I remember the Christmas I was three years old. The vivid accounting could not possibly be true–or could it?
As a lively three-year-old, I often woke during the night for a drink of orange juice. My parents soon learned to keep a small glass in the refrigerator for those times when I was thirsty.
It was Christmas Eve and I woke to make the trek to the refrigerator for my OJ. The light from the fridge lit a pathway across the kitchen floor making the darkness not so ominous. Remembering this was Christmas Eve, I quickly drank my juice and set the empty glass back inside the fridge.
On the way to my snug and warm bed, I passed by the Christmas tree and paused for just a moment in front of a large window to gaze up at the starlit sky. To my amazement, Santa in his red and gold sleigh led by eight reindeer flew high above me.
My little heart pounded, and I raced back to bed for fear Santa would stop at my house and find me awake. The next morning, I scrambled from my bed to make sure he’d brought my toys. To my joy, there were the toys I’d wanted.
A child’s imagination for a future writer? Or a magical happening to a wee child?
Here is a little more about what DiAnn Mills:
Award-winning author, DiAnn Mills, launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. Currently she has over forty books in print and has sold 1.5 million copies.
DiAnn believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels.
Six of her titles have appeared on the CBA Best Seller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents. Five of her books have won placements through American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Awards 2003 – 2008, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005 and 2007. She was a Christy Awards finalist in 2008.
DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope and Love, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also a mentor for Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild.
She lives in sunny Houston, Texas. DiAnn and her husband have four adult sons and are active members of Metropolitan Baptist Church.
A Texas Legacy Christmas
Zack Kahler is ready to shake off the dust of New York City and return to Texas to take over his hometown paper. Just before leaving, the newsman finds himself the intended victim of a lively pair of eight-year-old pickpockets. After learning the street urchins are orphaned, Zack decides to bring then back to Kahlerville. But will Zack be able to run the newspaper, recover from a lost love, and still manage to keep his unruly charges out of trouble?
In 2010 look for:
March: A Woman Called Sage – Historic Colorado comes alive when bounty hunter Sage Morrow struggles to recreate her life while tracking down the killers of her husband and baby. Zondervan Publishers
April: Sworn to Protect – Border Patrol Agent Danika Morales puts her life on the line to defend US borders, but who is going to protect her? Tyndale Publishers, Book #2 of the Call of Duty Series