I recently met one of my critique partners, Laurie Germaine, in person at the ACFW conference. We had so much fun sharing a room with Amanda Wen at the amazing Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, Texas. And in case you’re wondering, not one of my fears that spawned this blog post about my conference anxiety came true. Although, I did have a close call with the hotel hair dryer finally deciding to roar to life just as I was about to leave the room. Thank God, I heard it and turned the possessed thing off in time, but as I flipped the switch, terror seeped into my bones. A vision of Robyn Hook burning down the beautiful hotel was a horror I hadn’t even imagined might have come true.
Just like Tinsel Kuchler—my favorite human-sized elf from Laurie’s novel! I understood a little of how poor Tinsel must have felt when she set the chemistry lab at her high school ablaze. She caused an explosion that ruined a stash of presents and sent the elves into panic mode to save Christmas. Thankfully, the current Santa’s hot, teenaged grandson and future Santa, Niklas Kringle, was there to lead everyone to safety. And yes, I admit it, I have a crush on this young Santa before the red suit and jelly belly!
If you know me in person, you may have already heard me touting this hilarious book where a clumsy elf who believes she doesn’t fit in her tiny elf world learns she does indeed have a place at Santa’s side, along with an amazing talent. Which I won’t reveal, but here’s a hint: it involves Santa’s reindeer.
I’m thrilled to announce that you can finally enjoy this fun Christmas read! It’s the perfect early Christmas gift and holiday read for those teens and pre-teen girls in your house, but you mom’s and single ladies out there will love it, too!
I had the honor of reading Tinsel in a Tangle chapter by chapter when Laurie subbed it on ACFW’s online critique group (I had to read her subs 3 times in order to find something to pick at), and I read it again after revisions from her Clean Reads publisher, and I have to say, it just keeps getting better—and I loved it the first time! Laurie’s a gifted writer. She’ll draw you into Flitterndorf and make you believe in the magic of Christmas.
In the true spirit of the season, Laurie has committed to donating all the proceeds she receives from the sale of Tinsel in a Tangle toward helping girls rescued from sex trafficking. Initially, she plans to support Agape International Ministries but there are two USA-based ministries she’s considering, as well.
For more about my friend, Laurie, check out this interview with Kelsey Gillespy.