Why are holiday stories such a freaking big hit? I occasionally ask myself that as a writer.
I've written whole series dedicated to holidays. These perennial sellers are popular again every single winter.
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And now that they're all in audio (one of this year's major achievements) they're doing even better.
So, what is it about the holidays that I read them as a reader? That I so love writing them as a writer.
I think it comes down to hope. Religious or not. Believe in x, y, or z. That isn't relevant. What is relevant is that the holidays represent a better version of ourselves. We've get to imagine that our wishes might come true, our prayers be answered, or that people will just be nicer.
Every story I tell, I'm always seeking that hope, that joy. Long ago I set out to create a better future with the stories I tell. One of more hope for those around us. For my family, my friends, and my fans. A sense that anything is possible.
Maybe even someday, Peace on Earth and good will toward each other.
I like that idea. It's why I write romance. It's why I write holiday tales. Go forth, take this chance to celebrate the season with your favorite holiday reads. Or find a new one. That's certainly going to be my goal this season.