Sunday, December 11, 2011



Thank you again for donating a book for our 1st annual "Good Tidings & Trimmings" e-book Giveaway! What book or books did you donate, tell us more about them.

The Continuing Case of Manny Tippitoes

A young girl awakes in her room to see a strange man singing a catchy song. Meanwhile, her uncle, the youngest detective on the force, is handed an old leather attache case. He is told it contains the results of over 100 years of secret police investigations. Working together, and separately, Marcella and "Uncle Detective" follow a trail that leads past Victorian detectives, singing waiters, vaudeville showmen, 1930s Hollywood, World War Two and comic book heroes to the present day. Who is breaking into the homes of the city's richest citizens? Why can't the police catch this intruder? And what's the deal with all the socks?

What is your favorite thing about the holiday season and what does Christmas mean to you?

The opportunity to dedicate time and presence to my wife and family.

What is your favorite holiday memory?

Too many to detail, really. Each Christmas shares characteristics with the other but has distinct memories of its own. What I always enjoy is the opportunity to spend uninterrupted time with my family.

Do you still have any of the toys you got when you were a kid?

Not that I know of. Maybe some are lurking in a box somewhere.

How do you celebrate the holidays?

My wife and I travel from Chicago to Waukesha, WI. to spend the day with her parents and siblings. She has eight brothers and sisters plus their spouses and offspring and there is usually a huge crowd.

Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

Yes, this belief spontaneously regenerates itself in December whenever there are kids around.

A lot of people get that warm, fuzzy feeling around this time of year, are you one of those people?


Have you ever gone caroling or wanted to?

Usually under the gentle compulsions of a group. But not since I was in junior high school.

If you had a choice of the perfect weather for Christmas would it be cold and snowy, or warm and sunny?

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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