Tuesday, November 26, 2013
It's a blissful holiday with Mary Kay Andrews....plus a giveaway
Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling Ladies' Night, Spring Fever, and Summer Rental, (all from St. Martin's Press), as well as Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit and Little Bitty Lies (all HarperPerennial). This past October, she published a new holiday novella, Christmas Bliss (reviewed here), that is perfect for our theme this month!
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida (and a diplomate of the Maas Bros. Department Store School of Charm), she started her professional journalism career in Savannah, Georgia, where she covered the real-life murder trials which were the basis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
As a lifelong ""junker"" the author claims to know the location of every promising thrift store, flea market and junkpile in the southeastern United States, plus many parts of Ohio.
She has a B.A. in newspaper journalism from The University of Georgia (go Dawgs!), and is a frequent lecturer and writing teacher at workshops and book festivals.
Married for more than 36 years to her high school sweetheart, Tom, she is the mother of two grown children and she divides her time between a restored 1926 Craftsman bungalow in Atlanta and a rambling old beach house on Tybee Island Georgia. (Bio adapted from Amazon.)
We're glad to have Mary Kay here, as a lot of our readers love her books. She's also getting us into the holiday spirit today! And thanks to Tandem Literary, we have a copy of Christmas Bliss, along with bookmarks, recipe cards, and an ornament for a lucky US reader!
Visit Mary Kay at her website, Facebook and Twitter.
Favorite holiday from any time of the year: Christmas!
I love decorating our home with the vintage Christmas ornaments I’ve collected from estate sales and antique shops over the years. My collections include snowmen, Santa figurines, elves and glass Shiny-Brite ornaments.
Favorite memory from this holiday:
Our first year as a married couple, which came less than a month after our wedding. We were starting new lives in Savannah, spending the holiday away from our families for the first time, but making our own, new traditions.
Favorite song related to or from this holiday:
Christmas, Baby Please Come Home, by Darlene Love.
Favorite movie about or including this holiday:
My neighbor’s homemade fudge, which she faithfully gifts us with every year. I have to hide it from my son if I want to have any.
What do you like most about this holiday?
Spending time with close friends and family, reminiscing about good times and creating new traditions.
Thanks to Mary Kay for visiting with us and to Tandem Literary for sharing her novella with our readers.
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