Christmas at Mulberry Inn

With all the excitement over Heartbreak Cake, I haven’t had a chance to talk about the release of the holiday anthology Merry & Bright  that I am also lucky to be a part of this season.

I wrote a short story called “Christmas at Mulberry Inn” that touches on Christmas, friendship, new beginnings, budding romance  and plenty of holiday pie!

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The anthology was put together and edited by publisher Simon & Fig and I’m joined with talented coauthors Isabella Louise Anderson, Laura Chapman, Lauren Clark, Libby Mercer, and Nancy Scrofano.  Check it out for a cozy holiday romance that’s a great way to get into the season.

The setting for my short story is Murphys, a charming Gold Country town tucked away in the leafy Sierra Nevada Foothills. I got to discover this part of California when I lived in Stockton and spent a lot of my weekends heading out on day trips all over Calaveras County. I was lucky to have these small towns just an hour drive away from me.

Murphys is a historical gem. It’s beautiful, feels like you jumped into a Mark Twain story and has a  really eclectic food scene with interesting menus and innovative chefs that create a big city dining scene in a small town. Oh and did I mention the wineries? Yes, lots of cute spots for sipping on big reds.

It’s a great place to spend the holidays and an even better place to fall in love.  I hope you get a chance to discover it through Merry & Bright this holiday season.

Happy Reading!