This year's charity is Autism Speaks. And y'all know how near and dear autism is to me and my family. So I was thrilled when he asked me to participate.
The Gifts of Friendship and Hope by Danyelle Ferguson
The Gifts of Friendship and Hope, (based on the song "Mary, Did You Know?") is about Holly, a mother of two children--one of whom has autism--struggling through her first Christmas as a single mother. At the end of yet another difficult day, Holly can't decide if she should use the little energy she has left to clean the kitchen or wrap holiday gifts. Especially when all she really wants is to go upstairs, sink into her bed and embrace the oblivion of sleep. When her best friends from the local Autism Society group arrive armed with treats, ribbon and bows, Holly is reminded that laughter and friendship not only ease away the stress of a crazy day, but add a big dose of hope for the future as well.
Yes, I know it's May and Christmas is still, oh, 7-ish months away, but it's never too early to buy a perfect gift. =) Over the next several months, there will be blog tours and interviews with the authors as each contributor shares their personal "why" for participating in the series. I'll post promo information here and on my Facebook page. I'm sure there will be some fun interviews, reviews, and maybe even some prizes, too. Until then, Carol of the Tales and Other Nightly Noels can be purchased on Amazon.com or for your Kindle. If you would like an autographed copy, I'll have links for that on my website in June. Enjoy!