Welcome Erin and her Christmas Extravaganza story!

How did you come up with your title?
I already knew that a key scene of the book would involve eight cats dressed as Santa's reindeer and their owner (the female main character) dressed as Rudolph, so it came pretty easy.
Are plots based on someone you know or events in your own life?
Yes! When one of my best friends got married in 1978, I was her maid of honor, and her husband's longtime friend was the best man. The caper in Eight Cats is based on events that happened prior to the wedding (involving the groom's car), except that there was no romance between us–he was (and still is) happily married, and I became engaged later that year.
Do you have advice for other writers?
Plug into a supportive author group. I've been with the same group of four other writers for 5+ years and my writing wouldn't be where it is today without their honest, supportive critique.

How can readers connect with you?
Right now, via my website, www.esqwrites.com I'm also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but I've been writing so much the last year and a half that my "marketing" efforts have suffered. My goal in 2022 is to up that game!

Lets meet your character…

Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself
I'm Mia Donovan, I'm in my late twenties and live in Boston where I'm a Veterinary Technician. I love all animals, but have had cats all my life. I have a big, noisy Irish family who owns a restaurant in the North End.
Where do you live, and why do you choose to live there?
I'm a lifelong Bostonian and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
What obstacles did you overcome in order to reach your happily-ever-after?
Bryce and I had to overcome significant obstacles. First and foremost, he made the decision to leave his life in New York to move to Boston to give our relationship a chance to grow, but he wisely prayed and waited for God to work that out. A more serious obstacle was his yet-unknown serious cat allergy. Together, with God's help, we figured out how to solve that so we could move forward, together. Bryce says I sacrificed a lot for him, but it doesn't feel that way to me at all. He's so worth anything I had to give up.
Tell us about your special romantic interest. What makes them so special?
Bryce loves God with his whole heart, and wants to be a blessing to everyone God puts in his path.
The first time you saw your special person, what did you think? Was it love at first sight or did they have to grow on you?
It wasn't quite love at first sight, but close. I think I fell in love with Bryce when he held my hand in the back of the police car.

In no more than
Ten (10) words, what is the spiritual takeaway for your reader?

Trust God to reveal His plan in His perfect timing.

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