Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What's Coming Next..

With Christmas a mere six weeks away, I'm finding that I'm getting into the spirit early this year. That may have something to do with my latest story, in edits now. At the moment it's fourteen thousand words, so a novella, about a man whose greatest desire is to find someone to spend Christmas, and possibly his life, with.

Here's the unedited blurb:

Candlelight, mistletoe, gaily wrapped packages beneath a trimmed tree, and someone to share it with. That’s all contractor Barry Richards wants for Christmas. Desperate for a traditional holiday, he takes drastic measures. Creating a profile on “,” he hopes to find the perfect man in a matter of weeks. When one date after another goes sour, while all around him friends are falling in love, he starts to lose faith.

The first snows begin to fall and the world is filled with seasonal cheer, all except for Barry, for whom time is running out. Facing the prospect of a lonely holiday, he tries just once more to make The Match Before Christmas.

Look for The Match Before Christmas to publish as a Christmas Single Shot on December 15, from Torquere Books.


  1. I'm trying to resist listening to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, because otherwise I'll be SO sick of it by Christmas...

    Sounds like a sweet story!

  2. The local radio station has an online site that has started already, all Christmas music, all the time. Too many years I've been the "bah-humbug" type. This year I plan to go all out, but not until after Thanksgiving. Writing the story did put me in the mood, though, what with Barry's kitties batting fallen ornaments under the couch, while the snow fell outside.

  3. This is going to be a great holiday tidbit! You write interesting disasters, so I'm looking forward to seeing what goes spung just as much as what goes right,