We are all pencils in the
hands of God.
Christmas came to LaBelle last Saturday with vendors tables all decorated for the occasion. The Barron Park Christmas tree lighting and the annual lighted boat parade followed after dark. I welcomed the opportunity to present my newest book in the Belle of the Glades series, and I held a drawing for a Christmas basket and was pleased to present it to Charlene Claireborne. Congrats Charlene! Merry Christmas to all who stopped by my table to visit a spell. Thank you readers for your time. I wish you a blessed Christmas and happy New Year.
Every family has its favorite cookies that must appear every Christmas. I minimized this year and made two to please. In addition, I took the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies featured at the end of my newest Belle of the Glades sequel--The Barnstormer--to a neighborhood Christmas gathering.
This early 1900s recipe was contributed by Joseph Edwards and is also available at http://campfireshadows.com/
Cheryl Abney was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and now lives in the Florida Glades area of her books’ setting. She lives with her husband, her Jack Russell Terrier, Ditto, and a Russian Tortoise named Theo. Before following her passion to write, Ms. Abney was a teacher and guidance counselor for 31 years in the education field.