31 Wicked Days of Xmas With Linda Poitevin

  • What is next for you book wise in 2013?

Assuming we survive the end of the Mayan calendar? J I don’t have a pub date yet, but sometime during the year, book 3 of the Grigori Legacy, Sins of the Righteous, will be out. And with a little hard work on my part, book 4, Sins of the Forsaken, should be written and ready to go.

  • Do you have a favorite book of 2012?

For me, a great book is one that I keep thinking about long after I’ve finished it. Mike Mullin’s Ashfall is that kind of book. For all that I love the shivers that come with a good UF novel, what truly scares me is the possibility of a real scenario like a super volcano…and Mike makes that possibility all too real. I still hold him partly responsible for my canning frenzy this year…

  • What is your favorite holiday food?

Leftover turkey. When all the cooking and cleaning is done, I can live off that carcass for days without lifting a finger in the kitchen. J

  • Least favorite holiday song?

Before I answer, may I just say thanks a whole lot for reminding me of this. I’d successfully rid the house of all CDs with this particular song on it, and then I read this question and couldn’t remember the name of the flippin’ thing and so I had to go searching on the Internet and now I have it stuck in my head!!! AARRGGHH!

Oh, and it’s Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives. Can’t say I’m overly fond of Jingle Bell Rock or Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree either…and I came across entire lists of other s in my search, too. There really are a lot of annoying Christmas songs, aren’t there? 😉

  • Do you have any holiday family traditions?

Sadly, we don’t do this anymore because my kids have all grown up, but I used to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to them every Christmas Eve before bed. Then they’d be allowed to open one present  — always a new pair of pajamas, but somehow always still exciting. Now, I’m just happy to have everyone come home! J

  • Worst gift you ever received?

That would be my husband’s first Christmas present to me. He got me a downhill ski suit. I didn’t (and still don’t) ski, but he thought I should. He has never lived it down, lol!

  • Worst gift you ever gave?

I’m actually a great gift giver, so I can’t think of any…unless you count the period when my daughters were teenagers and nothing I did (including breathing) or gave was right. 😉

  • Favorite holiday memory?

The last Christmas my dad was alive. I was pregnant with our third daughter, our twins were two years old, and Dad’s cancer was in remission. He was a woodworker and had made a little, old-fashioned stove for the girls. They were so excited, and “cooked” for hours. We still have the stove, set aside for grandchildren one day. *crosses fingers*

  • If you could share one lesser known fact about yourself to our readers, what will it be?

When I was growing up, I always wanted to marry someone who would take me homesteading out in the backwoods somewhere. I consider it one of life’s little ironies that I married a city boy who’s only willing to go camping if there’s an electrical outlet available for plugging in his computer. J

  • Weirdest thing you collect?

Dead houseplants. They’re alive enough when I start out with them, but for all my great gardening skills, I’m terrible with houseplants. And then I feel guilty when I kill them, so I keep them around for way too long in hopes that I might be able to revive them. It’s really quite sad…

Thank you SO much for inviting me to participate, Nat! I loved the questions—they were a hoot to answer (and I’m sure I’ll forgive you for Holly Jolly Christmas…eventually). Wishing you many warm memories this Christmas…I’ll raise a glass to you and your sisters and your mom. Hugs, kiddo! J

Giveaway Details: Linda is giving away winners choice of either Sins of the Angels or Sins of the Son. To enter just tell Linda about your worst holiday gift ever.

  • Lori H December 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

    The worst holiday gift was a fruit cake some friends of the family gave us every year. But as they say its the thought that counts but the fruit cake was sure yucky 🙂
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  • Lily B December 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

    When I was little, someone gifted me their used joke book just because they thought they needed to give me a gift and a few years ago a gift card to a store husband and I don’t shop at.

  • sandyg265 December 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I don’t wear jewlery and someone gave me a jewlery cleaner.

  • Rebe December 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

    My Mom gave me an electronic ice scraper as a stocking stuffer once. Never used it.

  • Mary Ellen Thompson December 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    My mother in law once gave us a meatloaf wrapped in gift wrap for Christmas. Bless her heart, she had a hard time with gift giving.

  • bn100 December 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    not getting any gift

  • Marie-Claude December 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    When I was 8, my grandma gave me some nylon stocking…..

  • Viki S. December 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    It would be the Beet Root extract my husband gave me this year. I HATE beets.

  • blodeuedd December 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Worst..well this really really really ugly porcline thing my uncle gave me

  • Chelsea B. December 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    A tooth brush. Just a plan old tooth brush. I kid you not.

  • Anita Yancey December 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    When I was sixteen my mom got me an ugly apron. Do you think she was trying to tell me something?

  • Janie McGaugh December 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I don’t know that I’ve received any horrible gifts (i.e., ones that wouldn’t be perfectly fine for someone else). Probably the most useless thing I’ve received is pierced earings for my nonpierced ears!

  • Bethany C. December 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    My husband gave me a heart necklace. That doesn’t sound so bad but it’s kind of cheesy looking. Also, I hate heart jewelry.


  • one year. December 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    My husbands cousin gave me a broken weekly pill dispenser. I am pretty sure she pulled it off the shelf of her pharmacy. I am not sure if she new it was broken. Either way is was awful!

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