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!