn Oaksmith is the USA Today bestselling author of four books including the Kindle bestseller Chasing Nirvana. She lives in Seattle with her family. Luckily, she's waterproof.
How do I find ideas?
They find me. We date for a while & if things work out, we marry. For one year. Best books for writers? Stephen King On Writing Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.