Home for Christmas

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Susan Rooke
December 20, 2018

Just a short one today . . .

I want to wish you all the most joyous of holiday seasons, and the hope that your year concludes with many blessings and hearts full of love. I’m going to be kicking back and having fun for the rest of the year, because . . . The Daughter’s home! And The Son-in-Law will be joining us soon!

It’s been seven years since Glen and I have had the chance to spend Christmas with Katie and Wesley. The last time they weren’t married yet. Or even engaged. So we’re taking full advantage of this opportunity. There will be days of delicious food, fabulous cocktails, abounding snarkiness, clever puns and uproarious laughter over raucous games of Cards Against Humanity (“A party game for horrible people”).

The one thing I’ll do during this time that counts as work will be reading The Realm Below. In paperback, because the proof copies arrived Monday!

This is the fifth or sixth time I’ve read it, but it has to be done. And no skimming allowed. I’m on page 150 (out of 453) and I’ve already found two errors that slipped past me before. (This is in addition to two others that one of my wonderful advance readers, author Diana Conces, found.) So, all cocktails aside, I have to be paying attention when I’m reading.

Later this month, most of you will probably receive a brief newsletter from me announcing that print copies of The Realm Below are available for pre-order from Amazon. (Not sure of the date yet for that. If you don’t receive the newsletter, you can subscribe by going to the right sidebar here where it says “Subscribe and Download Chapter One.”)

You can already pre-order the e-books, though, and some of you have done so. Thank you! The release date is only a month away: January 22, 2019.

And to everyone who has taken the time to read The Space Between and tell me how much they enjoyed it (a new person just reached out to me on Facebook as I was writing this!), I’m always, always thrilled and grateful to hear from you. And thank you for your reviews!

Happy Holidays, Dear Readers! See you in 2019!

10 comments on “Home for Christmas”

  1. Merry Christmas Susan and family. I am so glad that Christmas isn’t for just for kids, because I think 🤔 their’s a small kid in all of us that looks forward till Christmas Eve or Christmas morning whenever y’all celebrate 🎉 opening gifts.
    “He who has the most gift wins the lot” laughing
    Love 💕 always,
    Michelle & Family

    1. Merry Christmas to y'all too, Michelle, we are so blessed to have such good friends! I hope y'all have a joyous celebration!

      Much love from all of us! <3 <3


    1. Lots of hugs to you too, Danielle, and thank you for everything you've done to bring this book into the light! You and Taylor and all of your family have a glorious holiday!

      <3 <3

  2. I'm home!!! Champagne cocktails for everyone!

    Can't wait to get a signed copy on release day, Mumsy. Let's see if you can top the one you wrote for Book 1. 😉

    1. I have just been informed by The Daughter that I wrote "a whole page of niceness" as an inscription in her copy of Book 1. NO idea how to top that. Please, another champagne cocktail!!


  3. Seven years too long! I literally can't even.

    We will not wait so long between visits again, I promise that. Can't wait to see you! Soon!

    I'm excited for Book 2 as well, I can't wait to see what's in store for Santa's Titanic lump of coal. And how seasonally appropriate!


    1. We can't wait to see you too, Wesley!

      I hope you enjoy the book! I know Tanipestis is your favorite character (Santa's Titanic lump of coal--good one!) and I often kept you in mind as I was finishing up the last draft. It won't be long now!

      Love back!

  4. Susan, just want to chime in here and wish you and Glen and family a joyous holiday season and best wishes in the new year. Love, John

    1. Thank you, John, best wishes to you too and we're sending much love your way! I think of you often. Hope you're doing okay. <3

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