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Christmas is just over two weeks away and at Lakewater Press we’re on day four of our holiday blog hop.

Between December 1 and the 24th we’re sharing holiday interviews with our authors and the Lakewater Press staff.

It’s an excellent opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better, and to give our readers a peek behind the scenes–or pages.

Perhaps you’ll even find a new blog to follow, or your next favourite book.

Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for our holiday giveaway.

Today’s interviewee: Jodi Gallegos, acquisitions & marketing assistant

Your blog (url): Jodigallegos.com

Where do you live? Grand Junction, CO

What are your chances of having snow on Christmas Day? Pretty slim in my opinion, and based on my research  – because I love to research – my town has had only 18 Christmases with more than a trace amount of snow since 1893, and only three of those had more than an inch of accumulation. (*considers moving north*)

Do you have any favorite holiday traditions? My husband, sons and I usually start the Christmas season on Thanksgiving night when we watch Christmas Vacation for the first of several times.

We host a potluck for our extended family on Christmas Eve while Christmas Day is all about relaxing (after the early morning wake-up call & present unwrapping).

Egg nog: Yes or No? Yes

Are you an artistic gift wrapper or a basic “paper & tape” warrior? Wrapping paper and tape. With my kids though, all my wrapping paper is superhero or Star Wars theme. We have very little feminine or “pretty” paper.

Do you have any special holiday memories that include books? Are there any specific titles you remember? I remember the glow of the Christmas lights on my very first Little House on the Prairie books. Several years later I remember the thrill of opening my first two Stephen King books: Cujo and Christine.

They were all I’d asked for  and it was so hard to decide which to read first. I settled on Christine.

What is your earliest book-related memory? I remember going to the book-mobile with my babysitter every week during summer.

My best memories though, are of laying on the floor of my mom’s side of the bed reading her books – Clan of the Cave Bear  and Flowers in the Attic.

She never said anything about it. I like to think she was of the enlightened belief that as long as I was reading, it didn’t matter what.

Do you write/work during the holidays? I stay busy with my day job during the holidays. I don’t usually write or edit though. I take the slower pace of those few days to relax, read and watch movies.

Can you share what you’re working on now? I’m revising my YA light fantasy and also working on a sequel to my NA romance, which will be released on December  05, 2017.

What are your goals for 2018? To have two new books ready for submission. Find at least one more top notch submission for Lakewater Press. Read lots. Vacation.

Links to all the Lakewater Press participating blogs:

Barbara Quinn

Emma (E.L.) Wicker

James L. Weaver

Jodi Gallegos

Mia Kerick

Rebecca Carpenter

R.L. Martinez

Sam Boush

Samantha (S.C.) Alban

Sue Featherstone

Susan Pape

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