Welcome to my blog! I’m delighted to be participating in the 2010 Virtual Advent Tour, as I have over the past couple years.
First, my family and I got a little goofy this year. Not only did we decide to buy an artificial Christmas tree (a very popular decision with my husband, who didn’t have to wrestle it into a stand or water it), we decided to get a PINK artificial Christmas tree. And boy, is it pink! Next year, we hope to have more color-coordinated trimmings on it, the better to revel in its sheer pinkness.
Second, as you might not know if you’re stopping by here for the first time, I write historical fiction, and the novel I’m working on presently is set in Tudor England. So for this year’s Advent tour, I thought it would be fun to imagine what self-help books some of the Tudor gang might be hoping to get this year for Christmas. (All the books are real and can be found on Amazon.)
Margaret Beaufort: The Single Mother’s Guide to Raising Remarkable Boys.
Henry Tudor: What’s Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job.
Elizabeth of York: When He’s Married to Mom: How to Help Mother-Enmeshed Men Open Their Hearts to True Love and Commitment.
Henry VIII: Winning Your Divorce: A Man’s Survival Guide.
Catherine of Aragon: What to Do When He Says I Don’t Love You Anymore.
Anne Boleyn: Mr. Right, Right Now! How a Smart Woman Can Land Her Dream Man in 6 Weeks.
Jane Seymour: Dating The Divorced Man: Sort Through the Baggage to Decide If He’s Right for You.
Anne of Cleves: Still Friends: Living Happily Ever After…Even If Your Marriage Falls Apart.
Catherine Howard: Are You Keeping a Secret?: Finding Freedom from Hidden Issues That Can Ravage Your Life.
Katherine Parr: Liberating Losses: When Death Brings Relief.
Anne Stanhope: You Say I’m a Bitch Like It’s a Bad Thing.
Edward VI: The Teenager’s Guide to the Awesome God.
Jane Grey: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Sticky Situations: How to Tackle Tricky, Icky Problems and Tough Times.
Guildford Dudley: Teenage Survival Manual: How to Reach 20 in One Piece.
Mary I: He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys.
Elizabeth I: A Passion for Purity: Protecting God’s Precious Gift of Virginity.
Mary, Queen of Scots: Smart Women/Foolish Choices: Finding the Right Men Avoiding the Wrong Ones.
I’ll probably get in a couple of more posts before the year ends, but just in case you don’t get another chance to stop in before 2011, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it) and a Happy New Year!