Each week we’ll be inviting an author to share a peek at their writing space. This week it’s Coral Russell, author of Amador Lockdown and co-owner of The Indie Exchange
I love Christmas and the decorations and the food and the spirit. Some years it’s easier to get in the Christmas mood than others. One year a couple of months after a major surgery I was decked out at our school’s annual Christmas sing-a-long and one teacher remarked, “It looks like Christmas threw up all over you.” It did but I was feeling better and I had a lot to celebrate.
I have a laptop so I move around the house to write. My ‘writing setup’ is in the living room. It’s no small chore getting the Christmas cheer up in our house. The village around the fireplace is one my hubby and I hand-painted over ten years. I hate designer trees. Ours is a hodge podge of hand-made decorations. Ones passed down from my mother and grandmother. Ones bought to celebrate different occasions or to remember certain events. Ones received as gifts.
On the bottom left hand corner you can maybe see a little fluff which is a hint at the thirty Christmas stuffed animals my hubby has collected from those one-armed bandits over the years. When I first indulged him with dollar bills I had no idea he was so good at those machines. Things you can’t see are Santa Claus figurines given to me from my aunt and mother. On the walls hang Christmas puzzles we put together over eleven years.
We’re done. It took us a while to get this collection together and now it’s just a matter of putting it up right after Thanksgiving and taking it down after my birthday. It’s a happy reminder of all the family cheer we’ve worked for over the years.
“You always save the best lies for yourself.” – Amador Lockdown
Something has moved into the Amador Hotel. Hector, Marcos, Bev, and Tony of the Paranormal Posse are called in to either debunk the haunting or get rid of whatever is causing the problems. With the surprise arrival of Hector’s son, he tries to keep his professional and personal lives separate, but whatever is haunting the Amador Hotel has other plans.
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