by Naomi Lundverg from the Threadville Mystery series by Janet Bolin
I love the holiday season. I love the food, the decorations, the opening of packages, the camaraderie. I love shopping in my friends’ textile arts stores in Threadville.
My friends and relatives say they like the quilted place mats, tea cozies, table runners, coasters, baby quilts, etc. that I send them every year. But I think I’ve inundated them, and this year, I’m doing something different.
They’ll all be surprised when they open their heavier-than-usual presents from me and discover...books.
Most of my friends and relatives love to read mysteries, so that’s really easy. I’m sending them mysteries written about my friends who post on this blog. Just look at the wealth of subjects and characters!
I also love to receive how-to books for any sort of craft, cooking, or gardening. So I’m purchasing some of those, too.
But now I’m down to the children. A friend has a son and a daughter. Four years ago, my friend’s son presented her with twin granddaughters, and three years ago, the daughter presented her with a grandson and another granddaughter.
I’ve sent these children gifts since they were babies—quilts, fabric books, quilted stuffed toys, and, yes, even some clothing. This year, I’m thinking of buying them books. What books would three- and four-year-olds like?
Today’s Have a Cozy Christmas Countdown giveaway is Dire Threads, the first in the Threadville Mystery series. A winner will be randomly drawn from the comments, so please leave a comment, and then come back tomorrow and check out the sidebar to find out who won. Remember that cozy mysteries make great gifts, and have a very cozy Holiday!
DIRE THREADS was nominated for both an Agatha Award for Best First novel and for the Bloody Words Light Mystery Award (the Bony Blithe.) You can order DIRE THREADS and THREADED FOR TROUBLE from any bookstore or from these booksellers. Visit Janet at facebook and twitter. The third Threadville Mystery, THREAD AND BURIED, coming out in June 2013, can already be preordered from Amazon!