Published by Rosewind Books on November 9, 2021
A TYPICAL WRITING DAY WITH DOROTHY DREYER
I usually have to fit in writing between my day job and one of my side hustles, but occasionally I get some days totally committed to writing. When those days come along, I usually start with a printout of my outline and my current notebook. After I spend a few hours doing some old-fashioned, handwritten drafting, I hop on my computer and type up my draft, editing as I go.
This is the point where my story usually takes a turn, veering off the path of my outline. Or my characters usually get voices of their own and steer off onto some subplot I hadn’t planned out.
Sometimes I have to skip scenes or chapters, writing what comes more easily to me first, and “filling in the blanks” later. I also leave notes for myself, such as to remember to fact-check something or find out the “real” name of something when I’ve put a filler word in.
If I’m given enough uninterrupted time, I can usually get a good chunk of writing done. But that doesn’t happen as often as I’d like it to. My goal is to one day have writing as my full-time job so I can get all the stories in my head out into the world.
Publisher : Rosewind Books (November 9, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 228 pages
ISBN-10 : 1645480534
ISBN-13 : 978-1645480532
Praise for CHRISTMAS IN SILVERWOOD
“Romance readers who enjoy Hallmark-style stories of unexpected love will relish the down-home feel and evolving tale of Holly and Nick.” —Midwest Book Review
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Dorothy Dreyer, comes a beautiful story about the magic of Christmas, the strength of family and friends, and falling in love when you least expect it—all with the help of a team of Alaskan Malamutes. This gorgeous, feel-good Christmas treat is perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Jenny Hale, and Sheila Roberts.
Holly St. Ives is in a rut. Once a celebrated artist making waves in New York City, she finds herself uninspired and unmotivated. Her recent break-up is the last push she needs to spend Christmas alone in the small mountain cabin her father left her in his will—a family getaway she hasn’t visited in years.
After a near accident in Silverwood, she meets Nick Mason, whom she learns is responsible for everything in the small town running like clockwork—including the upcoming Christmas festival and the town’s entry in the state-wide tree decorating contest. Holly doesn’t have time for Nick’s beguiling charm or mouth-watering holiday cupcakes, but after meeting his father, she discovers there’s more to the town’s obsession with the contest than meets the eye.
Touched by the prospect that the whole town is willing to pitch in for a good cause, Holly feels her Christmas spirit making a comeback. As Nick and his team of Alaskan Malamutes work their way into her heart, Holly may just remember the meaning of the season after all.
After breaking up with her boyfriend, Holly wants some alone time to figure out her life so she travels to her family’s cabin but is stopped by a man, a dog, and a truck blocking her way. None of them are friendly but the dog named Cupid acts like his namesake and breaks the ice. Nick, the dog’s owner isn’t as gruff as he first appeared and he quickly figures out that Holly doesn’t have that Holiday Cheer. This story is written just like a Hallmark Romance and helps you achieve those same giddy feelings of wonder and charm in a couple that just needs to be together. They are altogether believable characters and the story is filled with the magic of the season.
Dorothy Dreyer is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Born in Angeles City, Philippines to a Filipino mother and American Father, Dorothy grew up a military brat, living in Guam, Massachusetts, South Dakota, New Jersey, and New York. Dorothy is bilingual, speaks fluent English and German, and teaches English to children at a multilingual school in Frankfurt, Germany where she resides with her family and two Siberian huskies.
Past Awards: Solo medalist of the 2018 New Apple Award for Outstanding Young Adult Fantasy