While Americans are gearing up for Thanksgiving, Canadians had theirs over a month ago. A bit of fun on Halloween and then bam! We’re focusing on Christmas.
But before I talk about me, I want to talk to my American friends about Thanksgiving. Please, please take note that after our Thanksgiving COVID-19 cases soared. We're struggling now to get the curve under control. In my area, we had no cases for at least two months. We relaxed and felt a bit smug (you know the feeling when your county or city is doing better than a neighbouring one), but once we had our long Thanksgiving weekend, things changed. There were weddings with too many people, inside and unmasked. People returned to the gym and spin classes where exertion means droplets spray farther. People began leaving their masks at home, because, hey, we're only running into the store for one thing and we're still in great shape here: next-to-no cases. But no more: we're seeing record numbers and today on the news I saw a contact tracing chart that showed 1 infected person in a gym caused 167 infections.
Please consider sharing a meal with your loved ones via video chat. Make the day special by taking a walk outside, watching some favourite movies or dancing to your most fun music...or curl up with a great book and sip your most comforting drink. But please don't gather indoors, don't share food, don't do all the things that could have you sick in the days following Thanksgiving. BEAT this thing. Take a lesson from north of your border...PSA over. And now back to your regularly scheduled blog post:
Christmas books are showing up everywhere and this writer has written her share! Just this season, I have two, one is in the Christmas Comes to Dickens boxset. My story, The Tinsel Tango is the first of a planned trilogy, so it looks as if I'll be writing Christmas books on a regular schedule. You can order from your favourite online store here for only 99c.
The Tango AKA The Dance of Love…
Brenna James takes an early Christmas break in Dickens to regroup and relax. She chooses tango lessons to take her mind off her pending promotion. She finds her instructor, Jett … Smith intriguing. But Jett may not be who he says he is…
Jett Somers is masquerading as a dance instructor while searching for the inventor of a process that could change the world. Jett’s never had a Christmas before, but Brenna sweeps him up in her family and her Christmas spirit.
Can one more tango give him everything he longs for?
You saw my other new release 5 days ago, remember this? Of course you do. If you missed it you can get it here.
I'm wishing everyone a happy, healthy Thanksgiving. Maybe it won't be the one you've longed for, but taking precautions now may make your Christmas that much happier. Do take care of yourselves and as always, happy reading!