Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wishing you "A Ruby Christmas"!

A Ruby Christmas
a collaborative novel
I'm very excited this month to present a series of special posts which will feature the brand new collaborative novella, A Ruby Christmas.

Let me tell you about this special Christmas project

This short novel is a collaborative effort of nine authors, eight of which are authors with one of the sister companies Write Integrity Press or Pix-N-Pens Publishing. The ninth author was added as the result of a contest to find fine new writers. Welcome Phee Paradise!

Each author wrote one chapter of the story, with additional chapters opening and closing the story.

I'm pleased to be a part of this novella with my chapter appearing as chapter 2!

What is our story about?

Read the back cover:

Cowgirl Ruby Joy Buckner has never left the Lone Star State, but at her father’s request, she takes her faithful canine companion and travels the world in search of Nativity pieces. As Ruby collects the pieces, she also collects a few unexpected surprises, including an awareness of the beauty in other cultures, and quite a menagerie of new friends, thanks in part to Yippee Ti Yi Yo who charms everyone they meet.

Ruby’s budding awareness of life outside Texas opens her eyes to a world of whimsy, and the Nativity pieces she collects are unusual. Will her father approve her eclectic collection … and the changes that travel brought to Ruby’s life?

Read Chapters for free

So here's the fun thing: You are going to get to read the first nine chapters for free.

Chapters 1 through 9 will be posted at Write Integrity Press's blog, one each weekday. The first chapter will appear tomorrow, December 2, 2013. A new chapter will be posted each weekday through chapter nine posting December 12th.

Following that, the final chapters will be available in the entire book released exclusively on Kindle on Friday, December 13, 2013.

The Kindle e-book will be available for FREE from Friday December 13 through Monday December 16. Following the free days, the book will be available for $0.99 throughout the rest of December.

Don't have a Kindle? No problem. Your computer can become your Kindle reader with the free download from

My chapter will be featured...

Are you anxiously awaiting the opportunity to read the chapter I wrote? Well you won't have to wait long. My chapter, the second in the book, will post to the Write Integrity Press blog on Tuesday, December 3.

For more on this project...

If you would like to know more about this collaborative novel, check out the discussion over on my other blog: "Butts About Writing."

How to find the chapters...

Each weekday the next two weeks I'm going to post here not only with a link to the featured chapter, but also introductions to the authors, links to the authors' web sites, blogs, and/or guest blog posts about A Ruby Christmas, and perhaps even an occasional note from Ruby herself!

So visit each day for links to the chapters...and more.

At the end after the ninth chapter posts, you'll find a link here to the free book on Amazon Kindle. (Don't have a Kindle? No problem! You can also read the book on your PC or Mac. I will also give you links for that.)

Wishing you A Ruby Christmas

I hope you enjoy our little story, A Ruby Christmas. And I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season. May the Lord Jesus be always on your mind!

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


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Related article:

Wishing You A Ruby Christmas on the Butts About Writing blog.

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