When I heard Prism Book Group was going to do several Christmas compilations, I knew I wanted in. They were doing one with historical type stories. That's not me. I prefer to make stuff up rather than use historical settings. They were also doing a Christmas present compilation. Sign me up! I knew the title right off the bat. And I knew the story was based in Alaska. Plenty of snow to go around there! I had some trouble coming up with a clever town name, but my husband suggested South Pole, Alaska. Get it? Alaska is closer to the NORTH Pole, so having things backwards and all, South Pole, Alaska made perfect sense!
I love the premise of this story. A small Alaska town in trouble financially when the major comes up with the idea of Backwards Christmas to bring in tourists. It works! But it doesn't go well for everyone and leaves a bitter man behind. There's drama...snow storms...decorating...ornament creations...mishaps and more!
I got the chance to read the story a couple of times recently as it went through its final drafts and it made me smile a lot more than I remembered. It's always fun to re-visit stories once I forget what I wrote a bit.
I'd like to invite you to enjoy the wonders of "Backwards Christmas." Whether you do Christmas frontwards, backwards, or any other way in between, enjoy the season!
Releases November 20th. If you pre-order before then, it will automatically land in your kindle on the 20th!