From: Readers/Friends
To: TDW Authors/Friends

Holiday Greetings!

From: Readers/Friends
To: TDW Authors/Friends

Holiday Greetings!

[During this Season of giving and sharing, The Divining Wand’s readers would like to thank their authors/friends for this past year and wish them Holiday Greetings. The next few weeks will feature universal as well as personal nods to writers who share with us throughout the year. Happy Holidays!]

Happy Holidays to Kristina Riggle!

I hope this holiday season brings you many things: Fun-filled days with your family. The happy music of giggling children. The scent of cookies made with loving, little hands. A beautiful, white Christmas, without any blizzard warnings, to accompany the merry jingle of Santaís sleigh bells.

In the coming year I hope your writing comes easily and plentifully. May your characters have a multitude of problems to work through, yet be a joy to write about. I hope your creative well will always be full and your books a fabulous success. Thank-you for giving us all the pleasure of reading your novels.


The Gift of Magic

I’m a seasonal person. I even have dishtowels for spring (robin’s–egg-blue and mint green stripes) and for fall (pumpkin orange and bright yellow), as well as holiday ones packed away with the Christmas decorations.

I’m the same way with books. When I read The Art of Disappearing by Ivy Pochoda, it happened to be in the fall. How lucky was I that the book fell in my lap in October, the perfect time for a book of magic and whimsy with a hint of melancholy?

The novel makes me think of that old Van Morrison song: “Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance/With the stars up above in your eyes/A fantabulous night to make romance…And all the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush/And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush.”

I thank Ivy for the dreamy and other-worldly trip. It was quite a ride.

Here’s to her own holiday moondance!

Keetha DePriest Mosley

To Beth Hoffman

Dear Beth,

Thank you for always being so lovely and adorable. I’ve seen you at panels/signings twice now, and you’re irresistibly kind and charming and funny and interesting. As I’m reading CEECEE, I can see and hear you on every page, and that makes me smile.

I hope you have a lovely holiday season with your friends and family — including your “fur babies”! May 2011 bring you all happiness, prosperity, and peace.

Happy holidays!

2 thoughts on “From: Readers/Friends
To: TDW Authors/Friends

Holiday Greetings!

  1. Dear Kristan,

    You will never know what your beautiful message means to me now, and will mean to me for all my years. Thank you for your kindness, your bright smile, and for your amazing support.

    I’m tickled that you’re reading my novel over the holidays; I hope you’re enjoying CeeCee’s many adventures in Savannah. Oletta is waving hello to you from the kitchen!

    Joyous holidays to you and yours. I hope 2011 brings an exciting new chapter in your personal “Like Book”.


  2. Why thank you, Larramie and Janel! What a thoughtful and lovely greeting. So far I’ve had a white(ish) Christmas, (we can still see grass poking through) but no blizzard warnings. I have indeed enjoyed my children giggling and our Christmas cutouts wouldn’t look good on a magazine cover but they are lovingly decorated by my kiddos, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Thank YOU, Janel, and Larramie, and all the readers of TDW for spreading the love of reading.

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