It's the Saturday after Thanksgiving (for those that celebrate this historic holiday.) Did you rush out at the crack of dawn on Friday to brave the maddening crowds and do your holiday shopping? Are your eyes red and blurry from watching endless hours of football? Are you actually sick of pumpkin pie after your fourteenth slice?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it's time to take a break and a little virtual trip. I invite you to visit Snow at www.town-of-snow.com.
In my other life as author Barbara Baldwin, Snow began as the setting for a short story I wrote one Christmas which was later incorporated into the book CHRISTMAS QUILT ANTHOLOGY. I revisited Snow for an adult romantic short story,(CHRISTMAS CANDY, an Anthology) and I loved the atmosphere, the characters and the lovely sentiment that existed in the names of the shops and businesses -- like the Snickerdoodle Bakery, Wonderland Bookstore, and Season's Greetings Gift Shop.
It's one of those winter wonderland places you enjoy visiting year after year, and this year several of the shops have opened for business on the internet. I hope you'll visit Snow and explore its history, shops and festivals. One of these days, I'll have the time to write the stories about the characters that live in Snow. For now, they wish you a truly happy holiday season and hope you'll visit often as there's always something happening in town.
For those of you who live in wintery climes, keep your camera handy and an eye on the website because Snow celebrates its name with a Festival every year and this year they're planning a Snow picture contest -- with prizes!!
"Snow -- It's like visiting Christmas all year long."
And, as a preview of coming attractions, take a look at my beautiful cover for "Winning Molly" which will be out at TEB in January. Next month, a contest just for that!