Thursday, November 13, 2014

Two Favorite Characters from Christmas Treasures

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Time for some pre-holiday Christmas fun! Two of my co-authors of the Christmas Treasures: A Collection of Christmas Short Stories, Anne Garboczi Evans and Karla Akins, are introducing to us their favorite
characters in their short stories, and I had the privilege of interviewing Raquel and Santa this week. 

"I Hate Christmas" by Anne Garboczi Evans

Favorite character: Raquel

Please introduce us to your character with a little description of who they are: Raquel is a 20-something romantic with a sense of humor. She has a way of getting herself into mishaps, but ends up landing on her feet all the same.
Anne with husband, Gabe, and son, Joe-joe.

Tell us about your favorite Christmas, Raquel. Why was it your favorite?

Favorite Christmas? No way! I hate Christmas! 

That sounds wonderful! Do you have a Christmas tradition you look forward to every year?

My favorite Christmas tradition? Seriously? What's to like about ten pounds of weight gain and hundreds of dollars wasted on presents?

"Banking on Christmas" by Karla Akins

Favorite character:  Santa

Please introduce us to your character with a little description of who they are:

Santa comes to the bank on Christmas Eve.



       Tell us about your favorite Christmas, Santa. Why was it your favorite?

I think my favorite one was in 2009—it was the one where my wife and I were robbed.

Santa got robbed? That's awful!

       Do you have a Christmas tradition you look forward to every year?
       
       Oh definitely. But I can’t tell you what it is or it would give the story away.  Mainly, I like being with my wife doing what we do together. There’s nothing more fun than spending Christmas with your best friend, is there? I will say that her Macadamia nut cookies are fantastic. She makes them for me every year but only on Christmas Eve. I have to wait 364 days a year to enjoy them. They’re worth the wait!
Karla Akins 




8 comments :

  1. Hey, guys. Great post, Kathleen! Poor Santa, has to wait so long his cookies! So glad this book is out. What fun stories!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It's fun to hear from the characters, isn't it?
      Wondering what cookies Santa eats the rest of the year. Ho ho ho!

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    2. Thanks for all your help, Linda, getting this launched! You are a jewel. At Christmas and all year.

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  2. Great post! And oops on me. I see I told you my favorite Christmas tradition, rather than Raquel's. At the beginning of the story, Raquel doesn't have a favorite Christmas tradition because she hates Christmas. "Seriously," she'd say, "What's to like about 10lbs gained and hundreds of dollars wasted on presents." :)

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  3. Fun!! Love learning about the characters!

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    1. Me too! Glad you enjoyed this post, Joanne.

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    2. I love learning about the stories this way. Makes me more curious! Nice blog idea, Kathy!

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    3. Thanks, Karla! I appreciate your contribution! :)

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