Christmas balls

Christmas is getting ever so close now that Thanksgiving is behind us.

annamaria put up the tree the weekend before Thanksgiving and with her family they drew lots from a silver bowl for secret Santa. No, it’s not the regular secret Santa we all know, annamaria’s family does it a bit different. First off, it’s not a secret, as they are drawing the names they reveal who they have. This year it formed a perfect circle.

Ariana –> Alessa
Alessa –> Nazih
Nazih –> Amelia
Amelia –> Roger
Roger –> annamaria
annamaria –> Amanda
Amanda –> Ariana

The object of this is to take the person out and bond while figuring out what to buy them as a secret present. It makes for great times, but it also gives several hours of relaxing time in this busy and chaotic world. The surprise presents are then placed under the tree to be opened on Christmas Eve.

annamaria still has a lot of work to do decking the house, but she enjoys it. She especially loves to sit back and take it all in with her family around her.

As it gets closer to Christmas, I’ll be going back to Regency to spend the holidays with my beloved Charles and best friend Jillian. Oh, let’s not forget my dear Cordova, who is always at my side helpful and loving.

White Swans A Regency WorldNow I must take the time for a small yet big and important reminder, annamaria’s White Swans A Regency World–my story– has fallen off the hot list. If I can’t get you all to go nominate the story on Kindle Scout, my novel will not be published. Won’t you help make annamaria and my dream come true? It only take a few minutes to nominate the book, and don’t forget if you vote and Amazon publishes the novel you’ll receive a free kindle copy. Kindle Scout has three chapters for you to sample, so won’t you go check it out?

What a wonderful Christmas present it would be for annamaria and I to receive notice from Amazon that they’ve chosen it for publication.


About annamaria

Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish. Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.
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