Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Miracle Under the Christmas Tree



         I am pleased to announce the exciting news that Rosi Hollinbeck's Christmas memoir, Christmas Without Snow, is included in the new Christmas anthology by Jennifer Basye Sander, A Miracle Under the Christmas Tree, along with many other wonderful stories. This book will make will make great holiday reading. Order information is at the bottom of this post.

Rosi also hosts a wonderful blog called The Write Stuff which you can read by clicking here. (It's also shown again at the bottom of this post.) A little about her story:

CHRISTMAS WITHOUT SNOW by Rosi Hollinbeck

Living in Minnesota has some drawbacks: the sweltering dog days of August filled with mosquitoes the size of Buicks, and Februarys that seem to freeze even time.  But one of the true joys of being a Minnesotan is being there at Christmastime.  It just seems so right.  Minnesota is a Christmas kind of place. Cheeks and nose-tips redden in crisp, cold air. Soft, fresh snow nearly always blankets the ground on Christmas mornings. Frost covers everything turning trees and bushes in jeweled ice sculptures. The daytime sky is such a pure, hard blue, it hurts to look at it, and the sun casts purple shadows across the snow. The sweet smell of burning hardwood permeates the air through the long evenings. . .   


About Rosi Hollinbeck:
Rosi lives in Roseville, California, just east of Sacramento. She is active in the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators as well as the California Writers Club. She has work in up-coming issues of Highlights and Highlights High Five magazines. Her historical short story, Helen’s Home Run, won first place in the 2011 Foster City International Writers Contest Children’s Division. Her middle-grade novel, The Incredible Journey of Freddy J., was a finalist in the Grace Notes Discovering the Undiscovered contest. She writes book reviews regularly for the Sacramento Book Review and on her blog. You can find out more about her at her blog at http://rosihollinbeckthewritestuff.blogspot.com.  

Purchase Links: A Miracle Under the Christmas Tree is available from Barnes and Noble as a paperback or Nook book or from Amazon as a paperback or Kindle book. Here are the links:



10 comments:

Julie Luek said...

I love a cozy, holiday read-- thank you for sharing this book with us!

Kathryn Fitzmaurice said...

I bought the book, A MIRACLE UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE. There are so many wonderful stories inside, but Rosi's is my favorite!

Rosi said...

Thanks, Elizabeth, for the shout out, and thanks, Kathryn, for the kind words.

Victoria Lindstrom said...

Thanks for featuring Rosi's story, Elizabeth. The Christmas anthology, which includes her memoir, looks awesome. Happy Holidays!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

I'm with all of you! It sound like a lovely collection and I know Rosi's story will shine!

Ann Carbine Best said...

Rosi's books sound wonderful. I'm off to visit her on her blog. Thanks for the introduction, Elizabeth. This excerpt of her writing is SO very good!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. It is nice to be blogging again to see the faces of dear friends such as you!
Ann Best’s Blog

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Hi, Ann, thanks for stopping by. Rosi is indeed a fine writer, both in fiction and non-fiction. I think she would really enjoy your two memoirs, too.

Best wishes for happy holidays.

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Rachna Chhabria said...

Congrats, Rosi. The story sounds wonderful.

JaNayB said...

So excited for you Rosi! Thanks for posting this Mitty :)