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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Storytellers and Wordsmiths everywhere!

Writing pic posteredge copyrighted JD Holiday 120resolition 4x3WHY WRITERS WRITE
A lot has been written about why writers write. Writers write for many reasons and some, for any reason.
They write to express who they are and to say what they know. To teach and to inspire where no inspiration has yet taken root. To share the stories they see clearly in their imagination. To entertain themselves first, then those readers who find their works, some write to purge unhappiness or injustices for themselves and others.
There will be some writers who tell you their reasons come from deep in their souls, at the very core of who they are. Jane Austen had Lady Catherine say, “I must have my share in the conversation,” as most writers want their voices heard.
8baae-vinegar-valentine-poem-the-typewriter-myer-c1910-postcardWriters show readers characters and pictures that keep them and us ‘safe and sometimes warm’ from our only realties.
We are lucky today where stories are brought to life by writers and illustrators and visionaries in the many different ways there are to entertain us. But first, some idea is thought and it usually starts with a writer.
So it really doesn’t matter why they write, it’s just a good thing they do!

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So, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Storytellers and Wordsmiths everywhere!

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ITS STORY TIME’s CHRISTMAS SHOW on Red River Radio 12/23 by Red River Radio | Books Podcasts

ITS STORY TIME’s CHRISTMAS SHOW on Red River Radio 12/23 by Red River Radio | Books Podcasts.

It’s Story Time’s CHRISTMAS Show on Red River Radio with JD Holiday

On It’s Story Time’s CHRISTMAS Show: Aaron Shepard’s The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale  read by the author & A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore, read by Author Jan Britland!

Aaron Shepard’s The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale.
Van Amsterdam the baker was well known for his honesty as well as for his fine Saint Nicholas cookies. He always gave his customers exactly what they paid for — not more and not less.

So, he was not about to give in when a mysterious old woman comes to him on Saint Nicholas Day and insists that a dozen is thirteen!  The woman’s curse puts an end to the baker’s business, and he believes it would take Saint Nicholas to help him. But if he receives that help, will it be exactly what he imagined?

Buy The Baker’s Dozen by Aaron Shepard at:www.aaronshep.com/books/Baker.html
 Aaron Shepard’s site: www.aaronshep.com/

A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moorealso known as
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS was first published on December 23, 1823. 




Author Jan Britland reads A Visit from St. Nicholas. This story is largely responsible for the conception of Santa Claus in the mid-nineteenth century to today.





For more on the story and author, Clement C. Moore go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Clarke_Moore



Jan Britland is the author of Amazon’s Best Selling The Adventures of Rodger Dodger Dog Children’s books series. Her site:www.rodgerdodgerdog.com/

And BOOK PICKS with 
author AGY WILSON:


 Arturo and the Navidad Birds by Anne Broyles, illustrated by KE Lewis www.amazon.com/Arturo-Navidad-Birds-Anne-Broyles/dp/1455618012
 Agy Wilson’s site:www.agywilson.com/
Show site:http://jdholiday.blogspot.com
Blog Talk Radio show link: www.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio/2014/12/23/its-story-times-christmas-show-om-red-river-radio

Halo Kids Tales’ CHRISTMAS Show 12-19-13 12/19 by Book Garden Radio | Books Podcasts

Halo Kids Tales’ CHRISTMAS Show 12-19-13 12/19 by Book Garden Radio | Books Podcasts.

On Halo Kids Tales’ Christmas show: A Star in the Night by Jennifer Gladen, The First Christmas by Janice D. Green & Santa’s Birthday Gift by Sherrill S. Cannon

On Halo Kids Tales’ Christmas show: Thursday, 12-19-13 1PM Est~ A Star in the Night by Jennifer Gladen, The First Christmas by Janice D. Green & Santa’s Birthday Gift by Sherrill S. Cannon

In A Star in the Night,

on Christmas Eve David sees this is

no ordinary night. Accompanied by a shimmering star David encounters three experiences that will change his view of Christmas forever.

www.amazon.com/A-Star-Night-Jennifer-Gladen/dp/1616330554 
Jennifer Gladen: www.jengladen.com/












The First Christmas is the account of the birth of Jesus

Christ. Everyone will enjoy the colorful scenes as this timeless story of Messiah’s birth unfolds. On each page followed by engaging questions to be shared between parents and the children and for family devotions. The questions have been omitted from the reading.

www.amazon.com/The-First-Christmas-Janice-Green/dp/0983680825
Janice D. Green:honeycombadventures.com 



Santa’s Birthday Gift is a book that ties two traditions together as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. Santa’s adventure from toymaker to star follower right into the heart of Bethlehem where he meets Baby Jesus.

www.amazon.com/Santas-Birthday-Gift-SherrillCannon/dp/1608608247 

Sherrill S. Cannon:http://cannon.aegauthorblogs.com/

Show’s site: www.thebookgarden.net

Blog Talk Radio link:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bgr/2013/12/19/halo-kids-tales-christmas-show-12-19-13