Monday, October 9

A defining moment in time

The fourth Christmas Town anthology, Heartwarming Holiday Wishes, is being released October 10. If you haven't already pre-ordered your copy, go ahead--I'll wait.

No, wait, I'm kidding. I mean, I'll be glad if you order it no matter when it is. But there's more to it than just that. I love Christmas Town and its stories and the authors I get to work with. I love that while this is an indie-published boxed set, as have been the two before it, A Heartwarming Christmas and A Heartwarming Holiday, the Christmas Town stories were born in Christmas, Actually a 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release by Melinda Curtis, Anna Adams, and Anna J. Stewart. It was Melinda and the Annas who conceived the idea of going back to Christmas Town every year. Harlequin didn't want to to along, but they did nothing to stand in the authors' way.

We all have defining moments in our careers. First sales. Favorite books. New publishers. Going indie. Going trad. Saying I write romance with the words Wanna make something of it? echoing unsaid into the silence that follows.

The day in January of 2015 when Melinda Curtis asked me to join the Christmas Town Chroniclers (we don't really call ourselves that--I just made it up) was one of those defining moments. When I was invited back not only a second but a third time, I have been as excited as I was the first. It is an honor working with the other women in the anthologies. And it is so much fun.

Speaking of fun, here's the "stuff" on this year's anthology, just in case you'd forgotten. My story is Miracle on Joyful Street. It's the first time I've ever had a heroine who's a librarian. I don't think it will be the last.

But before I go to that, I should tell you defining moments are the them for this week on Word Wranglers, so keep an eye out for Nan, Kristi, Margie, Ava, and Jana's posts. And let us know what some of your defining moments have been.

Have a great week.

This holiday season, warm your heart with 10 connected sweet, clean & wholesome holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 10 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today bestselling authors. 

This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, Maine, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. 

A Heartwarming Holiday will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1000 pages.

Santa's Secret Heart by Anna Adams
Merry Christmas Carol by Melinda Curtis
Miracle on Joyful Street by Liz Flaherty
Finding His Fiancée by Christmas by Cheryl Harper
The Christmas Window by Tara Randel
Mistletoe and Holly by Leigh Riker
Gingerbread Girl by Carol Ross
The Christmas List by Anna J Stewart
A Case for Christmas Magic by Amy Vastine
Jingle Bell Love by Cari Lynn Webb


  1. Congrats on the new release Liz!

  2. Congrats on the new release. Of course, I will order it!

  3. yay for new books, Liz! And what a great moment, indeed!

  4. Congrats on the new release, Liz. I love the title!

  5. I'm so glad we all started writing these stories! I love to go back every year! And the friends I've made... :-)

  6. Love this, Liz! I've learned so much being a part of this amazing group. And I enjoy it more every year!

  7. Holy cats! I thought I'd commented here and apparently, I didn't. Yikes! Fun stuff and I know how excited you are about this new Christmas Town set and I'm thrilled for you! That's a great defining moment! And yes, I've already ordered it. ;-)