Books, sales, joy!

December 21, 2021

In this newsletter:
— How cute is this?



— Christmas wishes and friends

Do you remember my daughter’s dog Rocky? You met him last year dressed in his Christmas pajamas. Here’s the latest picture, and you’re thinking—is that dog practicing to become a nun?

It’s even better than that. He’s hiding his own ball in the blanket and then “finding” it. This is so cute it brings tears to my eyes. But at this time of year, I cry easily. How about you?

Let’s take a survey

As a holiday gift, did you give:
1. Books
2. An ereader
3. Gift card or money for books and/or an ereader
…Bonus points if you bought any and all for yourself!

The good part about this survey is…now I’ll tell you about sale eBooks (one suspense and one historical) you can gift to friends, family and, most important, yourself! First:

WRONG ALIBI, regularly $9.99, is $1.99!

Midnight Sun Fishing Camp
Katchabiggie Lodge

Five and a half hours a day when the sun rose above the horizon.

Storm clouds so thick, daylight never penetrated, and night reigned eternal.

Thirty below zero Fahrenheit.

The hurricane-force wind wrapped frigid temperatures around the lodge, driving through the log cabin construction and the steel roof, ignoring the insulation, creeping inch by inch into the Great Room where twenty-year-old Petie huddled on a love seat, dressed in a former guest’s flannel pajamas and bundled in a Pendleton Northern Lights wool blanket. A wind like this pushed snow through the roof vents, and she knew as soon as the storm stopped, she’d be up in the attic shoveling it out.

Or not. Maybe first the ceiling would fall in on top of her.

Who would know? Who would care?

The storm of the century, online news called it, before the internet disappeared in a blast that blew out the cable like a candle.

For a second long, dark winter, she was the only living being tending the Midnight Sun cabins and the lodge, making sure the dark, relentless Alaska winter didn’t do too much damage and in the spring the camp could open to enthusiastic fishermen, corporate team builders and rugged individualists.

Alone for eight months of the year. No Christmas. No New Year’s. No Valentine’s Day. No any day, nothing interesting, just dark dark dark isolation and fear that she would die out here.

With the internet gone, she waited for the next inevitable event.

The lights went out…

—Read more WRONG ALIBI

—Listen to the first five minutes of the WRONG ALIBI audiobook!

—Read why WRONG ALIBI is set in Alaska and enjoy the recipe for friend Lillian’s easy cream cheese dip!

—Most important, grab your e-copy of WRONG ALIBI for $1.99!

Did you buy WRONG ALIBI when it was first released? An extra special thank you!

MY FAVORITE BRIDE, regularly $6.99, is $1.99!

“The Sound of Music meets Jane Eyre.”

Bonus! When you buy the Kindle eBook, you can add the Audible audiobook with its beautiful redesigned cover for just $7.49!

—Read a MY FAVORITE BRIDE excerpt (click the excerpt button at the top.)

—Listen free to a MY FAVORITE BRIDE audiobook chapter.

MY FAVORITE BRIDE is a stand-alone historical romance and part of the beloved Governess Brides series.

Whew! I hope these amazing sales on WRONG ALIBI and MY FAVORITE BRIDE help with your last minute shopping. Do feel free to pass the letter on to friends who love to read. A book is a gift that lasts forever!

Finally, I shared a holiday lunch with author friends (l to r) Megan Chance, Kristin Hannah, moi and Jayne Ann Krentz. Yes, we’re vaccinated and masked up when not eating/drinking/getting our photos taken. So good to see each other in person and liven up the restaurant with our shrieks of laughter!

For you, a quote from the venerable Mr. Rogers, “I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.” A lovely way to think of the holidays!

And another favorite quote from Charlotte’s Web, “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.” May you find a few moments to enjoy this season, whichever holidays you celebrate, and have much to be thankful for.


Christina Dodd
New York Times bestselling author of

Q. What do you call a Yeti who does sit ups?
A. The Abdominal Snowman!

WRONG ALIBI on e-sale $1.99!
“In the Alaskan wilderness, the hunted can become the hunter.”

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Christmas music survey

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