HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

STRENGTH AND COMFORT!

Please welcome Susan Sheehey. By now you know to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for a Kindle Fire 7 on Christmas Eve.

What is your favorite childhood Christmas memory?

I have a very large extended family, with more than a dozen cousins, and we would all converge every other year to my grandparent’s house in Ohio. With everyone gathered, all the presents for every grandchild tucked under the tree for Christmas morning was like a mountain. The picture was so glorious, so beautiful, and was the epitome of a child’s holiday fantasy.

Some of the cousins


What is your favorite adult Christmas memory?

We took our boys to Disney World a few years ago just before the Christmas holiday, where our then 6-year-old met Buzz Lightyear for the first time (after having watched the Toy Story movies a thousand times, Buzz was his favorite character). That moment where he met him, and the look on his face--worth every penny of the trip, and more. True happiness you can’t possibly explain.

Meeting Buzz Lightyear at Disney World



Is there a Christmas song that’s your favorite?

Still, Still, Still and Carol of the Bells

Is there something about this holiday that drives you crazy?

The decorations and present shopping starts well before October, before Halloween and Thanksgiving are properly celebrated. I don’t like how commercial retailers make of the season, obscuring the true meaning behind Christmas.


Susan's boys with Santa in 2014


What do you hope for this Christmas?

Honestly, with the sudden loss of my father a month ago, I’m hoping for peace of mind and strength this holiday season. Not to break down in a puddle of tears in front of my boys. To remind them how much my father loved them, and reassure them he’s looking down on all of us, and hope they can feel his embrace… And to comfort my mother during this extremely hard time.


Do you have a book you'd like to tell us about today?

My latest release is the Knights of Texas series, a steamy contemporary romance set of novellas featuring a luxury male escort agency. TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT and TELL ME WHAT YOU CRAVE are available now.  TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED will be released very soon.




Is there a recipe you want to share?

You might like this one for Christmas morning.


Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Bites


Ingredients
24 tator tots thawed
3 large eggs
4 egg whites
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon parsley
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
3/4 cup fresh shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup fresh shredded cheddar cheese
2 slices crisp bacon diced
2 thin slices lean ham diced


Instructions
1.Grease 12 count standard size muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or canola oil spray. Smoosh two tator tots in each muffin hole. Bake in 375 degree preheated oven for 7 minutes.
2.Mix eggs, egg whites, whipping cream, parsley and black pepper in medium size bowl with whisk. Fold in mozzarella, cheddar, ham and bacon. Ladle the mixture into the muffin holes leaving a little room at the top for rising.
3.Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes.


Christmas morning



Susan Sheehey, Author and Editor



Susan Sheehey is the author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. Her latest is the Knights of Texas series. Her romantic suspense trilogy, Royals of Soldana, has finally been completely released, PRINCE OF SOLDANA, JEWEL OF SOLDANA, and CROWN OF SOLDANA. Her debut novel, AUDREY'S PROMISE, is a contemporary romance set in Texas.

In addition to writing, Susan is a freelance editor and proofreader, and loves to beta read for indie authors.

Susan loves to read romances (shocking!), including both contemporary and historical, with a particular affinity for American, Scottish, and Irish historicals. A french vanilla coffee addict, Susan lives and laughs in Texas with her husband and two sons.

Twitter: @SusieQWriter
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5 comments:

Mary Preston said...

The stores do begin their Christmas madness very early.

A joyous time of year.

Carnola said...

Hello Susan, sorry for your loss. I loved the picture of you and your cousins all together for Christmas. My favorite Christmas memories are surrounded by my many cousins.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I am also very sorry, Susan. It is very hard.

Shoppers clearly want it or the stores would not do so. Having worked in retail twenty plus years I am very glad that I have been out of that madness for some time now.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Susan, thank you for sharing with readers. Sorry for your loss this year.

Kathy Davis said...

The hash brown breakfast bites sound great. My husband will love them. Merry Christmas!