Christmas in October

07 Oct

It’s no secret that my favorite holiday has always been Christmas.  Anytime I can open a package and be surprised, it reminds me of my youth.  Coming from a large family, Christmas was always a HUGE event.  Over time, it calmed down, but when I was a kid, I still remember presents piled nearly to the rafters and my climbing through the stacks trying to read the names on them.  Ah, the joys of childhood.
Well, UPS sent me an email stating that today is going to be another Christmas.  It wasn’t supposed to get here until the 16th, but as luck would have it, it’s EARLY!  How often does that happen?
I have packages coming that I’ve been waiting for a long time.  That same excitement builds, even though I already know what is inside the box.  To finally hold in my hand what I spent countless hours creating?  It’s beyond cool.  It’s nearly surreal.  What makes this package different than any of the others?  Let me tell you…
This time, my publisher decided to try something a little different.  She did a ‘pre-order’.  She ordered Whispers as paperbacks for me before they are available for purchase.  I didn’t know you could do that.  But she did it.  Hopefully, some time today, I’ll be receiving that box and can then make arrangements to get them back out to all of those fine people who offered their name up to be used in the story.
I don’t know why this has me so excited, but it does.  It feels like Christmas in October!


Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Christmas in October

  1. Todd Brown

    October 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    That is how special you are. Your books are great and you are at the start of what I expect to be a great ride.

    • heathstallcup

      October 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks Todd. Here’s hoping you’re right!

  2. Sheila M. Stallcup

    October 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Any extras…I want one too…I know you only used my nickname but does that count?? Love ya little bro!

  3. heathstallcup

    October 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    In Whispers? I didn’t use your name or nickname in that story, sis. But I bet I could probably dig up a spare copy.


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