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Friday, December 3, 2021

Celebrating Christmas Books with Pamela Ferguson

How did you come up with the idea for your Christmas book?

A Little Christmas Spirit is the seventh contemporary romance in the Lilac series. I was inspired by one of my favorite holiday stories, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I even named the main characters Jacob and Marla after the Dickens character Jacob Marley.

Could you give a short synopsis on the book for my readers?
Reporter Marla Norquist was planning to spend Christmas alone in the city until a mysterious tip about a secret celebrity wedding sends her to Lilac. She expects to encounter tight-lipped residents who want to protect the happy couples’ privacy—not angels, a ghost, and a handsome guy involved in a ransomware scandal!

When identity theft turns digital currency investor Jacob Reed’s life upside down, he hopes to lay low during the holidays while authorities sort things out. When Marla reveals she knows about both the scandal and his brother’s secret celebrity wedding, Jacob attempts to distract her from publishing either story. Can three mischievous angels and a meddlesome ghost convince Jacob and Marla to put aside their suspicions and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?

Setting up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Listening to the local radio station that plays Christmas music 24 hours a day. Hosting Christmas dinner for our extended family. (My sister hosts Thanksgiving, which is why I have the energy to set up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving!)

What’s next?
I write two series, the sweet Lilac series and the suspenseful Hackle County series. I'm working on the next book in the Hackle County series. I enjoy moving back and forth between the two fiction worlds I've created.

What’s the best writing tip you’ve learned or been given you’d like to share?
Turn off your inner critic.

What do you know now about writing and publishing you wish you had learned sooner?
Every author has a different journey to publication. What works for someone else may not work for you.

Any last words or tips?

Write what you love.

Are there any other books that you’d like to tell my readers about?
If you enjoy A Little Christmas Spirit, you might want to check out my other Christmas romances: 
One Lilac Christmas (historical), Red Bows and Mistletoe (contemporary), and Christmas at Mountain Mist (contemporary). In addition to being available on Amazon, each of my books is also available as an Audible and iTunes audiobook.

If you'd like to learn more about Pamela's books, here are some links to get you started.
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