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Authors Guide to Xmas Gifts

'Tis the season to be giving and books make great gifts! Don't believe me? Here's some reasons why:

  • There's a wide variety

  • They fit in a stocking

  • You don't have to worry about shipping with e-books

With that in mind here are some of the season's best offerings.

Puppy in a Santa hat
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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Alright, alright alright...who doesn't love Matthew McConaughey, right? The actor's first stab at a memoir promises to be as thought provoking as it is entertaining.

From the publisher: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction

Ready Player Two

On the heels of the very successful Ready Player One (which even spawned a controversial film adaptation) Ernest Cline follows up with a brand new adventure.

From the publisher: Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

Be Your Own Superhero: A Superpowered Guide to Unlocking Your Potential

Full disclosure, this is my own book. I wrote it as a functional yet fun way to supercharge your life to its fullest. First time on Kindle!

If you're a hero to everyone else in your life but yourself you need this guide! Using examples from the comic book world, and the superheroes that grace the pages, Be Your Own Superhero gives you the tools you need to make your own life SUPER! Manage your day, increase your confidence, defeat the arch nemesis holding you back from your goals, find your superfriends, and so much more. No capes needed!!If you liked Geek Girls Don't Cry, you'll love Be Your Own Superhero

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

A classic Dr. Seuss book that never goes out of style!

From the publisher: Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch-mas cheer with this Christmas classic--the ultimate Dr. Seuss holiday book that no collection is complete without!


Looking for something for the budding writer or brazen novelists on your list? Or maybe you want a little something for yourself. Here's some handy items with an author in mind.

LapGear Home Office Lap Desk with Device Ledge, Mouse Pad, and Phone Holder

I have one of these for writing in bed, although mine doesn't have the convenient cell phone holder or mouse pad. The cushion on the bottom helps keep your legs cool from the hot laptop.

2021 Planner - Weekly & Monthly Planner

The more I realize how much is involved in the business of writing, the more I need a planner to stay organized. My guess is the writer in your life does too.

Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with Heat

Oh yeah! We all know sitting at the computer for long hours causing all types of discomfort especially in the neck and shoulders. I tried this bad boy out during a trip to Seattle and it felt AMAZING! The only massager I know of that really gets deep into the muscle fibers for relief and relaxation.

Whatever you decided on, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a bountiful New Year!


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"Original Cyn" Cynthia Vespia writes fantasy novels with edge. This blog is dedicated to all things fantasy, writer wellness, and my author journey.


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