The Twelve Blogs of Christmas

Over the holidays, I participated in the twelve blogs of Christmas with eleven other amazing writers including Martin Crosbie, Wendy McClelland, Sara Lane, Helga Zeiner, Dianne Greenlay, Roberta Kagan, M.L. Gardner, Laurie Boris, Heather Haley, Jamie Lee Scott, and RJ Crayton. Each author posted a Christmas blog and on that author's appointed day we all posted a link to that blog post. It was great fun.

This is a compilation of the links to all of those posts all in one place in case any of you are already nostalgic for that Christmas feeling.

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On the First Blog of Christmas - RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is the author of the Life First series, a dystopian thriller set in the future, where the government can take your organs if they want, and give them to someone else. Prior to writing Crayton was a journalist and has worked at a variety of publications, including the Kansas City Star, Solid Waste Report and Education Technology News. Presently, Crayton is a monthly contributor to the Indies Unlimited blog and an occasional contributor to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies blog.

The first book in RJ's series is called Life First. Her other books can be found on her Amazon Author Page.

RJ posted about having fun with photos at Christmas. Read more on RJ's site.

On the Second Blog of Christmas - Jamie Lee Scott

Jamie Lee Scott is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Gotcha Detective Agency mysteries, and Uncertain police procedural mysteries. Originally from the Central Coast of California, Jamie was swept off her feet by a dashing Iowa farm boy and moved to the Midwest. After several years of running a restaurant with her husband, she felt the urge to kill people. Rather than going postal, she decided to start writing fiction. No One Knows, Jamie’s short screenplay, was sold in 2012, and made the film festival rounds in 2013-14. No One Knows has been nominated for multiple awards, and won its category at the Bare Bones Film Festival.

Her books can be found at:

She posted about dreaming of a White Christmas, NOT. Read more on Jamie Lee's site.

On the Third Blog of Christmas - Heather Haley


The Siren of Howe Sound, trailblazing poet, author, novelist, musician and media artist Heather Haley pushes boundaries by creatively integrating disciplines, genres and media. Her writing has been published in many journals and anthologies including the Antigonish Review, Geist, sub-TERRAIN, the Vancouver Review, FORCE Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia and The Verse Map of Vancouver. Haley was an editor and reviewer for the LA Weekly and publisher of the Edgewise Cafe, one of Canada’s first electronic literary magazines. She is the author of poetry collections Sideways, Three Blocks West of Wonderland, and debut novel, The Town Slut’s Daughter. Her books can be found at on her Amazon Author Page.

Heather wrote about a Yin-Yang Christmas. Read more about Heather on Heather's site..

On the Fourth Blog of Christmas - Jennifer Ellis

It was my turn to post on the fourth day of Christmas. You all know about me! But you can read my bio here, visit my Amazon Author Page, and read my post on my complicated relationship with Christmas here.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas - complicated and all.

On the Fifth Blog of Christmas - Helga Zeiner

Helga Zeiner is a German born Canadian author. She left her home town Augsburg at age 18 to explore the world. In the following 14 years she has lived and worked in Australia and Asia. Her amazing experiences in those foreign countries are woven into all her thrilling novels. Helga Zeiner has published six novels in German and two in English, including Section 132 and Birthdays of a Princess.

Helga wrote about her Christmas mistakes. Read more on Helga's site.



On the Sixth Blog of Christmas - Laurie Boris

Laurie Boris is a freelance writer and editor living in New York’s lovely Hudson Valley. She is also the award-winning author of five novels, including the Trager Family Secrets series. Drawing Breath is her coming-of-age novel about art, love, chronic illness, and human dignity. You can check out the rest of her books on her Amazon Author Page.

Laurie wrote a letter to Santa Claus. Read more on Laurie's site.


On the Seventh Blog of Christmas - M. L. Gardner

M. L. Gardner is the bestselling author of the 1929 series. Gardner is frugal to a fault, preserving the old ways of living by canning, cooking from scratch, and woodworking. Nostalgic stories from her grandmother’s life during the Great Depression inspired Gardner to write the 1929 series—as well as her own research into the Roarin’ Twenties. She has authored eight books, two novellas, and one book of short stories. You can check out the rest of her books on her Amazon Author Page and view her website at

M. L. Gardner wrote about Grandma's Simple Christmas. Read more on M.L.'s site.

On the Eighth Blog of Christmas - Roberta Kagan

Roberta Kagan is an American writer of Jewish and Romany decent. She writes Historical Fiction and Historical Romance, most of which is set during the holocaust. Although she never discounts the horrors of the time period, the main focus of her work is on ordinary people who prove to be strong heroic characters in unfathomable circumstances. You can check out Roberta's books at her Amazon Author Page or view her website at

Roberta wrote about Bubby's Christmas Angels. Read the full post on her website.


On the Ninth Blog of Christmas - Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane is the Canadian author of The God of My Art, a quarter finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and available on Amazon and Chapters. The God of My Art is the coming-of-age story of a young artist set in Vancouver and an imaginary town in northern BC. Lane's other fiction and poetry have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Roar Magazine, and Quills: Canadian Poetry Magazine. Lane is currently writing a psychological thriller about a salsa dancer and her doppelgänger. To be the first to know when it comes out, sign up to her new release mailing list.

Lane wrote a poem entitled Morning Light. Read More on Sarah Lane's Website.

On the Tenth Blog of Christmas - Dianne Greenlay

Dianne Greenlay is the author of the award winning action/adventure QUINTSPINNER SERIES , and also of THE CAMPING GUY , a humorous short story, which is an award winner in its theatre script version. She chose to write her first novel over learning to play the bagpipes, and her husband is grateful. She loves to hear from her readers and you can find her at, or on twitter at or even at her Amazon Author Page.

Dianne blogged about getting into the Christmas spirit. Read more on Dianne's site.



On the Eleventh Blog of Christmas - Wendy McClelland

Wendy McClelland is a business pioneer; as one of the first small businesses to get online in the mid 1990’s, her first website was chosen by the NY Times as “one of the best biz sites on the ‘net”. She is an award winning entrepreneur as well as a past nominee for “Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year”. She has spoken to over 10,000 people in live audiences throughout western Canada and the U.S. Wendy’s newest project is her book “27 Steps to Freedom – What Learning to Walk Again Taught me About Success in Business & Life” is a story of rebuilding her life after a near fatal illness. You can find her books at her Amazon Author Page and visit her website at

Wendy wrote a Christmas Love Story. Read more on Wendy's site.


On the Twelfth Blog of Christmas - Martin Crosbie

Last, but definitely not least, the 12th Blog of Christmas is written by bestselling author, Martin Crosbie, the organizer extraordinaire of the 12 blogs of Christmas. Martin lives on the west coast of Canada and has written five books including Amazon bestseller My Temporary Life and his popular Christmas novel Believing Again: A Tale Of Two Christmases. You can see all his books at his Amazon Author Page or visit his website at

Martin wrote about Charles Dickens' self-publishing experience Read More on Martin's site.

Well, the tree is down. Christmas 2014 is over. I hope you all had a very merry one, and we will see you all again for Christmas 2015.