#MyrtleMondays: A Merry Myrtle Christmas from me to you!

Dear friends and Readers, as the Victorian Christmas of 2021 draws nearer, I want to take this moment to send my thanks for the goodwill and holiday cheer we here in Myrtle’s world have felt from all corners of the globe this year.

This has been a year beyond what I could have imagined when I first began writing about my twelve-year-old Victorian sleuth and her opinionated cat, and I am amazed and astonished by the reception my (not so) fictional alter ego has received.

From awards and accolades, to the fellow authors I’ve had the chance to chat with on panels and virtual visits this year, to the notes from fans, to the support of librarians and booksellers who are out there every day putting wonderful books into the hands of kids (young and old) looking for that next great read… 2021 has been an author’s dream come true.

Real life Gilded Slipper lilies!

The Stansberry Pie made by Alysha Welliver from Best of Books in Edmond, OK!

A cosplaying Author Auntie fantasy brought to life: my niece Irene dressed as Myrtle for Halloween! (Twin sister Tavie is a Dementor.)

Myrtle’s first in-person event: Planet Comicon Kansas City in August! (Note baby Elora Danan from “Willow” waiting to get her book signed.)

Impressive stacks of books

Riding high from Myrtle excitement in my 1890s cycling togs!

The arrival of a certain Auspicious Personage

A Holiday Tableau to celebrate the release of Cold-Blooded Myrtle

Here’s wishing you and yours a very festive holiday season, a bright and promising new year, and happy reading!