Guest post by L.G. Keltner
I’d like to thank Patricia Lynne for offering me some time on her blog today.
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
Fine. I might have claimed that my inner romantic had been buried beneath six feet of metaphorical dirt, and it certainly felt that way at times. Being a socially inept teenager can do that to a person. Seth and his charm, however, had lured it from its grave, and my heart was suddenly being driven by a ravenous love zombie.
Dani Finklemeier has decided to write a self-help book about how to take over the world, but she’s not sure where to start. After all, she’s only seventeen and looking for a better way to make money than babysitting. She buys a self-help book that promises to teach her how to write a self-help book in the hope of getting the job done.
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
L.G. Keltner spends most of her time trying to write while also cleaning up after her crazy but wonderful kids and hanging out with her husband. Her favorite genre of all time is science fiction, and she’s been trying to write novels since the age of six. Needless to say, those earliest attempts weren’t all that good.
Her non-writing hobbies include astronomy and playing Trivial Pursuit.
You can typically find L.G. lurking around her blog, on Twitter, or on her Facebook page.
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