While I’ll never pretend to be Christian, I have to say I enjoy Christmas. Actually, I enjoy the feel of it more than the actual it, if that makes any sense? But part of enjoying Christmas, for me, is creating my own traditions, one of them is the Criminal Advent Calendar. 😉 I’ve written four of them so far, with just one year when I missed. I wrote The Ice Circus that year. That was my Christmas book in 2019.
Each advent book is supposed to be read like an advent calendar, with a chapter (or episode) for each day. It can be challenging to write, as a lot can happen in a day. But to be true to the form of a traditional Scandinavian Christmas Calendar, the heroes (and villains) can only do so much as they must wait for the next day in December before acting on what happened the day before.
Some readers have struggled to wait, too.
I love that. 😉
I’ve written follow-on books to The Calendar Man and Invisible Touch, but those two books are the calendar books. Yule at Aurora Station is last year’s advent calendar. It was only supposed to consist of a story for each Advent Sunday, but I got carried away and made sure there was an entry for each Advent Sunday and every day in December. The Last Wild Song of Winter consists of interconnected stories with a new story for each day in December until Christmas Eve when the Greenlanders celebrate Christmas.
Yule at Aurora Station is the most magical as, 1) Luui is in it (but all grown up) and 2) because I couldn’t help myself. I stuffed all kinds of spirits – good and bad – into that book, and I loved every second of writing it. The other three books are less fantastical, but hopefully magical in their own way.
The links above will take you to the book pages on this website, while the links below are the usual links to Amazon.
- The Calendar Man (Petra)
- Invisible Touch (Petra)
- Yule at Aurora Station (Luui)
- The Last Wild Song of Winter (Maratse)
These are the advent books I have written so far, although you might want to come back tomorrow for some BIG NEWS! 😉