Genre for the Holidays – Christmas Is for Sharing

December 3, 2012 at 1:20 am (horror, Links, writing) (, , , , , , , )

While I have written a couple of Christmas-themed genre short stories, I have yet to have any of them published. It’s interesting, considering one of the first things I ever had published was a non-genre Christmas short story (written in French). I was in high school at the time, and submitted my story to the student category for a local newspaper’s Christmas contest. Somehow, it got mixed in with the stories submitted for the adult category, but I was awarded second prize anyway. Not bad for a very inexperienced writer, not writing in her mother tongue.

I have, however, had several Christmas-themed illustrations published to date, including one I did for a zombie Christmas charity anthology (the illustration posted above.) You can find this one, and many others, in the anthology along with a selection of great stories combining Christmas and the undead. The anthology is called The Undead That Saved Christmas (Volume 2):

Proceeds from sales of the book, a creation from Rainstorm Press, benefit the Hugs Foster Family Agency ( and will help them give their foster children gifts this holiday season. All artwork and stories were donated to make sure as much money as possible will go to this good cause. They have other volumes available as well, including a vampire version or this year’s monster bash if you’re not into zombies (also with all proceeds going to the same great cause.) Just something to keep in mind for the horror fans on your list.

Tomorrow I’ll be taking a break in my holiday theme for my usual Monday posting – the Blurb on Other People’s Words.


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