Monday, December 09, 2019

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

       
Why did I write a Christmas novella, you ask? Why did I write Silent Night, Deadly Night? For a good while on this road to writing, I was content to simply write novels for a publisher, do the work of responding to edits, cooperate with the marketing department, and introduce the books when they were published. Around Christmas, I took note of the various Christmas-themed novels and novellas published, but didn't make the connection with those I'd written. But then one day it dawned on me that such novels were the works of authors like me. The difference was that I didn’t have one out there. So I decided to write one. And that's the origin of Silent Night, Deadly Night.

The work is short (that's when I first became acquainted with the term, "novella") but I think it's enjoyable. It begins with Christmas lights and snow, but those lights illuminate a body. Then the questions start. Who is dead? Why was she killed? There's more of this labyrinth to navigate before it all ends. Meanwhile, will someone else die?

      To learn more about the novella (and purchase it if it intrigues you), go to its site on Amazon. While you’re there, look for the answer to this question. Other than the family members, who else thinks they should be considered when allotting the estate of the dead woman? When you have the answer, add it to this form (where you'll find the URL for the next blog if you don't get it from this post), then head there. When you've done all 24, you're finished. 

      The next author on the tour is Zoe M. McCarthy, who is telling us all about her  book Gift of the Magpie. You can find it at this linkRemember that the round-robin will end on December 16th at 11:59 PM EST! And good luck.


(By the way, this will replace my usual Tuesday blog post. Come back on Friday for a holiday post).


6 comments:

Unknown said...

I am trying to do the scavenger hunt; the answer to your question isn't in the "look inside" part of the book on Amazon.

Unknown said...

I am trying to do the scavenger hunt; the answer to your question isn't in the "look inside" part of the book on Amazon.

Richard Mabry said...

I can’t reply to an “anonymous” source with no email address, but for all who might make this mistake, the answer is in the book’s description, not the “look inside” portion.
Richard M.

Brenda Hook said...

Hi all i see is so two nephews and a niece this this right?

Tashia Jennings said...

Thank you for this truly remarkable chance. It would be a blessing to help with Christmas for my children. Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Richard Mabry said...

Brenda, the statement is made (on Amazon description) that the neighbor thinks she should get some or all. You may have to click "more" but it's there.
Tashia, thanks and good luck.