Dear Santa Authors’ Billboard Blog by Traci Hall

October 12th 2020

I am so ready for some Christmas cheer! This year has been crazy but there have been good things too. Most of us have been forced to slow down a little and take a good look at our lives. Introspection for me leads to gratitude. Despite the hard times, and even though I can’t see my family as often as I’d like, I have seen each member.

The ocean for me is a balm to the spirit. When I was thinking of something terrible to happen to one of my characters (as we writers tend to do lol) I thought about fear. Anxiety. I transferred my fear of driving on the freeway to the ocean. Not seeing someone close to you. Not letting them know that you love them. Mixed it all together, voila, and came up with Christmas Kiss by the Sea—because I also love a romance with a happy ending. <3

So, Tessa McFarley has a fear of the ocean after nearly drowning. She and her grandmother used to be very tight and the ocean was their special place. Now Grandma is gone and Tessa wishes for another chance. While she can’t get her grandmother back, she hopes to heal her fears and love the ocean again. The bonus is rediscovering her feelings for Landon Schmidt and pray he can forgive her for leaving him without explanation years ago.

Christmas Kiss by the Sea is in the Dear Santa: A Christmas Wish boxed set available for preorder now. You can buy your copy here:

Links for where to buy Dear Santa boxed set

If you’d like a shorter browse to sample your favorite story, check out our book bites which has a single chapter of each story:

Links for book bites Dear Santa

If you are familiar with us authors here at Authors’ Billboard, you know we love a holiday party and giveaway. Check us out October 28th at the ABB party place.

Our goal is to reach the USA Today list and your help is greatly appreciated. Help us spread the word, and some holiday cheer!

Do you have a fear you’ve overcome? A Christmas wish of your own to make? Let me know in the comments, and I will send the first ten people a copy of Dear Santa 😊



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About Traci Hall

From cozy mysteries to seaside romance, USA Today bestselling author Traci Hall writes stories that captivate her readers. As a hybrid author with over sixty published works, Ms. Hall has a favorite tale for everyone. Mystery lovers, check out her Scottish Shire series, set in the seaside town of Nairn, or the Salem B&B Mystery series, co-written as Traci Wilton. Her latest project is an Irish Castle cozy as Ellie Brannigan. Whether it's her ever-popular By the Sea romances, an Appletree Cove sweet romance, or a fun who-done-it, Traci finds her inspiration in sunny South Florida, living right near the ocean. Traci wants to hear from you!

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