Welcome Izzy James

Tell us about you and your holiday story.

What is your writing schedule like?
Right now my wrting schedule has been fluctuating. My husband retired this past year and our adjustment is ongoing. He is a lark, and I'm an owl. As a day-job working person, I got up everyday early and went to work. I don’t' have to do that now. So I've tried writing at night while the house is quiet and it works pretty well. So we'll how it resolves itself as time goes by.
How did you come up with your title?
Actually, my title this time is a collaboration between me and my publisher. My working title was The Woodcarver's Granddaughter in keeping with the titles of the other two books in the series: The Shopkeeper's Widow and The Dollmaker's Daughter. My publisher came back and said she liked the title, but it wasn't very Christmasy, and what did I think of The Woodcarver's Snow-kissed Christmas. It made me smile, and still does!
What makes this book special to you?
I believe it's hard to go home after a significant life change that has made you a better person. In The Woodcarver's Snow-kissed Christmas, Reed Archer, a hellion in his youth, goes home to take up the reins of his inheritance. He accepted Christ while he was away at school. Now he's come home to his small community and their assumptions based on his past behavior and that of his father's. He has to deal gracefully with his past in order to move into the future he wants to have with those he loves.
What do you do when you're not writing?
Reading, hanging out with my granddaugher, reading, knitting, reading, watching movies, reading, learning to care for my new yard, reading, traveling with my husband, reading, sewing, and of course I always toss in a little extra reading!
What is your next project?
I am currently working on a series of books that takes place on the Wilderness Road in the 1780s.
What is the hardest part about writing?
For me the hardest part is expanding stories into full length novels. I tend to cut to chase and write short. I have asked the Lord to help me and I've started to see areas where my stories can grow longer and still be interesting.
How can readers connect with you?
The best way to connect with me is through my website. I always answer my email. If you want to find out when my books release and other stuff about me you can sign up for my monthly newsletter.

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What is your hero's main character flaw?
He's a bit arrogant.
What is your heroine's main character flaw?
She is quick to judge.
What makes your hero heroic?
He has the courage to go back home knowing that the people back there will not believe the change in him at first.
what makes your heroine heroic?
She is willing to take a risk. She is bold even when she has reason to cower.

 

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