Guest post by L.G. Keltner
In order to get everyone in the mood for the holidays (my novella is Christmas-themed so this only makes sense) I’d like to tell you a story from my childhood involving candy canes.
I was a toddler at the time. For someone who had only just learned to walk, I managed to get around pretty quickly. Still, I was short and rather wobbly. I also had some older half-siblings in the house at the time, so when the candy canes went missing from the Christmas tree, who do you think got blamed? They, of course, maintained their innocence, and the candy canes continued to go missing.
I was the very picture of innocence. I swear.
Yet, one day, my mom saw me taking a candy cane from the tree, and she followed me back to my room. And there, under my bed, she found my stockpile. Not a single candy cane had been eaten yet. Apparently I was stocking up on them. What for? I certainly can’t remember now. I can only tell you that I heard this story over and over again across the years that followed.
Do you have any fun stories related to candy canes?
Teaser from Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family
Not that it’ll be easy to get any work done this holiday season. Her family is staying at the house for Christmas, and fights break out almost immediately. Dani also has to deal with the fallout from an unexpected kiss with her best friend Seth and the feelings that go along with it. On edge around her family and unsure how to interact with the one person she’s trusted with everything in the past, she can only take what inspiration she can from the crazy circumstances surrounding her and see what happens.
One way or another, it should be an interesting holiday.
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About the Author
Her non-writing hobbies include astronomy and playing Trivial Pursuit.
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