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If you’ve tracked along with me since October 4th, you will have read the entirety of my Christmas short story, The Christmas Sweater. I really hope you enjoyed it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Janice L. Dick, Author

Photo Credit: Glenda Siemens

Janice was born and raised on a farm in southern Alberta, Canada, and currently lives on a farm in central Saskatchewan with her husband. She has loved the written word all her life, and began writing purposefully in 1989. Since then she has traditionally published three historical novels and independently published two more (a third to be released shortly).

Besides historical and contemporary novels, Janice also writes short stories, blogs, articles and book reviews.

Blog/website:  www.janicedick.com

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/janicedick

If you enjoyed this story, please leave a review on Amazon. Thank you.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I write mostly historical fiction, novel length, third person. This story was a divergence from my norm, and once I met Debbie, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would identify more with Jeanne, and finding Debbie was, for me, an encouragement to live life more fully and to embrace each day with faith and joy. I hope you enjoy reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I want to acknowledge G.G. for encouraging me to write not only a short story, but to write it in contemporary genre. I changed it up a bit more and used the first person point of view.

Thanks to Deanna Robertson and Jeanne Heal for reading my manuscript and giving me their honest suggestions about writing what I had not personally experienced.

Thanks also to Gwen Hernandez, who offers excellent courses in Scrivener, so I could figure out how to format this story and set the template for future independent publishing ventures.  Also to Susan Russo Anderson for her helpful how-to article on compiling Scrivener for .mobi.

 

BOOKS BY JANICE L. DICK

STORM SERIES

(these three titles are temporarily out-of-print, but will be re-released soon)

Calm Before the Storm

Eye of the Storm

Out of the Storm

 

IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM SERIES

Other Side of the River

In a Foreign Land

Far Side of the Sea (to be released shortly)

 

SHORT STORIES

The Christmas Sweater

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS! May the reason for the season be JESUS!

 

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Just out:  a pack of devotionals and a Christmas story!

A couple of months ago I crafted a Christmas short story. The parameters were: contemporary (as opposed to my usual historical bent), minimum of 10,000 words. The outcome is called The Christmas Sweater, available now on amazon and soon on kobo and B&N.

The Christmas Sweater (a short story)

The Christmas Sweater
(a short story)

I loved writing this little story, once I got into it. Actually, once Debbie entered stage left! Two friends reunite after thirty years amid sad circumstances. How will they face Christmas this year when everything has changed?

The second publication I’ve been working on is a collaboration between six Canadian authors, a devotional volume titled Uplifting Devotionals III (the first two are from other authors). My contributions are ten reflections on portions of Scripture. I chose not to follow a defined devotional format, rather offering my perspectives on the passages. 51U3uoxkStL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-27,22_AA300_SH20_OU15_

I hope you enjoy these volumes. Merry Christmas to you all.

Janice L. Dick

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