Christmas Lites Information

I wanted to share some more info about the anthology that I will be published in and helped proofread. Christmas Lites will be arriving Nov. 26 in eBook format and print format.  An eBook copy will be available at Smashwords and only run $3.99, and all of that will go to the charity.  The print version will run $12.99, with the greater percentage of that going to charity if you buy from CreateSpace.  The print version is also available on Amazon , but I encourage you to use CreateSpace so that the maximum percentage can go to charity.  Its a great deal really – the reader gets a great read AND someone in need gets assistance.

So without further creative ado, here’s the general information packet we came up with, including author’s names and story titles and a little bit of info on NCADV.

The Creative Reviews group on GoodReads is filled to the brim with writers, reviewers, editors, proofreaders and crazy people. We decided to pull all our abilities to do something for others. And it was born: Christmas Lites. It’s a Short Story Anthology with the overall theme of Christmas. It will be available in e-book and print this November.

Twenty-six authors submitted a short story to be included in the anthology and the proceeds will be donated to the NCADV – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. It’s a wonderful charity that we are honored to support. We are also donating FREE e-copies to the deployed troops overseas via Operation eBook Drop.


Once upon a time, a rough and tumble seven year old caught Santa sliding down the chimney…

Then a ninja elf came and broke Santa out, no net is strong enough to keep out this ninja elf! Off past the faithful family pet they ran and jumped in the sleigh. They raced to another house but refused to stop when ghosts were there to greet them. Santa doesn’t tangle with ghosts. He doesn’t tangle with vampires, either.

At the next stop, he met a runaway gingerbread man who yelled, “You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!” Santa didn’t bother to catch him; he had things to do.

On his way to his next delivery, he passed a werewolf jumping out of a plane and dodged a zombie hungry for his brain.

He finally touched down in a nice, normal town full of tidings and great joy…

Or did he?

Dive into a world of variety—a world of spirit with this Creative Reviews anthology. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with some short stories that entertain and encompass the true meaning of Christmas? All proceeds of this book will be donated to the NCADV (national coalition against domestic violence). Debut authors and published authors have come together in this one-of-a-kind compilation – please help support a great cause and plunge deep into our imaginations.

List of Titles and Authors:

Shane Stilson: Higher Ground
EC Stilson: How I Found My Soul Mate and Turkey Avenger
Vered Ehsani: Christmas Ghost
C.S. Splitter: Whimper
Phil Cantrill: Christmas Story
Brett J. Talley: Last Year’s Eggnog
Catherine Forbes: The Gateway Incident
Mark Koning: Sweet Child
Tricia Kristufek: Accidentally Gift Wrapped <—-That’s me!!!
Paige Kellerman: Christmas Disco
L.A. Wright: Star of Christmas
S. Patrick Pothier: The Road to Comfort
Cassie McCown: Mirror
Angel Armstead: All I want for Christmas
Ottilie Weber: ‘Tis the Holiday Spirit
Amy Eye: The Hunt
JA Clement: A Sprig of Holly
Richard Phelan: Memories of the Splendid Splinter
Mark Mackey: An Amy Harkstone Christmas
Lizzy Ford: Santa’s Ninja Elf
Nicolette Alexsandr: Broken Glass
Mark Faulkner: Face
Cambria Hebert: The Perfect Ornament and Blank
Angela Yukiro-Smith: Only That Day Dawns
Mysti Parker: The Carpenter’s Wife


Amy Eye: Formatting, Editing
Vered Ehsani: Editing
Proofreaders: Cassie McCown, Alan Zendell, Tricia Kristufek <—- That’s me again!
Cover Design and Print Formatting: Dafeenah Jameel,
Christmas Tree Glyph: Regina Wamba,
Ebook converting for Smashwords: C.S. Splitter
NCADV coordinator: Jenn Pringle

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:


NCADV believes violence against women and children results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions. NCADV recognizes that the abuses of power in society foster battering by perpetuating conditions, which condone violence against women and children. Therefore, it is the mission of NCADV to work for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.

NCADV’s work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives – such as safe home and shelter programs – for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV’s caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under-represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and violence against women and children.

Please start passing on the word about this wonderful book. A LOT of effort went into creating this in a very short amount of time, and everyone who contributed in one way or another is very proud to be a part of this project. They would make wonderful stocking stuffers for all your book-lovers, and you get to help others during this season of giving as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a note and I will get back to you.
Update: My coworker, Eric Shoemaker, made this wonderful book release poster for us to use! If you ever need any graphic design work, he’s the one to go to! Just shoot me a message and I’ll hook you up.

7 thoughts on “Christmas Lites Information

  1. Your friend is super talented as that is one fabulous looking poster! Wow! It makes me want to buy it! Lol. Great idea tricia – you are fab!!

  2. This design is spectacular! You most certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

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