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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Writer Teresa Lilly On Christmas Reading

Teresa, welcome to my Christmas series of Writers on Reading. I’ve been looking forward to these interviews like—well, excuse the cliché—but a kid at Christmas! So with so many recent Christmas stories to your credit, what is your favorite part about a Christmas-themed story?

I love stories about old-fashioned towns, the It’s-A-Wonderful-Life-type town.

Those do make for delightful stories, especially this time of year! So what do you look for when selecting a Christmassy novel or novella to cozy up with this month?

Covers get me…so give me a snow globe or a Christmas Village cover.

Nostalgic and charming, I agree. (Any everyone knows I’m a sucker for a great book cover!) I
don’t know about you, but many of us associate this season with traditional baking. I don’t think a Christmas novel would be complete without those special scents floating around in your head. What are your favorite Christmas goodies to read or write about?

Cookies…I’ve always wished to be able to decorate cookies well…but I’m not very good at it.

Oh! That is so fun. Thank you for sharing, Teresa! Is there an element of these books that you’d feel cheated if it wasn’t there? Or something special you like to add to your Christmas stories?

If I wasn’t able to do it, I’d love to make Christmas Stories reflect the gentle and joyful spirit of the season.

As far back as you remember, what was the first Christmas-related fiction story you read or had read to you? Is there a Christmas book you like to share with your children or grandchildren? Do you have any other special Christmas reading memories?

Annie and Willie’s Prayer.

Well, that was instant. I don’t know it, but I confess I’m now dreadfully curious and will be looking
into it as soon as we finish. But first: what is on your Christmas fiction to-read list this year? And what is your ideal Christmas reading experience?

I wish I had time to read…but probably won’t get a change. I love to see plays at Christmastime however…so that will have to suffice.

I know what you mean; it’s a busy season. Thanks for sharing with us, Teresa! This was a great fun today. Folks, you get continue to connect with Teresa—and learn more about her cozy stories—at the links below.
Teresa Ives Lilly is author of 16 novellas/novels.  She writes mainly Christian romance, however she has a few children’s chapter books out and over 200 unit studies used in public, private and home schools.  She lives in Texas.