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Authors Answer 112 – Characters Celebrating Christmas

Of course, the completion of a certain project that’s taking so long would be appreciated too.

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It’s almost Christmas now, which means it’s time for the annual Christmas question. The authors love presents, but what about the characters? They should be able to receive presents, right? But what if they’re in fantasy or science fiction, where they may not have Christmas? Let’s find out!

2002_Blue_Room_Christmas_treeQuestion 112: It’s almost Christmas. What would a main character of one your works like for Christmas?

Tracey Lynn Tobin

Nancy – from “Nowhere to Hide” – would probably like a few new weapons, maybe some new clothes, a hot shower…oh, and definitely as large a supply of non-perishable food items as Santa can fit in his sack.

Gregory S. Close

Osrith Turlun, former Captal of House Vae, soldier, duelist, sometime criminal, mercenary and generally grumpy man-at-arms, would like a new knitting needle.  He just broke one off in someone’s skull where last I left him in the writing of

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Authors Answer 60 – Merry Christmas from All of Us

Happy holidays.

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For the first time, Authors Answer falls on Christmas Day. So, we have a very special and simple message for all of you from all of us. We’re sharing a bit of what we’re doing for Christmas with you.

I’d also like to mention that this will be Caren Rich’s final Authors Answer. I want to thank her for her participation. It’s greatly appreciated, and I enjoyed her answers very much. Thank you, Caren, and good luck!

2002_Blue_Room_Christmas_treeQuestion 60 – What are your plans for Christmas Day?

D. T. Nova

To spend time with my family, and probably stay off the internet almost entirely.

Gregory S. Close

In a word: pie.

Paul B. Spence

I plan to spend the winter holiday with my family and friends, as one should.

Caren Rich

We are very traditional when it comes to Christmas. The kids pull us out of bed before the sun…

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Authors Answer 7 – Christmas Gifts for Authors

Even though I didn’t say it, I fully agree with the most common answer here.

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Less than a week until Christmas, and I’m sure everyone is getting excited to see what they got.  Or more importantly, they’re excited about spending time with their families.  I’ll be spending my Christmas at home with my wife and daughter, and we’ll be having a Christmas dinner consisting of Kentucky Fried Chicken, a fine modern Japanese tradition.  But what do authors want for Christmas?

2002_Blue_Room_Christmas_treeQuestion 7: Christmas is coming! In your opinion, what would be the perfect gift for a writer?

Michael J. Sullivan

Oh writers are so easy to buy for when it comes to gift giving. Some things off the top of my head:

  • Moleskine notebooks – No, I don’t mean notebooks made out of small, blind rodents. These are bound blank pages with an elastic band to hold them closed. Each time I start a new book I buy one. It keeps all my notes in…

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Awesome Music Thursday: Brighter Than Today

This time of year has become the world’s biggest holiday by a large margin; considering the amount of shopping that’s done for it I suppose it’s obvious why retailers want to make the time it takes over start earlier and earlier.

But we can’t forget what it’s really about. The reason for the season. Axial tilt; that’s not really a joke, because the original reason for what has come to be known as “the holiday season” is the season itself; the winter solstice. The longest night of the year, and more thematically important, the moment when the days stop getting shorter and start getting longer. That’s why so many cultures and religions make it into a day about hope and new beginnings.

And I think this song (easily the most obscure one I’ve featured) expresses the true meaning of the solstice better than any traditional holiday song, and even better than any of the rather good pagan songs I’ve heard. Brighter Than Today, central anthem of A Secular Solstice, performed by the Bliss Jockeys and Lesley Shannon.

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Awesome(ly Cute) Music Thursday: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

I know these posts usually feature music from Japan, but considering the time of year I thought I’d try something different.

This song is from 1953, meaning it’s older than a lot of the “timeless classic” holiday songs. It was sung by 10 year old Gayla Peevey, and the best part is she actually did get a baby hippopotamus for Christmas (which she donated to the Oklahoma City Zoo) as a result of a campaign inspired by this song.

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