Here’s a little something to get you in the holiday spirit. Fellow author D.K. Deters is celebrating the first anniversary of the publication of her debut book Christmas Once Again. She writes a little here about the experiences of this past year.
My debut eBook, Christmas Once Again, released on November 12, 2018. It’s been an exciting and challenging year.
Thomas Fuller knew what he was talking about when he said, “All things are difficult before they are easy.” I tried to remember that as I sweated out the publishing process. Lucky for me, the folks over at The Wild Rose Press (my publisher) answered my questions with patience and kindness.
Social media? Well, I might as well have been swinging on branches from one jungle to another. I saw my progress in layers, learning a little each day. I’m not sure how, but it all came together.
It’s still exhilarating to look on a book site and see the Christmas Once Again cover. Designed by Rae Monet, the cover art captures the holiday spirit of the story.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting new authors. Many have shared their knowledge and encouraged me to follow my dreams.
This holiday, I want to thank everyone who supported me, laughed with me, and enjoyed my story! You are very much appreciated. Happy Holidays!
About D. K. Deters:
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business, D. K. followed a profession in the telecommunications industry before turning to a writing career. When she’s not writing, she enjoys restoring old dollhouses and upholstering secondhand furniture. She loves spending time with her adult children and their families.
Now, a little about Christmas Once Again:
She’s dead broke. And eviction looms. On Christmas Eve antique consultant Madison Knight takes a phone call from local rancher Zach Murdock. Through a mix-up at an estate sale, Madison’s company purchased his grandmother’s beloved painting. He offers double the money for its return.
Madison risks her job to track down the artwork, but success falls short when she’s stuck in a blizzard. Stranded, she seeks help from a frontier family. Are they living off the grid, or did she somehow travel through time?
Zach’s the only person who knows her plan. He also knows a secret about his gran’s painting. It’s up to him to rescue Madison, but maybe he’s not cut out to be a hero.
“My grandmother had an estate sale last week, and she didn’t want it sold, unfortu—”
“Oh?” She should’ve kept quiet. Run-ins with greedy family members happened in the antique business, and a judging attitude didn’t increase revenues.
“It wasn’t on purpose,” he said. “The day was chaotic, and someone had shuffled around the artwork. We didn’t realize it was missing until a couple of days ago, and it took this long to sort out the mix-up and discover your shop bought it.”
She felt guilty for jumping to the wrong conclusion. “I see how that could happen. It’s obvious the piece is treasured by your grandmother. If it becomes necessary, we have the resources to find a similar style. Is there a specific artist or significance?”
Held hostage by the slow computer response and trying not to rush him, she picked up one of the hand weights, intending to fit in a few curls.
“Keep in mind Gran’s ninety-two, and she thinks…”
“Uh-huh.” With her free hand, she grabbed the latte and took a sip.
“Gran thinks it holds a special power.”
Madison chose that moment to swallow, and the creamy espresso went down the wrong pipe. A dry, hacking cough followed, and she dropped her hand weight, which thudded on the carpet. For heaven’s sake, he didn’t hear her, did he?
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