Christmas Books into Movies

Barbara Vey -- November 30th, 2010

I love hearing good news and I’m always happy when authors share it with me.  So, congratulations to Sheila Roberts for having her book make into a movie.  Here’s her news:  “My novel “On Strike for Christmas” is going to be a Lifetime movie, airing this December 5th. Needless to say, I’m excited about it and since this is such a fun chick story I thought maybe some of your posse might be interested in hearing about it. Lifetime should have a page up about it soon but meanwhile, here’s a link in case you need to check it out.”  I’m a Christmas movie junkie, so I’ll be looking foward to it.

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Debbie Macomber and Doris Roberts

.Debbie Macomber and Doris Roberts

Debbie Macomber’s second installment in the Mrs. Miracle series, Call Me Mrs. Miracle can be seen on the Hallmark Channel on Friday, December 3rd.  Last year’s Mrs. Miracle movie can be seen online at the Hallmark Channel website.  Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) stars as Mrs. Miracle.

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Katherine Chloe Cahoon is using her debut novel, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men for some very good causes.  Events have been held at the University of Texas and Vanderbilt University with the help of sorority members. Proceeds from the UT event went to  First Book, which gives new books to children in need. Katherine says, “Being an author, this was especially important to me.

Several of the young women at the event plan to travel abroad next year

Many of the young women who came said they were planning a trip abroad

When children do not have their own books, they miss important opportunities to develop their creativity and see the options life can hold for them.”

The VU event benefitted the Nashville Children’s Hospital and was called “Give the Kids a Shot at Life.” At both events, local singers donated their time and talents to entertain those who attended.  Tonight Katherine will be in Chicago for a philanthropy book event with Northwestern University for CASA, a nonprofit group which helps children who have been abused and neglected. Several European male students at the university have volunteered to put on a show for the girls attending the event. It will be quite entertaining!  (BTW, I did a Drive By Video with Katherine at the Emerald City Writers Conference and you have view it here.)

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Giveaways

From Nights of Passion Blog:  From Nov. 29 to Dec 5, Nights of Passion Blog is having a weeklong holiday party with romance authors a.c. Mason, Lindsay Downs, Mary Martinez, Toni Kelly, Rebecca Royce, Annie Nichols, Sandra Sookoo, Leanna Renee Hieber, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Marie Roy, Kit Marlowe, C. Margery Kempe, and Inara LaVey. Join the fun and enter the contests.  See the Nights of Passion Blog for details.

From Marianne Stephens:  Enjoy a Free Read, Special Delivery, on December 1st on my website.  Happy Holidays!

From Ellora’s Cave:  Ellora’s Cave free books being issued through the end of the year:  12/6/10 – A Taste for Jazz by Ciana Stone  12/27/10 – Destiny by Design by Wylie Kinson

If you have any news, charity or giveaway you’d like considered for the blog, please send me an email:  bvey@publishersweekly.com

Bottom Line: Good things are happening all the time…take a minute to look for all the good things in your life.


258 thoughts on “Christmas Books into Movies

  1. Marianne Stephens

    Thanks for the Free Read mention.
    Just watched two “Mrs. Miracle” movies this weekend. It’s great to have Christmas-based books turn into movies!
    The guide to finding European men sounds like an intriguing resource!

  2. Sheila Llanas

    Congrats to Sheila Roberts! She’s one of my favorite authors. I look forward to seeing her book made into a Lifetime movie. I’ve been pretty glued to the Hallmark channel this month. Love those holiday movies.

  3. Lisa Kessler

    Thanks for the new Christmas Movie tips Barbara!!!! And congratulations to the authors who are seeing their characters brought to life!!!

    How cool is that???

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!!

    Lisa :)

  4. Alberto Santiago

    I met Katherine Chloe Cahoon at a book signing. She was such a warm, genuine person. I even bought a copy of her book to help me better understand women.

  5. Ballet Dancer

    The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men just came out and it already has 17 – five star reviews on Amazon. The book is seriously good!

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  8. Sheila Roberts

    Just wanted to say thanks to those who posted congrats on the movie. On Strike for Christmas will be on the Lifetime Movie Channel at 8 p.m. Eastern time. It’s been fun checking out the web page the network set up for the movie. And if you go to it you can get some great tips on how to de-stress the holidays.

  9. Jaclyn Cohan

    The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men is a great book! It’s interesting, motivating yet humurous and is a perfect gift for any young girls and women over the holidays!

  10. Andrea H.

    The Single Girl’s Guide is inspiring. If more girls had Cahoon’s attitude they would be happier and the world would be a better place.

  11. Johnny

    I agree with Andrea. And as a heterosexual guy, I have to say that we are drawn to girls like Katherine. I even like to check in on her Meeting European Men website. Posts are always an upper.

  12. Katherine Chloé Cahoon

    Thanks for the nice comments! I appreciate them. Big congrats to Sheila and Debbie!! I love hearing about authors’ successes.

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    Single Girl’s Guide to Dating European Men is a humorous, helpful, and heart-warming book- all which can be used to describe Katherine Chloé Cahoon as well! :)

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    Katherine Chloe Cahoon’s book is a must read for anyone who plans to spend time abroad! All of the helpful hints are cute and very true to reality. Loved the book and I plan on giving copies of it out for Christmas gifts!

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    Loved Katherine Chloe Cahoon’s book The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men! I’m planning on studying abroad this upcoming summer and it’s the #1 priority on my packing list. Funny, smart, and informative. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to spend time in Europe or just for a good read.

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    I loved Katherine Chloé Cahoon’s book “The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men,” and so have all the girls in my sorority! Those that are going abroad next year have already said that it’s the first thing they’re going to pack. This coupled with the fact that Katherine is such a warm, genuine person….this book is going to be huge!

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