Christmas Blog Hop 2016 Signups

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The holidays are here, and if you’re anything like me, things are about to get wicked busy. However, continuing to promote our books is super important. What’s a writer to do?

I like to experiment with my marketing, trying all kinds of different things. For me, the most important question is, “Are my readers having fun?” The second most important question is, “Will this take a lot of time?”

In the past, I’ve done a few blog hops with exciting results! There was the gift-themed hop I did a few years ago and, after that, First Chapter Friday. I believe that when authors come together to do fun things for our readers, we’re all winners.

About the Christmas Blog Hop

Side note: I’m currently brainstorming a more fun name. Please feel free to suggest any ideas!

My goal is to keep things simple. On Wednesday, December 21st, everyone who is participating will post a flash fic piece or short story to their blog, starring your favorite characters. We’ll all share the landing page in our posts and on social media, where readers can find all of the fun stories. I will update and organize the landing page, and provide banners that we can all use to promote the blog hop.

All you have to do is write a fun, no-pressure story. It can be as short as or as long as you like. Write it, give it a quick proofread, and then schedule it.

This Year’s Theme: “The Wrong Gift”

One of your characters has accidentally given another character the wrong gift. This can be humorous, heartwarming, or even heated (in whichever sense of the word you’d like to interpret, heehee).

Feel free to tie it in with your novel(s). (For example, I’m going to be tying mine in with the South of Forever series.) Another fun idea is to tie it in with your email list somehow. (For example, you can ask readers to join your list for more holiday stories.)

You can also feel free to share buy links to your related or other books—and even put them on sale—but please remember this is a gift to our readers. Let’s keep it simple and fun!

To participate:

  • fill out the form below
  • write and schedule your blog post for no later than 8am EST on Wednesday, December 21st
  • email me the link where your post will be live (

If you have any questions, please comment below or email me!

THIS FORM IS CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who’s submitted! If you signed up, you should receive an email from me shortly.