Today we're excited to chat with Kim Baccellia (Goddesses Can Wait) as part of YABC's Brand New Holiday Anthology,
Mistletoe & Magic!
Read on for more about Kim and her story, A Shot of Christmas Magic, plus a giveaway!
Kim’s published YA fantasies include NO MORE GODDESSSES, GODDESSES CAN WAIT, CROSSED OUT, CROSSED FIRE, and EARRINGS OF IXTUMEA. All are available on Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon.com. Kim is a staff reviewer at YA Books Central and loves to read and review YA books! She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and Damon, her pet cockatiel.
Meet A Shot of Christmas Magic
Available in the YABC Holiday Anthology: Mistletoe & Magic
When a bad storm hits her hometown, Tiffany Lake is stuck at the airport on Christmas Eve. She is sure it’s going to be her worst Christmas ever, until a mysterious stranger makes wishes come true and injects some magic into an otherwise dreary holiday.
YABC: What was your inspiration for this story?
Kim: One Christmas break, I almost got stuck at the John Wayne airport while traveling back to Sacramento to be with family. It wasn't fun! I thought why not add an element of magic and use a twist with a mythological god to bring Christmas cheer! Also a certain god we all know and love will be popping up in book three of my GODDESS series.
YABC: Tell us about your other works or projects? Where can we find your books?
Kim: I'm currently revising a YA post-apocalyptic novel where a Latina teen questions her cult’s faith. I'm also working on a romance set in Tuscany, Italy and book three of the GODDESS series which will find Jordan and Selena in Rome. Readers can find my books on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and IndieBound.
YABC: When it's book haul time at YABC, how do you decide which books to request?
Kim: It really depends on what my mood is at the time. Right now I'm loving books set in European cities like Rome, London, Paris. I always love a good paranormal. Diverse novels with strong Latina protagonists are my all-time favorites too. Plus, I love graphic novels, historical YAs, Sci-fi soap operas, and anthologies.
I’m a member of Romance Writer’s of America, where my manuscript placed third in the From the Heart Romance Writer’s Pages of the Heart Contest.