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Round Robin Blog Fest November 18, 2017

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It's been a very busy Fall for me so I apologize for not keeping up with the blog! Between work and finishing my latest novel, there hasn't been much time for sanity, but I'm back for another Round Robin Blog Fest.          This month's topic is: What stories have your written or read where a holiday takes place. To what purpose was the inclusion of the holiday? How do you celebrate holidays or events? Does this ever make it into one of your stories?
Definitely! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and my novel The Bakery Lady takes place during the Christmas season. I included the holiday for a few reason:

to use a version of the Twelve Days of Christmas where someone showers my leading lady Christina Davidson with giftsto magnify the family issues Christina facesto include her frustration with building a gingerbread houseto show a small town type of Christmas that I've come to love including a gigantic Christmas tree at town hall, hot chocolate from local vendo…