Part 1 looked at five San Diego authors and their favorite Christmas movies; here are more local authors and their holiday favs.
Jannine Corti-Petska writes historical romance. Her favorite Christmas movie is “White Christmas” and she loves this time of year. “I have 7 themed trees and every room of the house is decorated. Christmas is my favorite holiday.”
Lisa Kessler writes the Night Walker paranormal romance series, which is set in San Diego. Her favorite Christmas movie is “Christmas Vacation” and she says that she “loves to sing and shop in the mobs.” If you’re still looking for a last-minute Christmas present for someone, here’s a powerful tag line: “He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her.”
Cathy Lubenski, author of the newly released Trashy Chic, says that her favorite movie is “Home Alone.” In Trashy Chic, a jaded reporter hunts down a murderer through the trashy and chic neighborhoods of L.A.
MJ Roe’s mystery-adventure novel, The Seven Turns of the Snail’s Shell, explores the question, “What if Diana, Princess of Wales was not in the black Mercedes that crashed in the Alma Tunnel? And, what if her deliberately-planted double isn’t dead?” The book was awarded honorable mention in the fiction category at the 2010 Paris (France) Book Festival. Roe’s favorite Christmas movie is “Love Actually.” She enjoys Hugh Grant’s dancing and the “sweet message about the power of love and the holiday spirit.”
National bestselling author Jeanne Stein enjoys “A Christmas Story” from 1983. Stein writes the Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and released her seventh book, Crossroads, in August. In Crossroads, Anna finds herself on a journey that may threaten her existence—and that of all vampires. Stein said, “Stunning news from an unexpected source sends Anna and her friend Daniel Frey on a journey into his past that changes both of their lives.”
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, author of another popular vampire series, says that her favorite movie is “The Bishop’s Wife.” Her novel, Veronica and the Vampire, is about a girl with a desperate need for a wedding date. The tag line? “Not just another dead-end date!”
Brae Wykoff loves “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” His debut novel, The Orb of Truth should be released in 2012.
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