You can find out more about the Holiday Spectacular here, with stories from both me and Jason in past versions, and a bunch of wonderful holiday tales by some of my favorite writers.
Thank you for all of your fantastic support, and have a wonderful 2023!
I’m delighted to share my second contribution to this year’s Holiday Spectacular from WMG Publishing with The Copper Valley Cocoa Conniption Competition. In case you want to celebrate along with me and the good folks in the little Appalachian town of Copper Valley, December 13th is National Cocoa Day!
One important thing you’ll learn in this cocoa cozy is hot cocoa isn’t the same as hot chocolate. For cocoa, you start with cocoa powder rather than melting chocolate. After that, the only limit to the flavors you create is your own imagination and the ingredients you have on hand.
Of course you want to make sure you know what’s in all the ingredients you work with. Leaving such things to chance can lead to…unexpected results.
You can find out more about the 2022 Holiday Spectacular here. And don’t forget to catch up on other holiday volumes while you’re at it. You’ll find several stories from me and Jason and a bunch more amazing writers in the pages of Holiday Spectaculars 2019, 2020, and 2021, and you can even choose whether you want all kinds of stories or only those from specific genres. The whole series has delightful new covers, too.
You can read The Copper Valley Cocoa Conniption Competition free on this site until December 20th, with my warm wishes for Happy Holidays ahead and a wonderful 2023!
And my deepest, most sincere hope that we all experience a whole lot less strange over the next twelve months and into the future.
I hope you enjoyed reading this cocoa cozy as much as I enjoyed writing it!
For more tales of crime and mystery, check out Spiral Publishing’s Mystery titles. You can get an anthology of Appalachian crime tales from Jason A. Adams and I with Shadows Mountain Deep, and crime tales from all over with Partnership in Crime. We’re both regular contributors to Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem Magazine as well, along with a devilishly skilled syndicate of fabulous crime writers.
You can also get more holiday magic from me and Jason and dozens more from many of my favorite writers by grabbing your copy of the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Holiday Spectaculars! They make for wonderful reading and wonderful gifts any time of year.
Here’s hoping for a more ordinary, peaceful, and prosperous year ahead for all of us!
The Copper Valley Cocoa Conniption Competition
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