Pelican Book Group Blog

Sharing Love Through Christmas Cookies

One of my favorite parts of the weeks leading up to Christmas is baking cookies. One year I baked seventeen different kinds because I kept finding recipes I wanted to try. Lately though, I’ve pulled the list back to about thirteen. We share cookie plates with...

Everything Noel by Lisa Lickel

What I Love Most about Writing…in Wisconsin   I’m a writer, yes, but I’m a writer in Wisconsin. That matters because place and setting are often an important aspect that makes all the difference in a story. Even if you haven’t been to...

Texas-Style Christmas

South Texas is a laid-back, friendly place, heavily influenced by the culture of our Mexican neighbors. We tend to be agreeable and accepting of differences. Still, Texas has the distinction of being the only state that was once an independent nation. When the...

Christmas with Kathleen D. Bailey

When I was a child, growing up in the storied 1950s, life really was simpler. The lines between church and state blurred for good reason: in backwoods New Hampshire, there was basically one ethnic group and one religion. We were the most 1950-ish enclave of the 1950s....

Chatting with Clare Revell

Congratulations on your release of Virtually Yours At Christmas How did you come up with your title? I needed something catchy that summed up lockdown without mentioning the reason why we’re all locked down. Think it turned out to be a tad prophetic. How...

What is the thing you love most about writing?

Have you ever read a book that had a plot twist you didn’t like? Maybe you enjoyed the story until one aspect rubbed you the wrong way. If only the author had chosen to take it down this path instead. Or if only the heroine had made a different choice. Or if...

Christmas with Barbara Britton

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area didn’t lend itself to a white Christmas. After opening gifts on Christmas morning, there was ample sunshine and balmy temperatures for play time with new toys. If there happened to be fog, it lifted by noon. In order to...

A Christmas Miracle

  The ghost of Christmases past haunted our house again in 1993. To say we were poor, would be an untruth, but to say money was tight is an understatement. As in years before, funds seemed to vanish, leaving very little, if anything, for gifts. This year was one...

Meet Mandy Brockman from First Class Christmas

First Class Christmas – A Christmas Extravaganza from Katy Eeten   Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself I'm Mandy Brockman. I have a great group of friends, one of whom just got married. But my boyfriend recently dumped me, and we were...

Christmas with LoRee Peery

  Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.   A Promise Foretold...

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