Today we welcome back award-winning author Debbie De Louise, who also works as a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. Debbie is the author of seven novels, including the four books of her Cobble Cove cozy mystery series. Learn more about her and her books at her website.
Holiday Reading: So Many Choices, so Little Time
As most of you know, the holiday season is upon us. It started way before Thanksgiving. Black Friday featured sales and free offers for all types of gifts, including books. For those who like to read holiday stories to get in the mood for Christmas, Chanukah, or whatever special day(s) you celebrate in December, there are an abundance of choices. How does one choose reading material during such a busy time? One solution is to treat yourself to some holiday stories. These quick reads won’t take up too much of the time you need to spend buying and wrapping gifts, cooking, attending parties, etc.
How do you find holiday stories? Many of your favorite authors who write books also write holiday stories. These might be found in collections or as standalone eBooks. If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you have your choice of free holiday stories. If not, you can still read them on any of your devices with the free Kindle app. for less than the cost of a vending machine snack.
One way to locate holiday stories on Amazon.com is to search the Kindle store. You’ll also probably see plenty of recommendations on Facebook, twitter, author and book blogs, and anything you subscribe to. You can also check out this video from my publisher about their holiday stories, including two of mine.
If you like cozy mysteries and/or have read any of my Cobble Cove books, you might enjoy my holiday story, Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery.
Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery
Another death has occurred in Cobble Cove near the holidays. This time, it’s the owner of the new pet store in town who was felled by a case of cat food that crushed his skull. Was it an accident, or murder? While the townspeople including the sheriff are divided in their opinions, Sneaky and Kittykai, the library and inn cats, sniff out the truth.