First of all Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday.
I’m counting the minutes until Christmas Eve and having friends and family together, but I’m also freaking out about finishing the holiday shopping and getting the right gifts for people. I’m sure many of you are feeling the same way and hope I can help with these little tips about what to get any friends who happen to be writers as well. Here goes:
1. Pens. You can never have enough. I’ve got a collection at home from Mont Blancs to a great funky Goth pen I picked up while on vacation.
2. Paper. Fancy note paper so they can write to you (although I am so not a letter writer!)
3. Gift card to a bookstore. Why not a particular book? It’s hard with avid readers to know just what they haven’t read yet.
4. Journals. Something to jot down that next amazing story idea.
Of course, when all else fails, Chocolate. Never fails to make one happy.
Now I’ve got to think about what to get those teens in my life. At this age, it’s really tough! Any suggestions would be welcome.
Don’t forget to drop by Rayna Vause’s blog for a chance to win a copy of her debut novel.
Also, don’t forget these treats that I have coming up for you!
Here’s the line-up so far:
12.11.07: Mary Castillo, author of Hot Tamara
12.12.07: Berta Platas, author of Cinderella Lopez
12.13.07: Mayra Calvani, author of Dark Lullaby
12.14.07: Caridad Pineiro, author of Holiday With a Vampire
12.15.07: Lara Rios, author of Becoming Americana
12.16.07: Barbara Caridad Ferrer, author of It’s Not About the Accent
12.17.07: Margo Candela, author of Life Over Easy
12.18.07: Kathy Cano Murillo, author of Crafty Chica’s Art de la Soul
12.19.07: Tracy Montoya, author of Telling Secrets
12.20.07: Jamie Martinez Wood, author of Latino Writers & Journalists and Rogelia’s House of Magic (coming summer 2008)
12.21.07: Misa Ramirez, author of Lola PI: Living the Vida Lola (January 2009 from St. Martin’s Press)
12.22.07: Sofia Quintero, author of Juicy Mangos
12.23.07: Toni Margarita Plummer, author and editor