Thursday, October 30, 2014

Meet Our Guest - Lacy Williams

Thanks for hosting me today!

So one of my favorite seasons is coming soon: Christmas. I love everything about Christmas, from decorating the tree and climbing on the roof to hang lights, to shopping to wrapping to (some) cooking... I love all of it. Now that I have small children, I get to enjoy it even more through the joy in their eyes.

So when thinking about the season coming soon, I started thinking about my favorite literary Christmases.

Of course there is the classic Dickens "A Christmas Carol". My daughter got obsessed last year with the Disney version so we watched Scrooge McDuck go through his Christmases with the three ghosts probably fifteen times. What I like about it: hero redeems himself in the end.

Another favorite is the Christmas from Little Women. I loved Jo and how hard she worked to make Christmas for the entire family. This book is a favorite from my teenage years.

One of the childhood favorites I enjoyed was "My Side of the Mountain". Main character Sam Gribbley ran away from home to live in a tree and spends Christmas with Bando (a friend he meets on the mountain). They have a feast of venison steaks, groundnuts (for mashed potatoes), wild onion soup, and snowballs for dessert! What I loved about it: what child doesn't imagine running away from home at least once? And Sam Gribbley did it, and survived and had fun with it. I loved imagining it, not actually living it.

Recently, I’ve gotten to write about two different Christmases for my characters. A historical Christmas in A Cowboy for Christmas, releasing December 1 from Love Inspired Historical, where the heroine Daisy’s family all gets sick over the holiday and she must work with the hero to make their Christmas happen. And I also have Mistletoe Cowboy, a contemporary Christmas love story and a part of the Mistletoe Kisses multi-author collection releasing November 25 from Inspy Kisses. I’ve really enjoyed writing about my favorite season for some of my favorite characters!

What about you? I’d love to know, what are your favorite literary Christmases?


Grab a free novella by signing up for Lacy’s newsletter at her website . Lacy Williams is an author with split writer-personalities. She writes Inspirational Western Romances under her name Lacy Williams. And young adult vampire romances under her pen name Lacy Yager. On the one hand… cowboys! On the other… tortured heroes and kick-butt heroines. No wonder she doesn’t want to choose. Lacy’s books have finaled in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards (2012, 2013, & 2014), the Golden Quill and the Booksellers Best Award. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America and Novelists Inc.


  1. Great to see you here, Lacy.
    For me it was "The night Before Christmas" poem. I used to read it to my kids at Christmas, such magic in the story!!

  2. Welcome, Lacy! I must have read How The Grinch Stole Christmas to my children about a million time. The book probably would be called literary, but all of us enjoyed it.

  3. One of my favorites is A Christmas Carol. I'll watch any variation.

  4. Hello, Lacy! It's not a book, but I love to read "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" every year. It gets me every time.

  5. Someone recently mentioned "While You Were Sleeping", which never hit me as a Christmas movie before, but I love it! My go-to, though is the original "Christmas in Connecticut." Thanks for visiting us today!

  6. Hi Lacy, I love Christmas as well. And I love writing Christmas stories. They are some of my favorite. Good luck with your Mistletoe Kisses boxed set!

  7. My kids love the Grinch. We have probably read it 100 times this year (not during Christmas season)! I love "Virginia" and totally should've mentioned Miracle on 31st Street. I love both versions. Aileen, While You Were Sleeping is one of my top 3 movies but I love it for the romance more than Christmas... "leaning!"

  8. Hi Lacy, I love A Christmas Carol. It's my all time favorite. I'm excited about both your Christmas books!