In this, the very last newsletter of 2022, I’ve been tasked with sending you a Christmas card from two of my most popular characters...
Cole and Skye from Billion Dollar Enemy! They wanted to share what they've been up to this year and wish you Merry Christmas. But before I hand over the mic, I want to say thank you so much for being a reader and subscriber this year. I appreciate you so tree-mendously much (I added a pun to keep from sounding too sappy, but I really, really mean it). Without you reading my books, I wouldn't be able to do this full time, and the characters in my head would remain there. You're the ones who helped set them free!
I hope you have the merriest of holiday seasons, and enjoy those magical days between Christmas and New Year's where you can read in your pyjamas from morning until night. I know I will!
Ho ho ho, Olivia
PS: And most of all, I hope there are tons of books waiting for you beneath that tree 📚
A Christmas card from Cole and Skye
Happy holidays from our cabin in Whistler!
Are you as full of Christmas food as we are? The holiday started early in the Porter household and we’ve been gorging ourselves on too much gingerbread all of December. We had to child-proof the jar, or our son would have gladly skipped breakfast, lunch and dinner in favor of cookies.
This year has been a wild ride. We welcomed our second child into the world, and let's just say our house hasn’t been the same since. We've learned the true meaning of "sleep is for the weak" and have become experts at functioning sleep-deprived (but fueled by copious amounts of caffeine.)
Millie has been an angel in her first half-year of life, and her brother is over the moon about being a big brother. He’s only a little disappointed that she won’t play with him and keeps asking when she’ll be big enough. He doesn’t like the answer “soon,” but it’s the only one we’ve got.
Skye’s bookshop has had another fantastic year. She’s also working on a new book to follow her debut, but Millie put an adorable wrench in that process. As for Cole, he remains a ne’er-do-well riding the coattails of his wife's success and brilliance. While he did open another hotel on the West Coast this year, it pales compared to Millie's arrival.
Despite the craziness and chronic lack of sleep, we've had a wonderful year and are looking forward to spending a relaxing holiday in a cabin surrounded by snow. Well, as relaxing as it can be with two children under the age of four.
We wish you all the most wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!
Sincerely, Cole, Skye, Isaac and Millie
Look, a bookish Christmas craft
How cool is this?
I saw a bauble filled with little books on Instagram and had to make one myself. All you need is foam paper, a fillable ornament, and sticker paper you can print on. Oh, and some patience.
I made it with some of my favorite books of all time. Narrowing that down from 300 wasn't hard at all 😅
Maybe something to try at home?
Me on Christmas morning
Hugh Grant dancing is the best part of the best Christmas movie, amirite?
Have you read all of my bonus stories? These include extra chapters and extended epilogues.