December jealously hoards her snow through early thaws, piling it deep in the woods in dingy mounds, beneath the hemlocks sheltering boughs. She breathes out frosty fog, layering mist shrouded blankets, to cradle the fledgling winter chill. December mornings sparkle with frost encrusted branches, glinting in rare moments of winter sunshine. She graces Christmas Eve with lacey snowflakes, picture perfect in the fading light. Dancing around lighted lampposts, her fragile messengers frost holly, pine, and ribbon with crystal white. December plays, flirting coquettishly with winter, lest cruel January snatch it from her, encasing the world in brutal cold and ice.
I am a Harper Voyager, UK author. Among Wolves, the first in an adult fantasy trilogy was released 2015. Grim Tidings followed in 2016 and Before Winter concludes the series in 2017! I have 19 traditionally published children's books including: the Abby and the Book Bunch series and a 2 Readers' Theater series both published through Magic Wagon, a division of the ABDO Group, at www.abdopublishing.com. My first picture book, "The Christmas Cats" was released by Pelican Publishing in 2011. I have reviewed YA material for VOYA magazine for almost 28 years. Follow me on Twitter as FairySockmother and visit my website: www.nancykwallace.com.