Out with the Old, In with the New

I hope you are healthy and staying safe. We are doing well here. My husband is an essential worker, so he goes to work as usual, and I work at home, so our daily life hasn’t changed much. And yet, everything is changing.  Recently, we helped our youngest son and his family move away, to a town two hours west of here, and in 22 days, my husband and I will leave Wisconsin, where we have lived for twenty years, and move to Minnesota, where he will start a new (still essential) job. We are looking forward to being close to my parents and siblings and especially excited to be near our oldest son and his family, who have previously been the ones furthest away.

Out with the Old, In with the New

Everything is changing,  but some things remain the same. We’ll just be “staying at home” in a new place!

Out with the old and in with the new

It’s time to retire the Kindle edition of the 2019 Christmas Lights Collection: All is Bright. For just today, April 17, and tomorrow, the 18th, you can “buy” it FREE or add it to your Kindle Unlimited bookshelf. Don’t delay, because on Sunday morning, it will go away forever. (If you have it in your library or on your KU bookshelf, you will still be able to read it, of course.) The paperback will continue to be available on Amazon for $19.99, but hey… the Kindle book is FREE!

Season of Change by Cathe Swanson, available exclusively in the 4th annual Christmas Lights Collection ~ book 4

And here’s what’s new… a sneak peek at the 2020 Christmas Lights Collection: Hearts Aglow.

The 2020 Christmas Lights Collection: Hearts Aglow, but Toni Shiloh, Jaycee Weaver, Cathe Swanson and Chautona Havig Coming in October 2020

Chautona Havig, Toni Shiloh, and I are happy to welcome Jaycee Weaver to the collection this year. If you haven’t yet read of her books, check them out HERE! She will be a great addition to the team.

Isn’t it a beautiful cover?

Hearts Aglow will be available on Amazon in October.  Click HERE to follow the Christmas Lights Collection Facebook page for updates.




A Poll for you:

I can’t decide which series to write in for this year’s series. What do you think?

1. Another Serenity Hill book. You’re curious to see how Samantha’s plans to turn the old commune into a Christmas destination turned out.

2. Another Glory Quilts book. There’s nothing more cozy than a snowy Minnesota Christmas with Aunt Violet and the Anderson family.

3. Another Unity Plenkiss book. There are still stories to be told with that eccentric collection of characters.

4. Start something new!

I have stories started for all of them! Serenity Hill is fun, but I’m in the middle of writing Pamela’s story, too, and that might get confusing for me. Anything I write now might be a spoiler, too. I love the Andersons in Minnesota, but even if I could finish that book, I’m not sure I have enough time, with the big move, to make a quilt and write the pattern. As for the Unity Plenkiss… I really think Tally deserves a happy ending. I’m just not sure I can do justice to her situation in a lighthearted Christmas novella. She started the series as a homeless veteran with PTSD, and even though she’s reached a better situation by the end of the third book, I wouldn’t want to minimize the difficulties she still faces.

I want to write ALL of them!

And as for starting something new… I probably shouldn’t. SQUIRREL!

Tell me what you think. 

Wherever you are in this time of time of corona virus, I hope you are being careful and staying safe. It’s an age of uncertainty and worry for us, but this didn’t come as a surprise to God. He will never leave or forsake us. Lean into Him and cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.