A Christmas Carol Round Up

A few years ago, I wrote a series of blog posts about A Christmas Carol. This was well before A Christmas Peril was published, but I was already working on the book. I unabashedly love A Christmas Carol. So in this spirit, I wanted to compile the previous posts in one place. A Christmas Carol…

Found in the Wild!

Seeing your books in a bookstore never, ever gets old. Yesterday I went to a Barnes & Noble, and saw both Chime and Punishment, the 3rd in my Clock Shop series, and A Christmas Peril, the debut of my Theater Cop series, close by each other on the shelf marked “New Releases”. I beamed. Since…

A New Series Debuts This Fall!

I am thrilled to announce that A CHRISTMAS PERIL will debut this fall. A CHRISTMAS PERIL is a book close to my heart. It is about an ex-cop who runs a theater company on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Midnight Ink gave this series a home, and I couldn’t be happier! Pre-Order information here.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Challenge Conclusion

I did not get to all the versions, and didn’t even discuss (save Patrick Stewart) stage versions. But I did cover a lot of ground. Conclusions? Despite rewatching and discovering this many versions, I still love the story. There isn’t a formula for what works. But the versions that work best don’t shy away from…

Patrick Stewart in A CHRISTMAS CAROL

I have blogged before about Patrick Stewart’s brilliant CHRISTMAS CAROL on stage, and the wonderful CD of his reading. In 1999 he played Scrooge in a full version on TNT. So in love with the stage version was I that I gave this version more than a passing grade, but I did not give it…

A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Reginald Owen

This 1938 version is a favorite of mine. It has some additions to the story. There is more interaction between Fred and the Cratchit family. Bob Cratchit gets fired on Christmas Eve, so he goes out and spends all of his money so the family can have a merry Christmas. The past skips over Belle,…