I never used to be the sort who waved goodbye to Hallowe'en and immediately turned to thoughts of the winter holidays. I put that down to being in Retail where I had no choice in the matter, and had already been forced to schedule, hire, plan, train and prepare for Christmas Retail (a.k.a. the most … Continue reading Winter (Re)Reading
Hey again! It's December 8th, so we're hitting the end of the Canadian Christmas Romances Under $5 e-book promotion. If you missed my earlier noise, this promotion—which includes—"Handmade Holidays"—is dropping all sorts of awesome Canuck authors with their titles for you, all under $5, and all in once place for ease of browsing. So, go … Continue reading Canadian Christmas Romances, Final Day!
Jingle all the way! Many years ago, I owned a pair of super-tacky socks with a pattern of bells on them. Called "the Jingle Socks," every year I'd pop them on, call it "donning my gay apparel" and then decorate my Christmas Tree. Alas, they died a few years ago—my husband would say something different … Continue reading Jingle Socks, Ornaments, and “Handmade Holidays”
Every year for the past few years, I’ve re-written a holiday story through a queer lens, retelling it as a way to retroactively tell stories to my younger self that include people like me. The first year, I wrote “Dolph,” (a retelling of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Then I wrote “Frost,” (a retelling of Frosty the Snow-Man), “Reflection,” … Continue reading The Doors of Penlyon
Every year for the past few years, I've re-written a holiday story through a queer lens, retelling it as a way to retroactively tell stories to my younger self that include people like me. The first year, I wrote "Dolph," (a retelling of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Then I wrote "Frost," (a retelling of Frosty … Continue reading The Five Crowns and Colonel’s Sabre
Happy December! Today was the day my husband and I (and Max) put up the Christmas tree and decorated it. Now, if you've read Handmade Holidays, it's likely this blog post will not surprise you, but there's a story behind our tree. Well, not the tree itself, though there's a story behind that, too. Many … Continue reading Ornamental