Christmas is a time for timeless traditions, from trimming the tree to wrapping gifts and last minute shopping. If you’re looking for a fun gift this year — or a quick read to unwind with after the holidays, check out a new collection of short stories written by more than a dozen award winning authors. Each of the fifteen stories was inspired by a song from The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Cookies album.

Everybody loves Christmas . . . and mysteries. And now the two of them have been combined. We hope you’ll enjoy this fun little project revisiting the Christmas Cookies CD. ~ Joe Bonsall, a member of The Oak Ridge Boys and author of Ollie Bramlett 

I love stories with an O’Henry twist and when this one came to me, everything just fell into place. I hope readers enjoy reading Hark! the Herald Angels Sing as much as I did writing it. ~ Patricia Bradley, author of Hark The Herald Angels Sing

I had way too much fun writing my short story based on “Jingle Bells.”  Murder All the Way started as a what if. What if it wasn’t so much fun to ride in a one-horse open sleigh? What if it turned out to be deadly? I know, I have a warped mind! ~ Kelly Irvin, author of Jingle Bells (Murder All The Way)

The first time I read the words, ‘Uncle Luther Made the Stuffing’, I knew there was a story there. It’s an offbeat and fun title and it screamed, ‘write me’. I had such a good time writing this story. I hope you enjoy it. ~ Vanessa M. Knight, author of Uncle Luther Made the Stuffing

Other stories were contributed by authors Lisa Preston, Beth Pugh, D. L. Havlin, Christine Clemetson, Don Bruns, Delores Topliff, Danielle M Haas, Kaye D. Schmitz, M.M. Chouinard, and Mindy Steele.

May your Christmas be merry and blessed! And may your New Year be full of Divine Detours.

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