Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Nan Dixon and A SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS WISH Release!

A SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS WISH released yesterday!  That’s my big sparkly Christmas present for the season!  

It’s fun to have the second book of the Fitzgerald House series out in the world.  This is Bess’s story.  She is the middle sister of the Fitzgerald family and has always been the peacekeeper.  She’s even willing to sacrifice her dreams to keep the family peace.  Sometimes it’s hard to stand up to Abby and Dolley, her two strong-willed sisters.  (Don’t worry, if you didn’t read SOUTHERN COMFORTS you can read A SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS WISH first.) 

Bess, a landscape architect, is in charge of the B and B gardens and the seasonal decorations.  And she absolutely loves decorating for Christmas.  I like to think that this is the front of Fitzgerald House. 

I  don’t get to see the covers of my books before they’re released.  But I do get to complete an Arts Fact Sheet where we can include pictures.  If I could have changed anything, I would have made Abby’s hair redder on the cover of SOUTHERN COMFORTS.  But Bess is perfect!  Exactly what I pictured.  And that’s because International House Hunters was playing on TV one day while I was watching Princess Fluffy Top.  Fluffy Top is my granddaughter.  To see more—check out Fluffy Top Friday on my Facebook page. 

Carly
I saw the woman and probably scared my granddaughter when I yelled at the TV.  “That’s Bess!”  
Luckily I had my camera in my pocket so I quickly snapped a couple of pictures.  They went in my Arts Fact Sheet.  I really love that they got Bess’s long curly red hair right!

In an August SuperRomance blog, I talked about populating a Pinterest Board with pictures and
scenes from the book.  You can checked out the pictures I grabbed.  Carly the puppy is still one of my favorites.  So are the flagstone pictures.  You’ll have to read the book to figure out how they play into the story.

And I just heard that Book 3 – currently titled Dolley’s Dream (I need to work on a new title!) is scheduled to release August 2016.  Weeee! 
If you get a chance to read A SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS WISH, I would love an honest review.  You can leave it on any of the review sites—Goodreads, B&N, Amazon.  You can also rate books wherever you purchased it.  Rating books helps authors!

 I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

Our discussion topic today?

What is your Christmas wish this year?

To celebrate the release--I'm giving away a $50.00 Amazon card during the month of December.  Stop over to win!
I'm also part of a Night Owl Scavenger Hunt with $1,300 worth of gifts!  



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20 comments:

dstoutholcomb said...

sugar cookies

Denise

penney said...

I want a duch oven! And books!
Merry Christmas!
Penney

Nan Dixon said...

Thanks for stopping dstoutholcomb! Sugar cookies (my sister's) always remind me of Christmas!

Nan Dixon said...

Hi Penney - I love my dutch oven! Haven't used it as much lately! And books are absolutely required to make a Christmas. ANd now that I have a granddaughter and 1 one the way -- I can buy all the kids' books all over again!!

Colleen C. said...

Christmas wish... books are among things on my list! As for a food that makes me think of Christmas... my grandmother's pumpkin pie and a family tradition of making M&M cookies.

Nan Dixon said...

Books -- I love them too! I have never made M&M cookies - but I do like to eat them! My favorite Christmas Cookies are Shortbread cookies and Russian Teacakes. And spritz and meringues and frosted molasses. Okay -- I love my cookies.

Christy said...

Cookies! And this crispix and pecan snack mix that my aunt makes every year--so, so good!

Mary Preston said...

We have Christmas in the middle of summer here, so ice cold drinks & fruit for us. We sometimes combine the two and drop fresh fruit into our bubbly.

Di said...

Eggnog!

Summer said...

We always have a vast array of sweets, gingerbread, sugar cookies, Nanaimo bars, among others, so indulging in those treats always reinforces the feeling that it's Christmas.

Nan Dixon said...

Christy - the Crispix and pecan snack mix sounds intriguing!

Nan Dixon said...

Mary, thanks for stopping by! Ice cold drinks and fruit in bubbly = sounds perfect. I sometimes drop cranberries in my Prosecco!

Nan Dixon said...

Di!
Thanks for stopping in. Eggnog, I will drink it - but prefer Tom and Jerrys--with brandy and rum.

Nan Dixon said...

Hi Summer, Thank you for dropping in!
I love anything with ginger in it. I don't think I know was a Nanaimo bar is. I will have to look that up!

Kaelee said...

My brother gave me a bunch of souvenir teacups for my birthday this past summer. Since then I have been adding to the collection. It's been fun scouring the thrift stores for more to add to my collection. For Christmas I'd love to find a souvenir tea pot.

Kaelee said...

Fruit cake says Christmas to me.My mom made the best ones. I was wondering why everyone was making food comments and I found out. I'm so not with it.

Nan Dixon said...

Kaelee - How much fun is that! I love pulling down my Christmas pattern. And the plates are smaller - which is better!! I hope you find more to add to your collection!

Nan Dixon said...

Kaelee - you are crazy - I added the Rafllecopter after the fact and that questions was in there! My mother made fantastic fruitcake. Loved it! And we used to make a wish when she made it. I've tired to make it - but just don't have the cool storage she had.

Kaelee said...

I think the cool storage is the thing I am missing as well. My mom used a lot of brandy making her cakes and then she cured them for at least three months. She wrapped them well and stored them in an large crock that she had in our unheated front porch. They were also made with a coal stove and so the heat would cool off gradually towards the end of the baking process. I used to help her make the cakes in her last years and she lamented that she didn't have her coal stove anymore.


Nan Dixon said...

Kaelee - I meant to say you were not crazy! Yes my mother kept adding brandy to the fruit cakes while they were curing. Although she used beer and brandy in the actual cakes. Wow - a coal stove. Neat!

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