November 15, 2013

mobile writing and 'merry & bright' release day

Today's a pretty exciting day in the world of Laura Chapman. "Twelve Drummers Drumming," my romantic holiday short, is now available for sale in Merry & Bright. The anthology published by Simon and Fig will be a fun read for the upcoming holiday season.

Here's the scoop on the book in case you don't already know:
Sip your eggnog, linger under the mistletoe, and make a Christmas wish. Merry & Bright brings you six tales of Christmas cheer, featuring stories of budding romances, Southern charm, lost loves, heaps of humor, and lots of pie by authors Isabella Louise Anderson, Cindy Arora, Laura Chapman, Lauren Clark, Libby Mercer, and Nancy Scrofano. From sunny Los Angeles to the Rocky Mountains to the Deep South, Merry & Bright will take you on a heartwarming adventure you'll love to visit again and again. Wrap yourself in holiday mirth and prepare to be swept off your feet.
So, yeah, pretty exciting stuff. I'm honored to be associated with such a talented bunch of ladies, and I'm looking forward to reading their stories.

Today, I wanted to share another behind-the-scenes story about writing "Twelve Drummers Drumming." Wait, cue the special marker...

There we go. Now for the story...

I've mentioned how I found a lot of inspiration for this story on the drive to Breckenridge and during my day touring the town. And I've alluded to the fact that I was so inspired by my surroundings I had to jot down my thoughts while I was a passenger in my friend's car...

And while we were walking around exploring the area...

I don't always write on my iPhone, but when I do, you'd better believe it's because I'm freaking excited and motivated.

Merry & Bright, featuring "Twelve Drummers Drumming" is available from Simon & Fig. Add to Goodreads. Buy it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo.

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